Linsey Hayes

Law firm doubles up on fundraising push for charity

September 16th 2021

COLLEAGUES from a leading legal firm took part in two fundraising events over the same weekend to raise money for a local charity. Staff at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors put their best foot forward to raise around £1,300 for Carlisle and North Lakeland Hospice at Home, with donations still coming in. On Saturday, September 11, a four-strong team joined the charity’s Step Up to the Plate sponsored walk along the Hadrian’s…

Changes to shared ownership ‘will help more people buy a home’

November 11th 2020

The government is planning changes to the shared ownership scheme to make it easier for people to buy more of their own home, including allowing them to buy in 1% increments. Linsey Hayes Conveyancer provides an update. At present, they have to buy an increased share in 10% chunks, which can be as much as £45,000 each time. This process of increasing the stake until the property is bought outright…

Affordable homes scheme to be extended by a further year

August 24th 2020

The Affordable Homes Scheme, which is designed to get more families on to the property ladder, is being extended for a further year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Linsey Hayes Residential Conveyancer provides an update. It’s estimated that the building of 53,000 new affordable homes has stalled due to delays in the construction industry caused by lockdown. The Government is stepping in to safeguard funding and make sure these homes…

Homes England provides new guide to Help to Buy scheme

July 6th 2020

Homes England has issued a new updated guide to the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, which has helped thousands of people get on to the property ladder. Linsey Hayes Residential Conveyancer provides an update. These are some of the main points covered. With Help to Buy, you can buy a new home on a new build development with assistance from Homes England in the form of an equity loan.…

House prices show slight annual rise despite monthly fall

June 13th 2019

By Linsey Hayes Conveyancer House prices rose slightly over the year to March, but there was a fall in the latest monthly figures. The UK House Price Index shows that prices fell by an average of 0.2% between February and March. However, there was an annual rise of 1.4%. The average house in the UK is now valued at £226,798. In England, the March data shows a fall of 0.5%…

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