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Conveyancing COVID-19 Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an impact across the whole home moving industry. You will find the process very different from the way it was before the government took steps to restrict transactions. Please familiarise yourself with the pan-industry consumer guidance. You may have already received this document from the estate agent or other property professional….

Desmond Higgins and the Commissioners for HMRC

Desmond Higgins and the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, [2019] EWCA Civ 1860. Capital Gains Tax (CTG) is always a factor to bear in mind when tax planning for a house purchase. In the case of Higgins v. HMRC, Higgins had purchased off-plan from a developer, exchanging in 2006 when the flat was…

How to redeem a Help to Buy equity loan when you sell your property

Completing on the purchase of a property with a Help to Buy Equity Loan does not mean you are free from all the additional paperwork involved. A Help to Buy Equity Loan will need to be redeemed on the sale of a property, just like any other mortgage or personal loan, which has been secured….

Stamp Duty Land Tax

Here at Askews Legal LLP we have a team of dedicated residential conveyancing specialists to assist you with all your conveyancing needs. This article provides a brief explanation about Stamp Duty and how it works. Remember you should always obtain specialist tax advice from a qualified expert, such as an accountant or a specialist tax…

Indemnity Insurance Explained

Askews Legal LLP are a firm of Solicitors in Coventry who have a dedicated residential conveyancing team that are experienced in dealing with indemnity insurance policies and any issues, which may be flagged up during the conveyancing process. When you are buying a property your solicitors will review the contract documents they receive from the…

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