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Burgoyne & Co would like to welcome new property solicitor Ben Lyons to the firm.  Ben specialises in both Residengtial and Commercial Law and has many years experience in this field.  We are very pleased to have him on board. 

If you would like to make a commercial enquiry please email ben@burgoynesolicitors.co.uk

 

Stamp Duty Land Tax for first time buyers and others:

The Stamp Duty Land Tax exemption for first time buyers is now £300,000.00 for properties outside of London

For most other purchasers, SDLT will be payable on purchases over £125,000.00 at 2% up to £250,000.00, however for those buying a second property (meaning that they will own more than one property) SDLT is payable on the first £125,000.00 at 3%.  It rises to 5% above that figure and varies according to the purchase price.  However for those buying a new main residence and selling their present main residence within the three year period following, there is a procedure allowing them to reclaim the additional duty paid.

Please telephone us to carry out a check on the Property you are interested in.

Call Paul Burgoyne today on 01922 616916 for further information. 

A recent YouGov Survey has revealed that solicitors were used in almost nine in ten recent house purchases.

This is strong evidence that the public still overwhelmingly trust their solicitor to deal with what is often the most important transaction of their lives.

So why should you trust Burgoyne & Co Solicitors?

We have excellent local knowledge. The firm has been on the high street in Walsall for more than 27 years and our solicitors have vast knowledge of the local area with combined property experience of more than 50 years.

We are local and accessible. You can call us, email us, write to us and drop in to see us. We make ourselves available to our clients and you can be sure you will get direct access to a fully qualified solicitor specialising in property law.

We are an accredited member of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. We are recognised by the Law Society as being amongst the elite Conveyancing firms in the country. The scheme promotes speed and efficiency which are vital qualities in any Conveyancing solicitor.

We take the stress away by dealing with the whole Conveyancing process from acceptance of your offer right up to registration of the purchase at the Land Registry. We provide detailed advice on the things that matter to you such as boundaries, rights of way and planning issues.

We are thorough and you can rest assured that a fully qualified solicitor will be responsible for your purchase.

Our efficient service means that we will get to exchange of contracts as fast as possible but with no compromise on the quality of the advice we give.

Our clients say you can trust us. We regularly receive excellent feedback from clients and the majority of our new business follows a recommendation by a current client.

To discuss your specific Conveyancing requirements contact one of our specialists today on 01922 616916 or email:

Paul Burgoyne                     paul@burgoynesolicitors.co.uk

 

Self-build home enthusiasts exclusively offered public land under a new Government initiative could be exposed to a legal minefield, warns Burgoyne & Co. 

In May, Housing Minister Grant Shapps announced that people who build their own homes will soon be offered exclusive access to publicly owned land to build a home on under the new Build Now, Pay Later scheme. 

However, Burgoyne & Co in Walsall warns that self-build brings with it additional legal issues that risk being overlooked by self-build enthusiasts. 

Paul Burgoyne (Partner) says: “Buying a ready built home can be complicated enough, but buying land with the intention of building a home brings additional legal issues. Planning regulations, access rights, restrictive covenants and funding arrangements for buying the land and building on it all need to be considered before buying the land. Having a solicitor to assist you from the outset of the project can avoid costly problems later on.  

“To help self-builders and other home buyers avoid the legal pitfalls the Law Society has this year established the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, which recognises the high standards in residential property legal services that solicitors specialising in conveyancing  provide. 

"Anyone looking to take up the Government’s new initiative and buy land to build a home, or anyone simply buying a home through the more traditional, ready-built route, can turn to Burgoyne & Co a CQS accredited firm, to help negotiate the legal minefield. To secure the CQS quality mark we have undergone a rigorous assessment process and detailed application to gain the new status. 

Self-builders already account for one in every five homes built in Britain each year, collectively making them the biggest house builder in the country. However, there are horror stories of people’s self built homes being demolished due to errors in planning regulations or legal rights. Getting the right legal advice from a solicitor at the start of a project is vital.

Burgoyne & Co Solicitors in Walsall has become one of the first practices in the country to secure membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.

Burgoyne & Co underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process.

Law Society President Linda Lee said that the Law Society introduced CQS to help to recognise high standards in the home buying process and deter fraud in the residential property market.

“CQS improves efficiency with common, consistent standards and service levels and enables consumers to recognise practices, such as Burgoyne & Co, that provide a quality residential conveyancing service.

"Buying a home is one of the largest purchases anyone will make in their lifetime, so it is essential that it is done to the highest standard by a solicitor. There are many different conveyancing service providers out there, making it difficult for home buyers to identify those which can ensure a safe and efficient level of service.”

Ben Lyons, says: "Burgoyne & Co is delighted to have secured CQS status. It is recognition of the high standards we provide to our residential property clients and is a signal to future home buyers of the excellent service level we provide at what is often a stressful time for many people. 

“The overall beneficiaries will be clients who use Burgoyne & Co Solicitors when buying a home. They will receive a reliable, efficient service as recognised by the CQS standard."

The scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self reporting, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society and to those who meet the demanding standards the scheme will set and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, and the Association of British Insurers. 

For more information on the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/cqs

 

On 4th March 1991, Burgoyne & Co. Solicitors opened its doors for the first time at 11a Vicarage Place, Walsall.

The firm today proudly celebrates its 27th Anniversary in 2018

 

 

We hope in the future to produce Newletters with current information about our services and relative changes in the law which might affect you. 

We will incorporate an article bringing interesting memories facts and figures from 1991 when Burgoyne & Co was established.

 

Burgoyne & Co are proud to announce special offers and discounts for season ticket holders of Walsall Football Club.

The firm has been Walsall FC's solicitors for many years and also advertises at the Banks's Stadium.  

We are now pleased to be able to offer exclusive discounts to season ticket holders when they instruct this firm to act for them.     

Please mention that you are a season ticket holder when you instruct the firm and we will apply the exclusive discount when we provide our fee estimate.                                                     

You will need to show your season ticket at the outset of the transaction.

Having successfully operated the firm as a sole practitioner for 19 years, Paul Burgoyne entered partnership in 2010 as the firm entered a new era.

As Walsall says farewell to the oldest remaining Sole Practitioners firm it also welcomes an exciting future.

 

The Government has  announced that they have suspended Home Information Packs (HIPS) with immediate effect. Sellers will not be required to provide a Home Information Pack for any residential property sold from 21st May 2010.

It will remain a requirement for sellers to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on the sale of all property. The EPC must be made available by the seller within 28 days of putting the property on the market.

HIPS have now been completely scrapped.

 

 

 

Existing clients and contacts of the firm will be aware that we have published an informative newsletter from time to time. It has been some time since the last newsletter however rest assured we will produce a new addition as soon as possible. 

If you have visited our offices recently you may have noticed some disruption to the building. Whilst we are proud of our historic building, the age of the building also brings its own challenges.  We have recently been undergoing major remediation works to the ground floor however we have now reached the redecoration stage and the entire ground floor will soon be ready for business as usual! 

Tel: 01922 616916

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