Father’s Day is a special day to be enjoyed with children and family however unfortunately the day can be difficult for some fathers who are unable to spend the day with their child. Whilst it is hoped that parents would be able to agree the arrangements for special dates such as Father’s/Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays
TestimonialsThank you Jackie for seeing us through a difficult time for us with a safe and caring pair of hands. You do a wonderful job. We are busy but enjoying being in our new house.Many thanks for all your hard work with the sale and purchase of our homes. We are very grateful for your help and advice through this sometimes stressful process. We are now settled into our new home and have finally finished unpacking boxes.We just wanted to say thank you for all your support during our recent sale and purchase. You were always friendly, professional and supportive.Thank you so much for your help and kindness with our move. A very professional and friendly service. Highly recommended.Dealt with our sale professionally & tentatively, Jackie was really great.I cannot recommend Jackie Hand highly enough. Her professionalism throughout the entire process was faultless in what was a complex sales & purchasing process due to an unprecedented situation. Thank you!Have brought and sold several properties for private use, and for buy to rent, over the years . The communication throughout the sales process was first class, and would definitely use again.Jackie dealt with all matters in a personable and professional manner
Jackie joined Machins in May 2018 as a conveyancer.
Jackie has practised residential conveyancing for a number of years and became a conveyancer in 1997. She has practised in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and London.
Specialist practice areas
- Buying and selling a home
- Transfers of equity
- Buy to let, new build, help to buy
Latest news by Jackie Hand
Changes to divorce law will come into effect from 6 April. The government is also introducing a new online service to help couples adapt to the changes. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 reforms the legal requirements and process for divorce. The act aims to reduce the potential for conflict amongst divorcing couples by
The government scheme to help key workers and local first-time buyers on to the housing ladder has now got under way. A nurse and a police officer from Derbyshire are among the first people to benefit. The First Homes scheme offers homes at a discount of at least 30% of the market price to local
First time buyers are being offered discounted homes as part of a new government housing scheme. The First Homes scheme will help local first-time buyers on to the property ladder by offering homes at a discount of at least 30% compared to the market price. That same percentage will then be passed on with the
The government is planning to give leaseholders more control over their homes by developing a new collective ownership system known as commonhold. The commonhold model is used widely around the world and provides a structure for homeowners to collectively own the building their flat is in, with a greater say on their building’s management, shared
The government’s new scheme to help people buy a home with a 95% mortgage has now come into effect. It means buyers can now get on the property ladder even if they only have a 5% deposit. The mortgages are available to both first-time buyers and existing homeowners for houses costing up to £600,000. The
Two major home builders have been told to remove contract terms that mean leaseholders have to pay ground rents that double every 10 or 15 years. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched enforcement action against 4 housing developers in September 2020. These included Countryside Properties and Taylor Wimpey, for using possibly unfair contract terms,
The number of new homes under construction more than doubled in the third quarter of last year. Nearly three times as many homes were completed over the same period. The official statistics show that in England and Wales, 35,710 homes were started in July to September 2020 – a 111% increase when compared to the