Monthly Archives: April 2020

COVID crisis – we’re still here when you need us

The current coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone’s lives in ways we could never have imagined. We are all having to adapt our personal, social and working lives to help the fight against this virus.  Communities are getting together to help each other, new and innovative ways of gathering socially are popping up, many of us… Read more »

Cohabitees: Rights and Reasons

It doesn’t matter whether you are married or living with a partner, relation or friend, you may not know all about the person you are now living with and the decisions they have made, inadvertently or intentionally, on your behalf. When it comes to property ownership the law has a say. So, just how many… Read more »

Take this opportunity to extend your lease

According to UK Government statistics, at the start of 2020 there were 4.3 million leasehold homes in England of which 69% were flats. For some of those flat or maisonette owners there may well be an opportunity to increase the value of your home by extending your lease. This article explains whether you should consider extending your… Read more »

Arts & Crafts Competition

What does your dream home look like? Burley Geach Solicitors is hosting an arts and crafts competition and is inviting anyone aged 14 and under to design and create beautiful dream homes from their perspectives and imaginations. What do you need to do? Children can grab their paints, glitter glues, multi-coloured tissue paper, pencils, paint… Read more »

There may never be a better time to reduce your mortgage payments

The current Bank of England base rate now stands at a historic low of 0.1%. This rate, set on the 19th March 2020, could be good news for those looking to reduce their monthly payments by remortgaging, as mortgage rates may well follow this unprecedented cut. It is a good time for homeowners to consider… Read more »

Don’t miss this opportunity to consider a voluntary first registration

These are difficult times for all of us and we recognise families here in Surrey and Hampshire are currently concerned with the consequences of the COVID-19 virus. However, this may perhaps be an opportune moment to consider whether “everything is in order” with your prime financial asset. Surprisingly there are a significant number of properties… Read more »