Residential property law

Buying, selling or releasing equity in a house or flat can involve substantial amounts of money and important property law issues.

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Buy-to-let and letting FAQs

Successful buy-to-let relies on ensuring the investment makes financial sense. There are also legal obligations for landlord and tenant to consider

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Purchasing a buy-to-let property can be an good way of generating income. However, there are some key considerations to take into account first.

Stamp duty

Buying a home with a mortgage

Purchasing a property is expensive. Most people buy their homes using a mortgage. The lender will check you can meet repayments on the property.

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Releasing equity in your home

Some people have considerable equity in their homes. Equity release is one way to boost income by releasing some of the value in your home.

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Selling your home

Selling your home can exciting and stressful. Proper preparation and assistance from experienced professionals can help things go much more smoothly.

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Transfer a property to a company

Income tax relief for landlords has changed. Discover if you would benefit from transferring your residential buy-to-let property to a limited company.