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What is joint ownership of property?

Recently the number of couples who are unmarried and purchasing property together has increased. Also the number of people who have gone through a divorce or some other type of separation and wish to purchase a property with another person has also increased. In this video Sarah from LCF Residential talks to us about the […]

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What To Do If Your Landlord Is Selling Your House?

If you have found yourself in the situation where your landlord is selling your house, you may think that this is a time to worry or even panic. After all, you like the home you live in, you are settled and the family are happy. But does the sale of the property affect you in […]

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What Is The Conveyancing Process?

People often wonder why they are advised to have a lawyer to do the conveyancing for them and how long the conveyancing process takes. The process takes around twelve weeks between initially indicating a wish to purchase and you becoming the new owner of the property. In this video, Sarah from LCF Residential takes us […]

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How Do I Go About Selling My House?

Most people think that selling a house is simply a case of approaching an estate agent, putting their house on the market, talking to the bank and then finally engaging with a solicitor. However, would it surprise you to say that in most cases it is actually better to engage with a solicitor first?. When […]

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Julie Davis is crowned ‘Lawyer of the Year’

Julie Davis has been crowned ‘Lawyer of the Year’ at the Modern Law Awards 2019, which are run by the Modern Law Magazine. Julie Davis, who has led LCF Residential for the last six years, won the coveted national award in recognition of her major contribution to the success of the practice through strong management and […]

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Five frequently asked questions by first-time home buyers

In this article we explore the most commonly asked questions from first-time buyers. Buying a home is probably the biggest financial investment most individuals will make in their life. As such, first time buyers often have lots of questions around the buying process. What is Stamp Duty and do I have to pay it as a first-time […]

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Sharia Finance – how does it work in practice?

Sharia Finance Seminar – Thursday 19 July 2018 at 4pm at LCF offices at One St James Business Park, New Augustus Street, Bradford BD1 5LL Sharia Finance also known as Islamic Finance has in recent years seen substantial growth in the UK property Market. The process of obtaining the funding and also the conveyancing process […]

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LCF Residential Conveyancer Makes the Finals

Congratulations go to LCF Residential’s  Sarah McCann who is a finalist at this years  LFS Conveyancing Awards 2017  . Sarah is one of only five to individuals to be shortlisted for the national award of  Young Conveyancer of the Year. The process to reach the finals is  very stringent and involved a personal interview and mystery shopper […]

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New Builds – Leasehold

Do you know what you are Buying? An item on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 recently referred to the increasingly common trend for newly built houses to be sold with a leasehold title rather than freehold title. Traditionally, it has been common for houses to be freehold and flats to be leasehold. The […]

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The Problem with Homemade Wills

LCF Law’s Harrogate based Personal Law solicitor, Mark Jones, outlines the problem with homemade Wills. Part of my work is dealing with disputes in relation to Wills. The problem can often arise in relation to a homemade Will where the wording used does not have the legal effect that was intended. We all know that […]

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