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Right to Buy

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Nearly 1,500 social homes have been sold under the Government's relaunched Right to Buy scheme since the beginning of April this year, according to figures released on 15 November 2012 by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Discounts of up to 60% for a house and 70% for a…

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Residential Property in Wales

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From Spring 2013 certain buyers will be eligible for 95% on new-build homes in Wales. http://cymru.gov.uk/newsroom/housingandcommunity/2012/121113ms/;jsessionid=5D0DE6FB088E0E0BFEC7466269497A62?lang=en The scheme is similar to the New Build initiative launched in England in February 2012, and should be a terrific boost for the housing market in Wales, helping both developers and house buyers. ET…

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Pensioner awarded £44,000 in PI Claim…

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A woman who shattered her arms after tripping over a supermarket trolley as she reached for a pork pie, has been awarded £44,000, it was reported today. The 79-year-old called out to her husband that she had found the pies as she stepped forward to reach them, but then fell…

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Criminal Law Partnership Agreed…

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ET Law Limited Announce Preferred Partnership Agreement with Burton Copeland Expanding its legal services into the Criminal Defence Law arena Long established law firm ET Law Limited, has today announced a preferred partnership agreement with the North Wests leading Criminal Defence Lawyers, Burton Copeland. Firmly established in the practice of…

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Residential Landlords…

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...don’t leave your tenants in the cold... From 1 January 2013, concealed flues – usually found in apartments – should have inspection hatches fitted.  Hatches should be at least 300mm square and positioned within 1.5m of any joint in the flue system. Landlords must keep flues safe, and gas appliances…

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Beware buying at Auction!

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Site visits from your Solicitor could save you a fortune… She knew she should have ordered a surveyor's report, but the retired police officer is now facing financial ruin after buying what she thought was her dream home at auction, as reported by the Daily Mail. Sue Diamond paid £154,000…

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Tougher lending rules…

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'a permanent feature' for millions in landmark changes to the mortgage industry… New lending rules look set to make Britain’s mortgage drought permanent – hitting those of you trying to get on or move up the property ladder, says the Daily Mail’s Becky Barrow. Under the new rules, lenders will…

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