HeartUnions Week 2021❤️

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HeartUnions Week 8th – 14th February 2021 Morrish Solicitors are proud to be supporting the HeartUnions campaign organised by the Trades Union Congress. We have decades of history providing legal services for Unions and their members so we recognise the fantastic work they do, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.   During this week Trade Unions, Associations and their members will be sharing their stories to raise awareness about why Unions are vital for working people and … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Property Chains  

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Moving house is considered one of the most stressful life events, along with it comes lots of property jargon that you need to understand. Depending on your circumstances when you move house you may be in a property chain, but what exactly does this mean?   Our Residential Property and Conveyancing department have created The Ultimate Guide to Property Chains explaining everything you need to know.   The Ultimate Guide to Property Chains When … Read More

What is Residential Conveyancing

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What is Residential Conveyancing | Morrish Solicitors

If you are interested in buying or selling a property you may have heard the term ‘residential conveyancing’ mentioned before, but what does it mean? In this article, we explain everything you need to know about residential property conveyancing.   So, What is Residential Conveyancing? Residential Conveyancing refers to the legal process of purchasing or selling a property. It is the action of transferring the contractual … Read More

Stamp Duty Holiday

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Stamp Duty Changes: What do they mean for you? The Chancellor has announced a temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday on residential properties as part of a number of measures that aim to kick start the economy following the impact of COVID-19. What has changed? The government has increased the lower stamp duty threshold to £500,000.00 for property sales … Read More

The property market is back open

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This week has provided the property market with news.  As long as done safely and following social distancing the property market can essentially reopen. So what has changed? In a nutshell, whilst ensuring all safety precautions are taken, the following: Estate agents can open their offices to the general public. Viewings of properties can take place with the first to … Read More

Shop and Office Fit Out Works: What Does the Lease Say?

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Most retail shops and offices will be occupied by tenant owners under the terms of a Lease. The issue of fitting out the shop or office will usually arise as part of the negotiations when a new Lease is granted to the original tenant or at a later stage if either the tenant transfers the Lease to a new tenant … Read More

Joint Ownership

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More and more people are choosing to own property jointly, not just with partners, but also with siblings, parents or even friends.  It can seem like the perfect solution – pool your resources, making it much easier to raise an acceptable deposit. But buying a house with someone else is not always straightforward, even if that person is the one … Read More

When do business occupiers have the right to renew their lease?

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The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the Act”) is an important piece of legislation that provides rights and protection to business tenants. Part II of the Act gives business tenants who occupy premises for business purposes “security of tenure”, which is of fundamental importance to both landlords and tenants in terms of their initial lease negotiations and the actions that … Read More

Morrish strengthens team with three new appointments

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Morrish Solicitors have announced three key appointments at their West Yorkshire offices. Joining the firm’s Employment team in Leeds is Solicitor Hannah Boynes, who qualified in 2012 and obtained Higher Rights in 2014. Hannah also qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate after completing her training in civil litigation and employment and will be dealing with a wide range of employment matters including unfair dismissal and discrimination at Morrish. Employment Partner … Read More

No Inheritance Tax on estates worth up to £1 million? Not quite!

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George Osborne announced the introduction of an additional Inheritance Tax (IHT) Nil Rate Band (NRB) for a person’s main residence in the Summer 2015 Budget. This was good news for with wealth tied up in their family home. The existing NRB of £325,000 per person or £650,000 per couple, on which 40% IHT is not paid, will remain the same. But from … Read More

Buying or selling your home? Here’s what you need to know…

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How long will my sale/purchase take? It is difficult to put a precise timescale on a conveyancing transaction. In general we would say somewhere between 4-6 weeks. However, this is dependent on a number of outside factors. Some lenders take a while to issue mortgage offers. Sometimes there can be problems with the legal title to the property which need … Read More

Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax rates for Buy-to-Let properties and second homes

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As a result of the Chancellor’s Autumn statement, the rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for Buy-to-let (BTL) and 2nd properties will increase by 3% from 1st April 2016. Below is a table of the new rates.  Please note these only extend to residential properties, not commercial ones. As well as having a knock on effect for those buying … Read More