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Welsh Land Transaction Tax
Welsh Land Transaction Tax

As of 1 April 2018, land/property transactions in Wales are subject to Land Transaction Tax. The Welsh Revenue Authority deal with Land Transaction Tax. The amount of Welsh Land Transaction Tax...

Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy!
Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy!

Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy! Most landlords are now fairly comfortable with the Deregulation Act and the rules it imposes such as,...

Do you want to leave something in your Will to Charity?
Do you want to leave something in your Will to Charity?

Many of us support charities, be it with regular donations, volunteering or taking part in fundraisers from raft races to shaving of heads. Everyone at Pardoes always seem particularly keen to...

Procedure for buying your first home
Procedure for buying your first home

Buying your first property can be a roller-coaster of emotions. You have saved hard for your deposit, possibly received confirmation of a mortgage in principle and now you have finally had an offer...

Surveys - What do you need to know?
Surveys - What do you need to know?

When buying a Property there are lots of aspects to consider, however, an important point which is often overlooked is having a Survey carried out. Purchasing a Property is one of the biggest...

Landlords – don’t get caught out by the new EPC regulations
Landlords – don’t get caught out by the new EPC regulations

1st April 2018 sees the start of new minimum requirements for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for both commercial and residential landlords. These requirements are set out in the Minimum...

What is Japanese Knotweed?
What is Japanese Knotweed?

Japanese Knotweed was introduced to Britain by the Victorians who thought it would be a pretty addition to the herbaceous border, however, the plant can destroy foundations and crack buildings,...

Power of Attorney refund scheme
Power of Attorney refund scheme

Last year the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced they will be rolling out a refund scheme for anyone that registered a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney between the 1 April 2013 and 31...

Beware of the ‘Ransom Strips’
Beware of the ‘Ransom Strips’

A man’s castle may be his home but a siege mentality can seep in if someone else owns the drawbridge. What is a ransom strip? A ransom strip is quite simply a piece of land, no larger...

‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ – To gift, or, not to gift...
‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ – To gift, or, not to gift...

Most of us, at some point in our lives, have had to call upon the good will of our parents to ‘bail us out’….I know I certainly have at least once or twice in my younger years!...