Residential Property Articles

31st October 2019

Final Call for Help to Buy ISAs

Unless the Government choose to extend the deadline, the Help to Buy ISA is due to be scrapped on the 30th November 2019, meaning time is running out for first-time buyers wishing to take advantage of a product that offers tax-efficient savings as well as generous top-ups from the Government. If you have between £1 […]Read More >


11th April 2019

Escalating Ground Rent

If you own a long lease on a property in England and Wales you will normally have to pay rent to the freeholder or landlord of the property, known as ground rent. This will be fixed or it may escalate during the course of the lease. Once the remaining term of a lease reduces to […]Read More >


22nd November 2017

Stamp Duty Land Tax for First Time Buyers and other property taxes

​It had been rumoured that Chancellor Phillip Hammond would re-introduce a Stamp Duty Land Tax exemption for first time buyers (something which has existed in the past) Read More >


23rd March 2017

Help to Buy schemes – Everything you need to know

Gail Anthony, Licensed Conveyancer at Buss Murton Law and specialist in Help to Buy property purchases, reviews current Government schemes.Read More >


1st February 2017

The Southern Rail Crisis and the Sussex Property Market

As the Southern Rail Crisis continues and shows no signs of ending soon, Sharon Callery, Licensed Conveyancer at Buss Murton Law considers if the strike action will have an effect on the housing market located within the Southern Rail line.Read More >


15th September 2016

Solar Panels: Will They Have a Positive or Negative Impact on Your Property?

Kerry Carter, Associate at Buss Murton Law LLP, explains the implications of installing Photovoltaic (PV) panels (known as solar panels) in your property.Read More >


1st August 2016

BREXIT: What Does the Future Hold for the Property Market?

"Out of Europe twice in a week” was an accurate summary, I thought, as I watched the highlights of the England football team being dumped out of the European Championships by the minnows of Iceland.Read More >


7th April 2016

Buy to Let

Question: is buy-to-let still a viable long term option for the smaller investor?Read More >


17th March 2016

Homeowners Beware of Fraudsters

Homeowners beware of fraudsters trying to sell your property without your knowledgeRead More >


26th February 2016

Stamp Duty Land Tax on Second Homes

Question: If I complete the purchase of a buy to let property after 1st April 2016 will I have to pay more Stamp Duty?Read More >