Category: General

Clad all over

The Grenfell Tower fire was a tragedy for all concerned and even three and a half years on it remains etched on the public consciousness.  The ramifications of this horrific incident continue and it is still having an impact on many people’s lives. In 2018, James Brokenshire, then Housing secretary, declared through amendments to the… Read more »


We would like to reassure our clients that we continue to provide a full service despite the current coronavirus pandemic. Whilst we are now operating behind closed doors our staff remain fully engaged, with our legal team being able to work remotely with access to everything they need to progress matters, including telephone, video conferencing… Read more »

Dream Home Competition Results

We have received a great response to the Burley Geach Solicitors’ Arts and Crafts Dream Home Competition and we are delighted to announce the winners.  We wish to say a big THANK YOU to every participant for sharing their talent, imagination and creativity. The entries were absolutely fantastic and exceeded all expectations. We have set… Read more »

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 »

A look behind the Housing Market Headlines

The government has now published its advice on home moving during the COVID-19 outbreak and unsurprisingly the national press responded by taking a sensational position that the housing market is “suspended” or with a front page of “Don’t Move Home”. I think it is time to provide a more balanced analysis of what the government… Read more »