Coach House

For many the term coach house conjures up a vision of elegance and charm from a past age of carriages and horses but coach houses are making a comeback.  Many new estates contain a house style know as a coach house. These are houses where most or all of the living accommodation is on the … Continued

Christmas Opening Hours

Merry Christmas From Amicus Law Solicitors

The offices of AmicusLaw will be closed from 4.00pm on Monday 24th December 2018 and will reopen at 9.00am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.  Please note the last day for completions will be Friday 21st December 2018. May we take this opportunity to wish all of our clients and colleagues a Merry Christmas and a … Continued

Could you be eligible for a tax refund?

As announced at Budget 2018, the relief for a first time buyer purchasing a qualifying shared ownership property has been extended. Prior to the announcement, relief was available only for a shared ownership property purchase where the purchaser elected to pay the SDLT upfront on the market value of the property.  This change means that purchasers … Continued

AmicusLaw win at prestigious LFS Conveyancing Awards

We are very pleased to share that we swept the board at the prestigious Law Firm Services Conveyancing Awards in September. We won the award for Best Small Conveyancing Firm across the whole of England and Wales beating strong competition from nine other shortlisted firms as well as the top award for the South of … Continued

Meet Joanna Shortland

Joanna Shortland

Moving house is said to be one of the top 5 most stressful life events according to Google. It comes as no surprise therefore that homeowners look for the right conveyancer to assist them in their house move. I have been in law for 13 years and have seen the market fall and rise numerous … Continued

Shortlisted for the Small Conveyancing Firm of the Year

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Small Conveyancing Firm of the year category in this year’s Law Firm Service’s Awards   Congratulations to our fantastic conveyancing team who continue to provide an excellent service day in day out.

Watch out for weeds!

A recent court ruling has highlighted the increasing danger to home owners whose properties are affected by Japanese knotweed. Knotweed can cause structural damage, has very vigorous growth and can be very difficult to eradicate. A recent Court of Appeal decision decided that the escape of knotweed into a neighbours garden amounts to a nuisance … Continued

Considering Equity Release – let us advise you

Equity Release is a way for those of us over 55 to release a capital sum from the property we own and live in without having to make any monthly payments. The most common Equity Release plan is a type of mortgage but one where the interest is added to the debt and repaid when … Continued

Peter Watkin’s top 5 do’s and don’ts when moving home

It’s an old saying that moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do in life, it’s right up there with divorce and supporting the England football and cricket teams. It must partly be due to the emotional investment we all make when we buy a new home. It is not just … Continued

Stress in the workplace

April sees the 21st Stress Awareness Month which aims to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for modern day stress in the workplace. One person’s challenging and go-getting environment is another’s stressful hell hole and therein lies the issue about stress in the workplace – it’s not the external issues that are … Continued

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