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Reasons why now is a great time to buy property in Wales

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As property prices and economic growth languish in other parts of the UK, Wales is flourishing, with house prices predicted to rise by 20 percent over the next five years. In September 2018, the average cost of a home in Wales reached an all-time high of...

Help! I've lost the title deeds to my house!

Rhian Derrick
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You’ve searched the house high and low and still can’t find the title deeds, what can be done? This can be a daunting position to find yourself in, but here at Devonalds we have years of experience dealing with lost or mislaid title deeds. ...

Five Secrets of Buying a Residential Property At Auction

Alex Kilby
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Buying a property at auction is becoming increasingly popular in the UK residential property market.  Because once the hammer falls, the sale is done, auction sales can create more excitement than buying a home via a listing with an estate agent or...

Top Five Tips On Avoiding Pitfalls When Buying Your First Home

Alex Kilby
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Purchasing your first home is incredibly exciting but also a little daunting.  This is, after all, one of the biggest purchases you will ever make.  At Devonalds Solicitors we want to share in the happiness of buying your first home, making the...

Government Housing White Paper published - What does it mean for me?

Alex Kilby
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The Government’s long-awaited white paper titled ‘Fixing Our Broken Housing Market’ was finally published recently, met with a lot of analysis and a fairly mixed reaction. “A housing market that works for everyone” is the...

First-time Buyers Guide to Conveyancing

Alex Kilby
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Getting ready to take that first step onto the property ladder is a very exciting time. But if you’re new to buying property, it can often feel like there’s a lot to take in, and conveyancing can certainly seem like a bit of a mystery for some...

The Right to Purchase Your Freehold at a Reasonable Market Value

Alex Kilby
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Leaseholders have a legal right under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 to buy the freehold of their house if they meet certain qualifying criteria. Sadly, we see too often that leaseholders are held to ransom by Freeholders who ask extortionate prices without...

Local Residents having issues with buying freeholds in Llantwit Fardre

Alex Kilby
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Live in Llantwit Fardre and haven't bought the freehold of your family home yet? Did you see BBC's X-Ray program last night about the trouble local residents are having in trying to purchase their Freehold from the freeholder? Have a look at the...

Confused about the buying and selling process? No problem!

Alex Kilby
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Buying or selling your home is one of the most stressful things in life - to make things easier we have put together a brill new guide to the buying and selling process and the steps involved. Simply email us and we'll send you a comprehensive PDF guide...