Landlords – Are you aware of the new EPC changes?

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From 1 April 2018, the rules relating to Energy Performance Certificates for both commercial and residential leases will be changing. If you’re a landlord, you need to know about the proposed changes; below, we briefly consider the new regulations. The biggest change proposed is the introduction of the minimum EPC rating of ‘E’. This will…

The Importance of Protocol Forms – Property

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Whether you are buying or selling you will no doubt come across the Property Information Forms. The Sellers Property Information Form should be completed to the best of the sellers’ knowledge and the replies should be checked carefully by the buyer. If the replies differ from what you have been told about the property then…

A brief guide to the new higher rate of tax

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Higher Rate of Tax As at 1 April 2016 the Government introduced a new higher rate of tax for the purchase of additional properties.  This means that from this date, where you are purchasing another property in addition to your home, that purchase will attract a higher rate of tax. As a purchaser, who is…

Help to Buy ISA’s

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With the rising costs of living and property prices on the increase it can often feel impossible for first time buyers to make any progress in their savings towards a deposit; the Help to Buy ISA could just be that helping hand to get you started What is a Help to Buy ISA? First time…

Landlord & Tenant: Are you covered?

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Landlord and Tenants Rights explained Most residential landlords renting properties know that they should have a written Tenancy Agreement with their tenant.  At Jordan’s we have been instructed recently by several different clients who had obtained a Tenancy Agreement from an online website.  Some of these clients believed they were buying a Tenancy Agreement from…

The Conveyancing process explained

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Here at Jordan’s Solicitors, we know that buying a house is a complex process. Therefore we want to give our clients a brief guide explaining the conveyancing process. Our property team at Jordan’s are experts in dealing with property transactions. We know that efficiency, negotiation, and timing all play a critical part to achieving a…

Buying a Property with a Mortgage

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Often when you buy a property with a mortgage the lender will request us to act on their behalf as well. This is because the lender’s and the buyer’s interests are usually the same – to ensure the property is being bought with good title and it is worth the amount being paid for it (or what they are…

Buying commercial property checklist

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Buying your own commercial property is a huge step for any business. Whether you are a new start-up company or an older business looking to expand, there is a lot to consider when acquiring your own property. Here at Jordans Solicitors we have provided legal advice and support to countless Wakefield businesses purchasing their first…

Why should you choose Jordans?

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Jordans Solicitors might not be the biggest firm, but we’re here to give you a few reasons as to why we’re the best and why we always ensure our client’s needs are our first and foremost priority. We know that when you have to get the help of a solicitor, generally, it’s not for a…

Property Landlords – reduce your exposure to repairing obligations

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Property Landlords – reduce your exposure to repairing obligations A recent Supreme Court decision in the case of  Edwards v Kumarasamy [2016] is likely to be met with relief by buy-to-let owners of leasehold properties. The court had been asked to consider whether an intermediate landlord was in breach of the statutory covenant to keep…