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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...
What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

Separation is never easy, but if you and your former partner own property together, the situation can be even more complicated. If you have been living with a partner, but you are not married, the legal term is ‘cohabitation’. When cohabitees separate, they are not...
Identification

Identification

For many years now we have been battling with the growing risk of fraud, especially in the context of property transactions. There have been horror stories of people imitating genuine owners and completing the sale of a property before disappearing with the sale...
Stamp duty holiday extended

Hope for first time buyers

The Covid 19 pandemic had a significant negative impact on first time buyers. The market saw 90 to 95% mortgages close to being wiped out during lockdown and the months following, leaving first time buyers with smaller amounts of capital available to put towards a...