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Stamp duty reform to boost housing market
The latest survey of the UK housing market by the RICS showed that the number of homes for sale per estate agent branch fell to 56 in November, while surveyors reported a decline in... (continue reading)
Divorce leads to more living alone
The number of people living alone has risen by nearly 10% in the last decade, new figures from the ONS show, with divorce cited as a key factor. By far... (continue reading)
House prices cool
UK house prices rose at their slowest pace for seven months in October, according to the latest figures from the ONS. Average house prices increased by just 0.1% over the... (continue reading)
Landlords now responsible for immigration checks
  Almost 2m buy-to-let property owners are to be held responsible for checking the immigration status of potential tenants, with fines running into thousands of pounds for those breaking the law. Campaigners... (continue reading)
Middle-movers unfrozen by duty changes
Research by Santander Mortgages suggests George Osborne’s changes to the Stamp Duty will enable millions of middle-movers – people stuck in their first homes – to move up the property... (continue reading)
Entrepreneurs advised to learn from lawyers
The Times’ Power in Partnerships supplement suggests that small businesses should work closely with lawyers and accountants to expand and develop their business knowledge. Business owners who think of their... (continue reading)
Inflation rises to 1.3% in October
UK inflation rose to an annual rate of 1.3% in October, up from 1.2% in the previous month, according to figures from the ONS. The slight increase moves the rate,... (continue reading)
Admin/ Reception position.
An opportunity has arisen for a full-time, pro-active, energetic and enthusiastic Administrator / Receptionist to join our friendly firm of solicitors in Orpington, Kent. The successful candidate will play a... (continue reading)
Free legal talk at Orpington Library
Tuesday 18th November 11am at Orpington Library – We will be giving a half hour talk entitled “Protecting your family assets” where we will discuss and take questions on: Ensuring your estate goes to... (continue reading)
Mortgage lending falls in August
Monthly mortgage lending in August fell for the first time in six months, according to figures from the Council Mortgage Lenders (CML). The CML said lending to first time buyers... (continue reading)

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Business Newsletter Summer 2014
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