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Monday, September 14, 2020

Sharron Tennant from Spire Solicitors explains all you need to know about changing the legal ownership of your property.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Managing director of Minors & Brady, Jamie Minors, discusses one of the main issues affecting the Norfolk property market right now.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Natalie Briggs, conveyancing executive at Spire Solicitors LLP, discusses the different paperwork you need when selling your house.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Alisdair Liddle, partner at Spire Solicitors, explores an alternative to purchasing a buy-to-let property.

Friday, July 31, 2020

If you have had an offer accepted on your dream home, you may be wondering what you need to do next. Julie Crowder-Barr from Spire Solicitors explains how the conveyancing process works.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Low interest rates, available lending and an active market means there’s never been a better time to move, says Jamie Minors.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Sarah Fiddy from Spire Solicitors talks us through the probate process and highlights some of the pitfalls that can arise.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Jo Tinson, partner at Spire Solicitors, looks at the importance of making a will – especially for unmarried cohabiting couples.

Friday, May 29, 2020

The effects of Covid-19 on the high street have been catastrophic for the leisure and retail sectors, says Spire Solicitors’ Protima Sikdar-Wood.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Ruth Collett from Spire Solicitors explains all you need to know if you’re thinking of buying a shared ownership home.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

As coronavirus continues to cause widespread disruption across the region, you may be tempted to make your own will. Alisdair Liddle from Spire Solicitors offers a few words of caution.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Now is the perfect time to research your next home, says Tony Abel, as Abel Homes temporarily suspends work on its construction sites during the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Sharron Tennant from Spire Solicitors looks at the ways coronavirus has impacted the process of buying and moving – and what mortgage lenders are doing to help.

Monday, March 23, 2020

As coronavirus continues to affect the region, leaving many people isolated and at risk or vulnerable, local estate agent Jamie Minors highlights the importance of community.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Now is a great time to buy – and the government-backed Help to Buy scheme is valuable in providing the first or next step on to the property ladder.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Tony Abel shares his thoughts on the housing sector ahead of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s upcoming Budget.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

As a result of high rental costs and soaring property prices, more parents are dipping into savings or releasing capital from their own property to support the next generation, says Spire Solicitors’ David Percival.

Monday, February 24, 2020

You’re Diana Ross, and you’re in the middle of a chain reaction. Contrary to the popular song produced by the Bee Gee’s in 1985, ‘a chain’ in the UK’s property market does not have such allure, says Jamie Minors.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Kira Arden from Spire Solicitors explains what might happen to the family home during a divorce.

Friday, January 24, 2020

I think I speak for us all when I say 2019 was a political and emotional rollercoaster. Whichever way you voted in the General Election, there’s no doubt that there’s been an overwhelming turnaround in the property market in the past month.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Many people have good intentions of making their will but put it off because of other distractions, says Spire Solicitors’ Kiri Nichols.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Ever wondered how to add someone to your mortgage? Sharron Tennant from Spire Solicitors explains how.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Ever wondered how you could reduce your energy bill over the winter months? Ron Beattie from Beattie Passive looks at how a Passivhaus might have the answer.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

When the traditional Christmas festivities are over and you start to plan for the year ahead, why not take the opportunity to look for your new home?

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Do you need separate consent when carrying out work on your home? Craig Ward from Spire Solicitors reveals all you need to know.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Christmas has come early for those looking to buy a new home, says Edward Parker of Bennett Homes.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Annette Hurst from David Wilson Homes unpicks some of the myths around buying a new build.

Monday, October 14, 2019

As our awareness around climate change increases, Ron Beattie discusses why low energy homes might be the answer.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Not everyone is aware of how much developers contribute to community facilities – but new legislation is about to change that, says Edward Parker of Bennett Homes.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Though it may be tempting to delay making a will, it’s essential if you want to ensure your estate is distributed among your beneficiaries without complications. Here Teresa Callender takes a look at the six basic steps involved and why it’s a good idea to seek professional legal assistance.

Friday, September 20, 2019

House builders are often criticised for creating new homes that all look the same – but there are exceptions right on your doorstep, says Edward Parker of Bennett Homes.

Monday, September 9, 2019

When buying a residential property, it is likely you will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax. Here Donna Buttolph, of Spire Solicitors, explains all you need to know.

Monday, September 9, 2019

On the surface, Capital Gains Tax (CGT) seems simple, but the costs involved could prevent you from replacing one comparable property with another. Here, Jon Hook details some of the CGT reliefs available.

Friday, August 16, 2019

As we all make the most of the warmer weather, Sian Carrel from Spire Solicitors reaveals her top tips for easing neighbourhood tensions.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Are you building your own home? Here, Ron Beattie shares his top tips to help you stick to your budget.

Monday, August 5, 2019

The key difference between legal and beneficial ownership of property, or indeed any asset, is both age-old and highly topical, says Jon Hook from Norwich Accountancy Services.

Friday, August 2, 2019

With more and more new build homes coming to the market, it’s more important than ever to do your research says Susan Ward of Spire Solicitors.

Monday, July 1, 2019

A self-build project isn’t all about style, says Ron Beattie – it’s also about quality of life.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Despite ongoing political uncertainty, low interest rates and purchase incentives mean that now is still a great time to buy a new home, says Annette Hurst from David Wilson Homes.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Have you ever wondered if you could claim a piece of land near your property as yours? Sarah Cracknell, of Spire Solicitors, looks into the legal side of adverse possession.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Jon Hook from Norwich Accountancy Services discusses the changes to rent-a-room relief.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Alisdair Liddle weighs up whether or not buy-to-let properties are still worthy investments.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Natalie Briggs from Spire Solicitors shares her top tips on why you should consider the boundaries of your property.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Sharron Tennant from Spire Solicitors LLP discusses some new government legislation on reservation agreements, coming into force in 2019.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

To mark National Self Build Week, Ron Beattie looks at how more and more self-builders are looking to the future when they build their home.