Archive for Property

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…

Commercial Leases: Break Clauses

Issues can arise during the term of a lease leaving a landlord or tenant looking for an early break. A well-drafted commercial lease will include a break clause – a provision allowing the parties to agree an early termination. Is…

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…

Stamp Duty Abolished for First-Time Buyers

During the 2017 Budget announcement on 22nd November 2017, Chancellor Philip Hammond declared that Stamp Duty Tax will be abolished immediately for first-time buyers purchasing properties of up to £300,000.  This exemption is also available for the first £300,000 on…

New Vacancy Available – Receptionist/Secretary

The successful candidate will be responsible for our reception area, greeting visitors, answering telephone calls and providing secretarial and administrative support to our property department. The role will involve secretarial duties with an emphasis on audio typing. Tasks will include…

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