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Do I need planning permission to make changes to my garden?

Do I need planning permission to make changes to my garden?

With summer just around the corner, many people are planning to make changes to their gardens. Some changes might be extensive, including decking, a garden office, fences or a total landscaping overhaul. While you generally won’t need permission to plant your...
Japanese Knotweed when buying and selling a house

Japanese Knotweed when buying and selling a house

When buying or selling a house, there are various checks that need to be undertaken. These include structural surveys, checks on utilities and examination of the legal title for rights and covenants. A more abstract and unusual part of a property transaction relates...

Four new partners appointed at Wollens

Wollens are pleased to announce the appointment of four new partners who are based in multi locations across the region. The promotions are all from within the firms existing teams and each strengthen their departments structure. Chris Hart, Chief Executive said; “We...
Wollens success at Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards !

Wollens success at Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards !

The presentation of the Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards for 2020 took place last night (September 23rd) in a digital ceremony after several attempts to hold the Dinner originally planned for April 2020 were postponed for COVID reasons.  Hosted by the...
Aspiring property hosts must check the small print 

Aspiring property hosts must check the small print 

As the shutters lift on life, with shops and bars opening and holiday planning underway, property owners may be thinking of cashing in on the demand for UK trips by offering their home for short-term lets, but they may run into trouble if they don’t check the small...
Stamp duty holiday extended

Stamp duty holiday extended

If you are in the process of buying a property, you may have considered whether you will be able to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday, allowing you to save up to £15,000 on your property purchase. In this article, we look at the extension of the stamp duty...