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January 2014 Property Update

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 15th January 2014
  • Posted On: Blog

David Crosby, Head of Conveyancing at Crosby & Woods comments ‘this article does not give a specific area of the Country to which it applies but with Brighton & Hove very much being at the top of desirable places to live and work, and with a shortage of available property caused by geographical factors, not least the Downs and the Sea, it probably is pretty representative of this great City as we go into 2014. If this figure is accurate then the advice to all prospective buyers must be to be well…

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The Importance of Trusting your Attorney

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 7th October 2013
  • Posted On: Blog

Greg Woods comments 'Today's news report detailing an Attorney who has been jailed for stealing £200,000 from an elderly widow shows the importance of fully understanding what a Lasting Power of Attorney means and the legal rights it gives to a person appointed to be your Attorney'.  Please contact me today on 01273 734600 to discuss making a Lasting Power of Attorney and the additional provisions that can be put in place to ensure that you are not left in a vulnerable position.  

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/former-primary-school-headteacher-andrew-6126473

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What does 'Common Law Spouse' really mean?

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 24th September 2013
  • Posted On: Blog

The term ‘Common Law Spouse’ is one of those terms many of you have probably heard of. Unfortunately English law does not recognise the Common Law Spouse and there are therefore thousands of couples living as co-habitants that may not have the entitlements to their partners assets as they might have thought.  This is still the case regardless of the number of children you may have had together or the amount of years you have lived together as a couple. If you…

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Property Update - House Price Rises are a positive thing

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 17th September 2013
  • Posted On: Blog

David Crosby comments, ‘whilst no one wants a return of the bubble and crash of 2008, but news that property prices are rising should be viewed as positive for the economy of Brighton & Hove, a city that very much operates well on a thriving property market.  It is easy to think it is just property owners that benefit from this rise but the reality is many businesses, from small family building contractors, furniture shops etc all benefit from an increased demand for their services and products.  Hopefully politicians and financial…

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Family Law Update - How to avoid the delays caused by the Legal Aid changes

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 10th September 2013
  • Posted On: Blog

Following the drastic changes in the Legal Aid system the family courts are seeing an unprecedented level of applications for contact and residence being filed with the court. Many of these applications are being filed by people who are ‘acting in person’ and unable to afford legal advice. The knock on effect to this rise in applications to the court is that there are longer waiting periods for court dates and CAFCASS reports resulting in cases taking months if not years to…

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Conveyancing Update -1st time buyers return to the market

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 10th September 2013
  • Posted On: Blog

Today's report by the BBC gives continued good news for the recovery generally and the property market specifically.  For the first time in some years first time buyers in large numbers are feeling confident enough to now try and find their first home and they also have access to mortgage products that will allow them to take this step in an affordable way. First time buyers are vital to any healthy property market as their return to the property ladder helps existing…

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'Should you tell your child why you are splitting up?'

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 5th September 2013
  • Posted On: Blog

Here at Crosby & Woods we recognise that any relationship or marriage breakdown brings with it an overwhelming amount of difficult and challenging issues and emotions to address and at times painful decisions to take. We aim to assist and guide all of our clients through this very Read more

Staff Announcement - The Partners welcome Petra Edwards to the team

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 2nd September 2013
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The Partners of Crosby & Woods Solicitors are delighted to announce the arrival of Petra Edwards as a Solicitor at the firm. Petra also holds the prestigious qualification of her being a Notary Public. Petra joins the firm with a very well earned reputation for her legal expertise in all types of residential property transactions, as well as for the excellent one-to-one personal service that she gives to all of her clients and also to the local estate agents that she works closely with to ensure the conveyancing process goes…

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Conveyancing Update - Mortgage Lenders Engage In Some Healthy Competition

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 29th August 2013
  • Posted On: Blog

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23877402

David Crosby comments “this is excellent news for everyone on the property ladder looking to either buy, sell or just remortgage this year. Certainly in Brighton & Hove the economic wellbeing of the City and its residents is undoubtedly hugely boosted by a thriving local property market which this much greater number of mortgage providers now lending should help to achieve. Whilst it is great to see so many Banks and Building…

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Protect Yourself From The Latest Insurance Scam

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 16th August 2013
  • Posted On: Blog

David Crosby, Personal Injury Partner at C & W advises that all drivers, to protect themselves from such staged accidents, should keep a disposable camera and pen and paper in their cars so they can clearly record at the scene what vehicle damage (if any) was done and the number of people in the other car.

It is also advisable to try and get names and addresses from any witnesses to the accident at the scene as their evidence may…

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