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How long does it take to buy a property?

Roy Bridge is a Partner in the Residential Conveyancing Department and can be contacted on 01323 644222 or by email rb@stephenrimmer.com  In this guide, we look at the average time spent for each stage of the conveyancing process. Buying a new home is exciting, but you may be anxious about how long the process could…

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What are the new Tenancy Fees?

On 1st June this year, a new act came into force that has a profound effect on the rental market. It’s relevant not just for landlords and tenants, but for agencies that, to date, have made a very nice little living out of charging tenancy fees and administration costs for rentals. These fees have affected…

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Can I put CCTV up at home?

In 2018, there were 432,267 burglaries. And that’s only the ones that were formally reported to the police.  This figure is up 2% on 2017 and is slowly creeping up year on year.  It’s not just your television, jewellery and computers that burglars are after now, either. Most of us store a lot of personal information and…

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Landlord blaming me for mould? What are my rights?

By the end of 2021, a quarter of UK households will rent privately. That’s approximately 5.8 million households renting, due to the combination of soaring house prices and salaries remaining relatively static.  Anyone who has been a serial renter will know that the state of privately rented housing can vary hugely.  Some landlords take pride…