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  • Would you let Prince Charles design your town? Inside Poundbury 25 years on

    October-2018

    ‘Twenty-five years ago, in ­October 1993, construction started on Poundbury, the Prince of Wales’s development on the outskirts of Dorchester in ­Dorset. For years, the Prince had been ridiculed for his supposedly fogeyish views on architecture. Only four years before Poundbury was begun, he made his attack on a proposed modernist extension to the National […]

  • Most buy-to-let lenders refuse loans when tenants are on benefits

    October-2018

    ‘Urgent action is needed to tackle discrimination against benefit claimants by mortgage providers, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), which has found lenders representing 90% of the buy-to-let market refuse a loan where a tenant is on housing benefit. On Saturday, the Guardian revealed how NatWest told one landlord that she would either have […]

  • Do I need to pay the estate agent’s fees if I pull out of a sale?

    October-2018

    ‘Question: I have a three-bedroom semi which I own outright. My partner and I wanted to sell up and buy a bungalow because of my health and problems with stairs. We went with our local estate agent and luckily a buyer was found in the first week it went on the market which was in […]

  • Weaker buy-to-let market gives hope to first-time buyers

    October-2018

    ‘Further evidence that the crackdown on buy-to-let investors has had the desired effect, thus giving hope to first-time buyers, has come from two surveys. Rightmove, the UK’s biggest property website, said a less active buy-to-let market had led properties with two bedrooms or fewer to drop 0.1% in price last month. Subdued prices provide first-time buyers with […]

  • World Mental Health Day

    October-2018

    Here at RG Solicitors we recognize and stand for mental health awareness especially within the workplace. ‘What is mental health? Being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem. If you’re in good mental health, you can: make the most of your potential cope with life play a full part […]

  • THE SLC CALLS FOR ALL CONVEYANCERS TO BE IN FUNDS THE DAY BEFORE COMPLETION

    October-2018

    Whilst it is usual practice for many conveyancers, there are still too many law firms that are waiting until the day of completion to obtain funds from mortgage lenders and/or clients, slowing down completion times and adding further stress to the home-moving process. SIMON LAW, CHAIRMAN OF THE SLC, SAID: ‘It has long been recognised […]