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    Why do we pay Stamp Duty? – by Matthew Scott-Tucker at WBW Solicitors

    Stamp Duty was first introduced in 1694 by an Act of Parliament during the reign of William and Mary. The new tax was raised against official documents written on vellum (calf skin), parchment (other hides) and paper, which were required to be presented for stamping and payment of the appropriate duty levied against them. The…

  2. The benefits of using local Solicitors and Estate Agents – by Ella Brennan at WBW Solicitors

    Most of us need to use a Solicitor at some point during the course of our lives.  This could be for several of reasons, including selling, buying or re-mortgaging your home.  Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful events you will face.  Choosing a local Solicitor, rather than an online lawyer,…

  3. Key points to note when selling your property – by Marie Moore, Licensed Conveyancer

    In preparation for selling your property it is good idea to ensure that you have all your certificates and guarantees available for the buyers to inspect. Certainly, the buyers’ solicitors will request copies of these documents during the transaction. Replacement windows or doors The FENSA – Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme was set up to ensure that…

  4. My journey to becoming a Chartered Legal Executive with WBW Solicitors

    My name is Louise Crockford and I am a Chartered Legal Executive (qualified lawyer specialising in a particular area of law) specialising in residential conveyancing in the Launceston office of WBW Solicitors. Working in the law was something I fell into.  I had no ambition to become a lawyer but when I was 15 just before…

  5. Staff Profile: Suzy Seaby

    Here at WBW we value every one of our team members. Each member of staff has their own stories, motivations and reasons why they enjoy working for WBW. So we’ve decided to post a series of questions and answers with a staff member from one of our 6 offices. Today we talk to Suzy Seaby, Conveyancer, in…