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Basic Tips in Commercial Leasehold Transactions

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 8th April 2014
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The first step once commercial lease terms have been thrashed around is to record the outline agreement in a subject to contract document called “heads of Terms”.  This can be prepared by the seller’s agent, anticipating that satisfactory references have been or will be obtained by the parties themselves in the absence of any agent.

It is wise to have the Heads of Terms signed by both parties.  

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CROSBY & WOODS Solicitors and the Law Society's Residential Conveyancing CQS Quality Mark

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 31st March 2014
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Crosby & Woods Solicitors in Brighton & Hove are delighted to announce they have successfully been reaccredited as a Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (“CQS”) approved Firm – this is legal profession’s recognised mark of excellence for the home buying and selling process.

As a firm we underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to not only secure but thereafter maintain our CQS status – status that marks the firm out as meeting only the highest standards in the residential conveyancing process.

David Crosby, Partner says…

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Chancel Repair Liability – Should you still be worried about it?

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 13th March 2014
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“There are probably only two examples of ordinary people having to shell out for the repair of a chancel in the past 100 years”...."In my opinion registering the liability should be really rare but there will be some circumstances when it probably will be reasonable”

Reverend Greg Yerbury

 A chancel is the part of a church containing the alter, sanctuary,…

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I’M GETTING MARRIED IN THE MORNING, SO GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME...finally a song that can be sung by all!

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 13th March 2014
  • Posted On: Blog

From 29th March 2014 same sex couples will begin to have the same entitlement to be married as a heterosexual couple. Although gay couples have been able to enter into a Civil Partnership since 2004 this change will now provide complete equality for all couples. Prior to this change some couples had decided to marry abroad in a country which already recognised same sex marriages. Thankfully those marriages will now be recognised in England and Wales.

Here at Crosby & Woods we welcome and embrace this long awaited equality achieving change as…

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New Land Registry changes to save Crosby & Woods Conveyancing clients £’s

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 12th March 2014
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The Land Registry reduced fee scale order 2013 comes into effect on Monday 17th March 2014. The Land Registry, who are the government department responsible for registering land in England and Wales, have announced that following  the efficiency savings they have made in the last year it is reducing some of its fees for many applications lodged electronically. These changes mean that firms who subscribe to the new registration process can lodge their applications online, rather than on paper, and in doing so get access to cheaper fees for their clients.

At Crosby & Woods we are extremely proud to…

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Crosby & Woods Solicitors tips on what to do if you a buyer faced with buying in a strong seller’s property market

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 10th March 2014
  • Posted On: Blog

Brighton & Hove and Sussex as a County generally is most definitely experiencing a booming seller’s market at the start of 2014. In layman’s terms this means that due a shortage of property that is available to buy (a shortage which has always been historical due to the proximity of the City to the Sea and to the Downs), there are at present many more people looking to buy than there are available properties actually for sale. The consequence of this past and present imbalance is that desirable properties in good locations are seeing multiple buyers…

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Lastest Property Advice from Crosby & Woods - When buying or even renting, be prepared to act quickly and decisively

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 4th March 2014
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/houseprices/10674138/Most-widespread-house-price-rises-in-10-years.html

The statistics in this article are definitely supported by the current market in Brighton & Hove. In the last 6 months, but in particular since the 1st January, the property team at Crosby & Woods have noticed that almost all of our clients who are selling have indeed found a buyer within a matter of days, in some cases on the first day their property has been marketed, and on a few occasions even before it was marketed as their agent has had buyers waiting.

There is clearly a massive demand to buy which at the moment is not matched…

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Crosby & Woods 2014 Brighton Marathon

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 3rd March 2014
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We are very proud to be supporting our Partner Greg Woods and Associate Solicitor Marie Stock in the upcoming Brighton Marathon.

They are running in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. If you have any spare pennies for a great cause their Just Giving page link is here - https://www.justgiving.com/GregWoods-MarieStock

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Helpful guidance on separating your finances on a relationship breakdown

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 28th February 2014
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At Crosby & Woods regrettably we see this situation faced by many of our clients who after a relationship breakdown are left to deal with the consequences of a former partner’s debts, often debts that they were never aware of as their former partner had actively concealed them.

As this article demonstrates, financial organisations can be quite inflexible in treating separating parties as individuals with the result that the financial irresponsibility of one can have a very prejudicial and long term affect on the other person’s future ability to obtain finance in their own name. The guidance here is just that,…

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February 2014 Property update - UK Property Sales to keep on rising

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 26th February 2014
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Yet more positive news for the UK property market and with Spring coming soon (and hopefully some much needed sunshine and dry weather!) no doubt we will see the Brighton & Hove property market continue to be buoyant and exciting throughout 2014.

 

With mortgage availability much improved for many who have been shut out of the property market for some years, especially when it is obtained with the help of experienced mortgage brokers, now is a…

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