Archive for Conveyancing

Wales experiences house price growth

The average house price in Wales is on the rise.  According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, last year average house prices had jumped by 7.8% in Wales to £173,000. In England average house prices increased…

Q&A with Solicitor, Amanda Fan-Watkins

The Q&A series continues with our residential property solicitor, Amanda Fan-Watkins. Where did you grow up?  I lived in lots of different places, ranging from Bath, Hong Kong, Swansea to Cardiff. How have you found your time at Loosemores? Enjoyable…

Community Asset Transfer in Wales

There is a growing list of local authorities in Wales which are passing on responsibility for outdoor sports fields and pavilions. Various councils in Wales have completed asset transfers for facilities in recent years. The umbrella body for Welsh councils…

Q&A With Trainee Solicitor, Laurie Jefferies

>Cymraeg< We continue our Q&A series with another one of our Trainee Solicitors. Laurie Jefferies has just recently moved from our Property department to Probate, Wills and Trusts to progress her training contract. Learn more about Laurie in our latest…

What is a Deed of Trust?

A Deed of Trust (also called a Declaration of Trust) is a legal agreement between joint owners stating the division of ownership of the property. It is always advisable for co-owners who hold property to enter into a Deed of…

Help for First Time Buyers in Wales

Many first-time buyers in Cardiff and Wales find it a struggle to get on the property ladder. Buying a home has become much more difficult in the last two decades, with average house price in Wales increasing from £54,713 to…

The Welsh Land Transaction Tax (LTT)

All You Need to Know for Residential Transactions. Land Transaction Tax (LTT) has now replaced UK Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales. These changes took effect on April 1st, 2018. LTT is broadly consistent with SDLT but the Welsh Government has implemented the changes in order…

New Vacancy – Legal Assistant (Property)

We are looking for a bright and ambitious candidate to join our property team in a newly created Legal Assistant role. The successful candidate will join an exciting property department to work on a range of commercial and residential property…

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