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Title Indemnity Insurance – what it means for you

24 January 2023 Title Indemnity Insurance is a form of insurance which protects owners and mortgage lenders against financial loss resulting from challenges to or defects in title by transferring the risk to the insurer. Typical issues which... READ

Stamp Duty changes and what this means for you

04 October 2022 In an effort to help people move, promote residential investment and boost first-time ownership Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed a stamp duty cut, effective from 23 September 2022. What is Stamp Duty? Stamp Duty... READ

Consents to Discharge – do I need one to sell my property?

31 January 2020 Consents to Discharge are required if your property is not connected to the public sewer. It is an offence under the Water (NI) Order 1999 to discharge sewage effluent into a waterway or soakaway without... READ

Recovering loss arising from a negligent survey when purchasing a property?

02 April 2019 Picture the scenario: a prospective purchaser has instructed a surveyor to prepare a report. The report shows that the property is structurally sound and the purchaser purchases the property on the strength of the... READ

Legal Survival Kit for the First Time Buyer in Northern Ireland

20 February 2017 Purchasing your first home can be a daunting prospect. We’ve put together a guide to the key issues that can negatively impact on a first-time home buyer, the key stages of the buying process... READ

Can I claim ownership of land I have used for 20 years?

22 April 2013 Huw Worthington of Worthingtons Solicitors advises on when it may be possible to make an application for adverse possession of land. As the saying goes, possession is nine-tenths of the law. In short, what... READ

What comeback do I have if there are problems with my new house?

14 December 2012 Huw Worthington of Worthingtons Solicitors looks at the protection available to someone who discovers problems with their newly purchased home In terms of consumer protection there is a complete difference between buying a brand... READ

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