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Government Plans to Improve Housing

In the recent Queen’s speech, the Queen outlined plans for her Government to support home ownership. This included making houses available at a discount for local first-time buyers. An idea PM Boris Johnson first mentioned during the Conservative...

Attwells Solicitors receives Feefo Trusted Service Award 2020

On 22nd January Attwells Solicitors was awarded the Feefo Trusted Service Award. An independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded...

Could the publication of the Law Commission report on leasehold reform save flat owners money?

The Law Commission of England and Wales has today published a report setting out three key options to reduce sums flat owners have to pay to extend the lease of the flats or buy the freehold. The Law Commission was tasked with providing these options,...

Transfer Properties into a Company in Essex, Suffolk & London

Transferring a property, or properties, from individuals to a company has increased in popularity over the last year. Having both pros and cons to the new structure, it is important to ensure the change is right for you. There may be a number of reasons why...

Attwells support Ipswich Food Bank with a donation of food parcels and gifts

Attwells Solicitors, property law and conveyancing experts based in Ipswich, are supporting the Ipswich Food Bank (FIND) this December with the donation of food gifts for those using the Food Bank over festive period. The team at Attwells visited FIND to...

Christmas Jumper Day in Colchester

Local law firm Attwells Solicitors today held a Christmas Jumper Day event. Everyone from Partners to legal assistants donning their favourite Christmas jumper to raise money for Headway Essex. Colchester based law firm, Attwells Solicitors and their 17...

Ipswich Businesses Donate Christmas Dinners For Our Elderly

Christmas can be a lonely time especially for the elderly members of our community, but a local Ipswich businessman is spearheading a community spirited project to change this. Jeremy Buitenhuis, who runs accountancy firm An Accounting Gem Ltd, was inspired...

Christmas Employment Issues...An Employer's Guide

It’s fast approaching that time of the year where I receive questions from my employer clients regarding the Christmas period, a time of year that can often present employers with unique challenges. In this first of my series of Christmas Employment...

Buying your first home?

Whilst the average age of a first-time buyer in the UK may be 31, there’s nothing average about the feeling of excitement you get when you step through the door of your first home. However, getting a foothold on the property ladder can be as exhausting...

What to consider when selling your home?

Selling a property might be up there on the list of most stressful life events, but it’s also a necessary, and positive, part moving up the property ladder. If you’re considering putting your house on the property market, then Atwell Solicitors ...

Buying a house

Despite the gloomy prediction that we’re becoming a nation of renters, residential property sales actually increased in 2019 by about 1.3% over the previous year. Despite this modest increase, getting on the housing ladder can be tricky, but with a...

Should I write a will?

If you haven’t got around to writing your Will, you aren’t alone. In fact, current figures suggest that around 55% of people in England don’t presently have a Will in place. However, as Attwell Solicitors explain, it doesn’t...

Local Solicitors Honour the Country's Fallen

Today the country has fallen silent to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Armistice Day marks the end of the First World War on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Local solicitors, Attwells located on North Hill...

Owning Property Together - Trust and Law

Private client legal expert Serena Ely offers some pearls of wisdom regarding Declarations of Trust. These are the two common stories Serena hears: If there is one sentence that would make me rich if I could earn 10p for every time I heard it in...

10 Things You Can Do To Move Home Before Christmas

Surprising as it may seem in the lead up to the festive season with thoughts consumed by shopping and Turkey the month of December is one of the busiest calendar months in your property solicitor’s year with a staggering amount of people moving home. ...

Will the forthcoming Autumn Budget be good news for First Time Buyers?

Sajid Javid will deliver his first Budget just days after the UK is due to leave the EU with reports suggesting he may make a U turn on his stamp duty stance. In 2017 a relief on stamp duty was announced by the then Chancellor Philip Hammond for first time...

What are the Pros and Cons to Downsizing?

If your youngest has finally made the leap and moved out of his beloved bedroom, you may be looking at the empty space and thinking about what to do with it. For some, that means an opportunity to create a mini-gym, guest bedroom or sleek home office. For...

What Happens To Your Home In The Event Of A Divorce or breakup?

If you and your partner have taken the decision to divorce or break up, then one of the big decisions you’ll have to make is what happens to your home. Aside from the emotional factors involved during this difficult time, the reality is that the home...

Moving Up The Property Ladder

There’s plenty of guidance out there for people buying their first house, yet when it comes to homeowners who want to move onto the next rung of the property ladder, advice is harder to come by. So whether your growing family needs more space, or...

Extending Your Home vs Moving Homes

Whilst houses don’t shrink, our lifestyles tend to expand. So if your spare room has become a nursery, and seating around the dining room table is at a premium, you’re likely asking that age old question: should I extend, or should I move? And as...
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