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Pros and cons of remortgaging your home

Jehangir Asghar
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With the recent rise in interest rates, for the first time in 10 years, you may be thinking about shopping around for a better mortgage deal.  Jay Asghar, residential property solicitor with Hancock Quins Solicitors in Watford answers some of your questions about remortgaging your home.

How the risk of flooding could affect your house purchase

Jehangir Asghar
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If you are buying a house, it is a good idea to consider the risk of flooding at an early stage. Jay Asghar, residential property expert at Hancock Quins, looks at the implications of flood risk on property and how a conveyancer can help.

The Bank of Mum and Dad: top tips when lending money to your children

Jehangir Asghar
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If your children or grandchildren are struggling to get onto the property ladder you may have considered offering them money to help.  If you have, you are not alone.  According to a recent report by Legal and General, family and friends in the UK...

Good news for first time buyers in Watford: changes to stamp duty land tax.

Jehangir Asghar
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One of the biggest announcements from chancellor Phillip Hammond’s autumn budget was the immediate scrapping of stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers purchasing homes worth up to £300,000. This has come as welcome news to the UK property...

How to own property jointly

Jehangir Asghar
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With more people joining forces to get onto the property ladder, Jay Asghar explains the alternative ways to own property jointly. In English law, there are two main methods of joint ownership of land namely: joint tenancy; and tenancy in...

Protect yourself against property fraud

Jehangir Asghar
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Property fraud can take the form of the property being mortgaged or sold without your knowledge and consent.  There are certain measures you can take to try and protect yourself against property fraud. Anyone who owns a home, or is in the process...