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  1. Darren Heard and Steve Bulman Newton Abbot
    Local Commercial and Residential Property Solicitor, Darren Heard, joins WBW’s Newton Abbot Office

    WBW Solicitors welcome Darren Heard, a Commercial and Residential Property Solicitor, to their head office in Newton Abbot, Devon. Darren joined the firm in November 2019 and undertakes all forms of commercial and residential conveyancing and property work. Darren qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2008 and subsequently as a Solicitor in 2018 after…

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    Auctions – Is the price right? – by WBW Solicitors

    For devotees of `Homes under the Hammer‘, buying property at auction always looks like fun and rarely does anything untoward happen – well, not that the cameras are going to show us! Buying property at auction can be a fantastic opportunity to buy an unusual property or nab a bargain. For sellers, it can be…

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    Building Regulation Approval and Competent Person’s Certificates – by Paula Land of WBW Solicitors

    Most homeowners will at some time want, or need, to make changes to their property.  This could be anything from adding an extension or conservatory, converting a loft space or installing new double glazing or a central heating boiler. Whilst such works are unlikely to need planning permission (although you should always check with your…

  4. Property House Gavel
    Sale of Properties via Court of Protection – by Dawn Owen of WBW Solicitors

    As a Conveyancer, you are used to dealing with all types of property transactions, from the straightforward transactions to the more complex ones. However, sometimes property transactions vary from the norm and the steps involved can greatly differ. This is especially true with elderly or infirm sellers, as they may not have sufficient mental capacity…

  5. First Time Buyer
    First Time Buyer? The Right Time Is Now – by Damien Pedley of WBW Solicitors

    Although there are is great deal of uncertainty in the country due to indecision in Westminster over the “B” word, now is possibly one of the best times for first time buyers to take that leap into home-ownership. Consider the current base interest rate at the Bank of England; although it is not as low…

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    More duties for landlords introduced by the Tenant Fees Act 2019 – by Thomas Lewis of WBW Solicitors

    Hot on the heels of changes in relation to stamp duty land tax, from 1 June landlords face another set of new rules under the Tenant Fees Act 2019.  This includes obligations relating to deposits, charges and membership of client money protection schemes. There are some transitional provisions which mean that in some circumstances the…

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    What to expect if you are receiving a gifted deposit for a house purchase – by Ashton Partridge of WBW Solicitors

    A significant number of people are now using gifts (usually from family members) to fund all or part of their deposit for a house purchase. Accordingly, it is important to understand the implications that such a gift will have on the conveyancing transaction. If you are lucky enough to be receiving a gift, the following…

  8. Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Explained by Joanne Hayes of WBW Solicitors

    What is it? It is a new law soon to be introduced by the Government in order to regulate the fees landlords are able to charge their tenants. It is important to note that the law will also apply to those acting on behalf of Landlords eg letting agents. Which agreements are affected? The new…

  9. Post Completion Advice for New-Build Homes – by Caroline Jennings of WBW Solicitors

    I feel sure that there is not one person reading this who is not aware of the vast amount of housing developments going on in and around our area.  Whilst this may be seen as a blight on our countryside by some, it is, of course, a very necessary evil which provides new homes for…

  10. How to choose a conveyancing lawyer – by Rod Lewis at WBW Solicitors

    It’s all about the money! Really?? It saddens me that so many people end up dissatisfied with the service they receive from their conveyancing solicitor. This usually results from a perceived lack of communication or a lack of action or both. The individual is upset and the reputation of the profession is damaged. So, how…

  11. Tips on how you can reduce the stress of moving during the festive period

    By Lara Mitchell The run-up to Christmas is probably our busiest time of year with lots of clients wanting to be in their new home in time for Christmas. In order for our accounts department to process all payments our last day for completions is Wednesday 19th December. All WBW offices will close at lunchtime…

  12. Partner Promotion at WBW

    WBW Solicitors are delighted to announce that Sam Thompson (Property Solicitor) has been promoted to Partner at WBW. Steve Bulman, Managing Partner, at WBW Solicitors, said: “I am delighted by Sam’s appointment to be a partner of the firm. She is an excellent addition to the Partnership and I have no doubt her clients &…

  13. Announcement: The loss of our esteemed colleague and friend, Ian Bradbury

    It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our friend and colleague, Ian Bradbury. Ian passed away unexpectedly last week and will be sorely missed by everyone at WBW. Ian was highly respected by both clients and colleagues and will be missed immensely by all those who had the pleasure…

  14. New Build Home Support

    WBW understand the many elements that you need to consider when you are buying a newly built home; not just the thinking around the colour of the kitchen tiles but also the important decisions that you need to make to secure the home as your own. Whether it is considering how you are going to…