The government is planning changes to the shared ownership scheme to make it easier for people to buy more of their own home, including allowing them to buy in 1% increments. At present, they have to buy an increased share in 10% chunks, which can be as much as £45,000 each time. This process of
Gurjit specialises in all aspects of sales and purchases including residential freehold, leasehold, transfer of equity, remortgages, new builds, shared ownership, help to buy and help to buy ISA.
Qualified as a solicitor in 2004, Gurjit studied law at Sheffield Hallam University and completed the Legal Practice Course with the University of Sheffield. She completed her training contract with a Southampton based firm.
Prior to joining Machins in March 2015, Gurjit worked with a number of local firms successfully securing repeat business by providing a professional, efficient and friendly service at all times.
Specialist practice areas
- Buying or selling a home
- Lease drafting
- Mortgages and remortgages
- Tenancy agreements
- Transfer of equity
TestimonialsWe have had a lot of dealings with solicitors (buying/selling houses) over the years who have all worked full time but have required constant chasing for information to the point where we have been tearing our hair out trying to get them to do the job they were being paid to do. Gurjit works part-time but never once did we have to chase or complain. A breath of fresh air and we will certainly be using her next time.I just wanted to write a note to you following the recent purchase of a flat for my daughter, and put on record how professional your conveyancing team have been. We especially would like to make a mention of Gurjit Dhadar who was excellent at all the fine detail and keeping us informed. I appreciate this is all their ‘day job’ however, a lot of angst can occur during a property purchase for the buyer, however, Gurjit was excellent at alleviating this especially by all the constraints of lockdown.
Latest news by Gurjit Dhadar
The number of first-time home buyers has reached its highest level for 12 years. The latest mortgage data reveals that 35,010 people took their first step on the property ladder in August. That’s the highest monthly total since August 2007. The figures, from UK Finance, follow the Ministry of Housing’s own research revealing 87% of
The government has announced new measures to prevent unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system. They include a ban on leaseholds for almost all new build houses. Changes will be made so that ground rents on new long leases – for both houses and flats – are set to zero. It will also become
The government has announced a £2.3 billion fund which will help unlock 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said hundreds of housing developments were being held up because of a lack of local infrastructure. The Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) will solve that problem by enabling the construction of roads,
More than a million people have opened a Help to Buy ISA, the government savings account designed to enable first time buyers to get on the property ladder. The scheme was launched on 1 December 2015 to provide potential buyers with the opportunity to save up to £200 a month with the government topping up
The changes to stamp duty have saved homebuyers £657m in just over a year, according to the latest government figures. More than 780,000 people have benefited across England and Wales. The changes, which came into effect in December 2014, introduced more gradual increases in stamp duty rates. Under the previous system, the duty was a