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Help to Buy Scheme

Government brings forward the Help to Buy scheme, which is great news for first time buyers or those looking to take a step up on the property ladder. 

Buying and selling your property?

View our quide as to the conveyancing process

Veitch Penny have published their guide to buying and selling your property

Renting out property on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?

Written by: Lisa Wilcock

Are you complaint?

Lisa Wilcocks explains what steps landlords must take to ensure that on ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy any notice will be valid. 

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Breaking News

In a surprise announcement for the property industry and home buyers the "slab" rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax has been abolished with effect from midnight 3 December 2014. 

Home Improvements? Adding a conservatory?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Thinking about adding a nice sun trap and some extra space to your home?

Home Improvements?  Adding a conservatory?

Lisa Wilcock provides guidances regarding the legal issues that you need to consider when adding a conservatory to your home.

Stamp Duty warning for buyers

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Be careful when assessing the contents of any property

Stamp Duty warning for buyers

The case of Gill Orsman –v- HMRC has dealt with the important question of apportionment of the money being paid by a buyer between the property itself and the contents.

Moving house?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Ever wondered what the process is of selling and buying your home?

Moving house?

Have you ever wondered what the process is when your solicitors take over the legal process of selling and buying your home? This article details the basic stages involved in moving house and will assist you in your move and remove some of the confusion that often surrounds the legal process. At Veitch Penny you can be ensured that you will receive a high quality service conducted by experienced and qualified conveyancers.

Buying a Park Home?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Make sure you get the right advice

Buying a Park Home?

While park home living is increasing in popularity in recent years it remains a new concept to many individuals just like with a traditional house it is recommended that the purchase of a park home is conducted via a Solicitor.

Mobile Homes and Caravans

Author: Veitch Penny LLP

Are you having problems with your site owner or other residents?

Mobile Homes and Caravans

The Law in relation to Mobile Homes and Park Homes can be complex

Deposit Protection Scheme (Landlords)

Since April 2007, all deposits taken by landlords and letting agents for Assured Shorthold Tenancies must be protected by a tenancy deposit protection scheme. There are two types of tenancy deposit protection scheme available, which landlords and letting agents must be a member of one of the schemes.


Is your fixed rate mortgage coming to an end?

Remortgaging is the process of repaying your existing mortagage and replacing it with a new one from a different lender, usually to get a better rate mortgage. Everyone is looking for ways to save money and remortgaging could be the answer.

Property Disputes

Disputes over property are common and can be taxing especially when the property in question could be your home. Property problems require specific legal knowledge. Our team is skilled and experienced in both commercial and residential property issues and can assist in the resolution of your dispute with the minimum fuss and stress involved.

Planning - Commercial

Applications, Listed Buildings, Planning Appeals

We are able to assist with a multitude of commercial planning requirements, including planning applications, highways, listed buildings, drainage, appeals and section 106 agreements

The conveyancing process - Buying

Residential Purchases

Buying a new home is probably the greatest financial commitment which most of us will make and you will need professional advice to guide you through the transaction, resolve any conveyancing issues, and ensure that it all runs smoothly.  Our aim is to make your move as quick and efficient as possible whilst offering a service which is good value for money.

Do you own a property which is subject to a lease or tenancy agreement?

Written by: Ellie Wonnacott

Energy Performance Certificates & The Energy Act 2011

As a Landlord are you up to date about the requirements for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) which took effect from 1 April 2018? 


Selling your property? With summer over, don’t fall behind

Keep one step ahead with our Exchange Ready Service

If you are looking to sell your property but not found a buyer yet you can still start the legal process with Veitch Penny's Exchange Ready Service.

Buying a newly built property? Heard about The National House Building Council insurance cover?

Written by: Lisa Wilcock

Lisa Wilcock explains The National House Building Council Cover

Lisa Wilcock discusses The National House Building Council (NHBC) insurance for newly built properties which if the builder is registered with NHBC will cover for certain defects for the first 10 years after the property was built.

What is Green Deal?

Written by: Lisa Wilcock

Green Deal Finance is to assist homeowners pay for energy saving home improvements.  Lisa Wilcock explains the loan and any pitfalls.

Buying a property with a septic tank? Be aware of the regulations

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Alastair Dunnett provides guidance in relation to recent regulations about septic tanks

Buying a property with a septic tank?  Be aware of the regulations

Septic tanks are a type of system used to deal with sewage from properties that are themselves unable to connect to a public sewer. There has been various changes in recent years as to the rules concerning whether septic tanks and sewage treatment plants have to be registered. The regulations are far too complex and contain far too much detail to set out in full here. However, it is worth reviewing the current position and providing a brief overview of the most recent regulations.

Help to Buy Scheme

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Alastair Dunnett of Veitch Penny gives his views on the Help to Buy Scheme and points that have not been mentioned in the publicity the Scheme has been given

Help to Buy Scheme

Alastair Dunnett of Veitch Penny gives his views on some points that have not been mentioned in the publicity the scheme has been given.

Are you a home owner or property developer?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Warning for homeowners who can be viewed as property developers

Are you a home owner or property developer?

The case of Niklas Zennstrom & another –v- Kevin Faggot & others serves as a warning to homeowners who undertake redevelopment work to a property and then sell it on at a profit.

Problems with your Park Home?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Problems with your Park Home?

Dealing with a dispute as a Park Home owner may not be as simple as it seems.  Veitch Penny are able to help you with the complex issues including planning, contracts and buying and selling of your mobile home.

Property Litigation

Our Property Dispute Department have extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of residential property law.  Our Team will provide you with the best legal advice, ensuring that you receive straightforward and cost effective solutions to your situation.

New Homes

Are you purchasing a new home?

There are a great many benefits from purchasing a new build home – increased environmental efficiency, various incentives can be provided, ensuring that your home is designed the way you want it to be and probably most importantly, developers will often provide a 10 year warranty scheme for the construction of the property such as the National House-Building Council (NHBC).

House Share Agreements

need to rent out a room?

In times of economic uncertainty you may be looking to secure additional income by letting out a room to a lodger. The Governments Rent a Room Scheme allows you to receive up to £4,250 per year tax-free from letting out furnished accommodation in your home.

A lodger can occupy a single room or an entire floor of your home. The scheme allows you to have much more control over the tenancy than you do with full tenants who sign a Tenancy Agreement.


Applications, Listed Buildings, Changes of use

Before you go to the expense of making a planning application you should check whether there are any legal restrictions in the development of your property.

We are able to assist with additions or extensions to a house, flat or maisonette, dividing your home, building a separate house in your garden or self-building on your own plot. We can also help if you wish to object to a planning application or are adversely affected by your neighbour’s building work


First Time Buyers

We know buying a house can be an overwhelming experience, particularly when it is your first home. Our friendly and approachable staff will guide you though the process from start to finish keeping it as stress-free as possible.

We want you to spend less time worrying about the legal process of buying a house and more time thinking about the exciting aspects of your first home.

Equity Release

Do you need to release capital from your home?

For many people their home is their biggest single investment and it can be an attractive idea to release some of the capital tied up in your home. Equity release schemes are becoming much more common and there are many schemes on the market, but it is important that you get good legal advice at an early stage.

Shared Ownership, Keyworker Mortgages and Right to Buy

Shared Ownership Property Schemes

Shared ownership schemes allow you to purchase a share in the property, typically 25% - 50% of the market value in the property, whilst paying rent to the housing association on the remaining share.

There are a several mortgage lenders who specialise in shared ownership mortgages.

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