Property

Do I need property searches as a cash buyer?

Chatting about interesting articles to put on our blog the other day, Demelza Dunstan, one of our Property Solicitors at Penderlaw remarked “If I had a pound for every time I was asked this question, I’d be a rich woman!” So, let’s explore the answer to the question of the moment – Do I need…

Guide to buying a second home in Cornwall

Going back to your Cornish roots? Over the years, we have found that a number of our property clients looking at buying a second home in Cornwall, actually originally come from Cornwall, or have family connections to the county.  Often, they have moved away to study or to work and settled in other parts of…

Leasehold Reforms in King’s Speech

Claire Gummow, Chartered Legal Executive at Penderlaw Solicitors, outlines the leasehold reforms due to be announced in this week’s King’s Speech. The government has confirmed that the forthcoming King’s Speech will contain a bill to phase out some types of leasehold. In a recent post on X, formerly known as twitter, housing minister, Rachel Mclean…

Avoiding the alarming increase in property fraud

In recent years, property fraud has increased at a worrying rate with more and more daring and elaborate scams coming to light. The rapid increase in the value of property over recent years is probably a significant factor driving this type of fraud. Samantha Bellamy, Chartered Legal Executive at Penderlaw Solicitors in Truro discusses this…

Considering selling part of your garden for development?

Garden development

With the rising cost of land and spiraling house prices, many people are considering selling part of their garden as a building plot to generate capital. Claire Gummow, Chartered Legal Executive at Penderlaw Solicitors, discusses the considerations and implications which ought to be taken into account before such a plot is put on the market,…

Alice Vage begins her Training Contract

We are delighted to announce that Alice Vage, a Property Executive with the firm, has now begun her training contract with Penderlaw Solicitors. Alice was born and grew up in Cornwall before moving to Wales where she studied Law at Swansea University graduating with a 2:1 honours degree. Following this, she studied for her LPC…

To move or not to move…

Current trends and shifting priorities within the property market It seems that following the property market going into deep freeze for 3 months towards the end of March, many of us just can’t wait a moment longer to move house.  So, is now the right time to be moving house? Property website Zoopla reported in…

Housing market to emerge from lockdown

England’s housing market can now begin to emerge from lockdown following the announcement by Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick.  Permission has now been given for estate agents to open, viewings to be carried out in person and for removal firms and solicitors to commence their operations. According to Zoopla, around £82bn of property transactions have been…

Moving house in the time of coronavirus

Many property buyers and sellers have been left understandably distressed following last Thursday evening’s government announcement regarding home moving during the coronavirus outbreak.  It was stated that, wherever possible, all property transactions should be ‘paused’, except for those that are contractually obliged to proceed or where it is not possible to reach an agreement to…

Property Searches: Do I need them?

Samantha Bellamy, Graduate Legal Executive at Penderlaw, talks through the different property searches you may come across and why they are necessary. The process of buying a property can be daunting enough in terms of finding the house you want, negotiating the price, getting a mortgage, arranging a physical survey etc, and then of course,…