A buyer was entitled to pull out of an agreement to purchase a newly built flat which had not been completed and made ready to live in by the date specified in the contract. That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving Caledonian Management Services Ltd and Clivedale Properties Ltd. The
Gary joined Machins in August 2014 and has amassed 35 years’ experience handling a comprehensive range of residential conveyancing matters.
Specialist practice areas
- Buying and selling a home
- Lease drafting
- Transfers of equity
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House prices rose slightly over the year to March, but there was a fall in the latest monthly figures. The UK House Price Index shows that prices fell by an average of 0.2% between February and March. However, there was an annual rise of 1.4%. The average house in the UK is now valued at
The government may appoint a housing ombudsman to help people settle disputes if they face problems relating to property. The idea was put forward by the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid as he discussed government plans to provide an extra 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s. Currently, there are four government approved providers of redress
Nearly 260,000 people have bought their home using Help to buy schemes and more than 870,000 have opened a Help to Buy ISA. The latest figures issued by the government show that: over 259,000 completions have taken place using one or more of the Help to Buy schemes, most of these are first-time buyers more
The government has announced new measures to speed up the development of derelict and unused land for new homes. Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell said local authorities across the country will have to produce and maintain up-to-date, publicly available registers of brownfield sites. The new registers will help housebuilders identify sites quickly, helping to
The Autumn Statement by Chancellor Philip Hammond set out a series of measures to boost house building and provide more homes. The government plans to invest more than £7 billion, which will effectively double the capital spending on housing over the course of this parliament. The latest official figures show that housebuilding is at its