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Fraud Threats for Property Transactions

We have all read the headlines recently of cases where someone has been a victim of property fraud.  There are certain things that you can do to protect yourself and your property against this. People may be particularly at risk from fraudulent activity if: - They no longer live in the property They…

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Our Latest Quality Awards

Sproull Solicitors LLP is pleased to have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel Quality Mark for the 16th year running.  Emily Moyle of Sproull Solicitors LLP said “Once a year we have a two day audit to check that we meet the exacting quality standards of the Lexcel mark and,…

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Stamp Duty Land Tax

You may have read about the effects on the housing market of the Government’s recent decision to charge an extra 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax to the buyers of second homes.  We now have a few statistics to back that up which you might find interesting.  In March 2016, property…

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Probate - The Value of Good Advice

Many people deal with probate themselves these days and many people may well do that successfully.  Here’s a salutary warning, however, of the risks associated with not taking professional advice as an Executor when winding up the estate of a deceased.   The recent case of Usher v HMRC concerned the estate…

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Recent changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax

The changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax which came into effect on 1st April 2016 were of enormous significance for our property team and, it is fair to say, for most other firms of solicitors across England and Wales dealing with conveyancing.  The volume of transactions completed in the last…

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