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Cunningtons Launch Fast Track Buy To Let Conveyancing Service

January 11th, 2016

There are changes due in April 2016 with regards to stamp duty payable on buy to let/second properties in the UK. The stamp duty payable on these transactions is set to increase significantly £0 to £40,000 0% £40,001 to £125,000 3% – currently 0% £125,001 to £250,000 5% – currently 2% £250,001 to 925,000 8% […]

5 Common Questions You Ask Your Property Solicitor, and 5 Questions You Should Ask!

January 4th, 2016

We take a look at the five most common questions we get asked by customers and potential customers, and try and answer these for you. We also look at five questions that perhaps customers should ask but often don’t! Moving house can be a very stressful time, and there is a lot to remember during […]

Christmas Jumper Day

December 18th, 2015

It’s Christmas Jumper Day and the merry staff of Cunningtons have been doing their bit to bring festive cheer to all, with a wonderful array of jumpers! Here are a few of the best, enjoy!

Our Guide To Selling Your Home – Effectively!

December 2nd, 2015

Download our pdf guide to getting the most out of selling your home You may have read our series on selling your home – we took the most popular guides out there and put them through their paces with the help of one of our clients. This includes tips from The Mail, Zoopla, Rightmove, HGTV and Homeowners […]

Working As A Family Law Solicitor: Jill Wiggins In Braintree

October 27th, 2015

Jill joined the Cunningtons team in April 2014 and is the family law solicitor at our Braintree office. Jill has a mixed caseload which includes divorce, finances, arrangements for children, protection from harm and care proceedings. I didn’t follow the normal path to becoming a solicitor I intended to read law at university but a […]

The consequences of lying about your assets in a divorce

October 24th, 2015

The Judgments delivered by the Supreme Court in the cases of Gohil and Sharland recently reconfirm what all family law solicitors have always known: if you mislead the court about your level of wealth and the court finds out, any previous financial order can be set aside. Alison Sharland divorced her husband in 2010 and […]

Cohabitation Agreements, Declarations of Trust and Prenuptial Agreements

October 17th, 2015

Cohabitation Agreements, Declarations of Trust and Prenuptial Agreements: What are they and how do they help me? Many couples nowadays choose to live together before they get married. What happens where the house is held in one party’s sole name?  Does the other party obtain any rights to the property?  What steps can be taken […]

Introducing Family Law Legal Secretary: Debra Flack

October 14th, 2015

Debra joined the firm in 1992 as an office junior at the Chelmsford office and worked her way up to the position of legal secretary. Debra is secretary to the Family Law Partner at the Chelmsford office. I was always interested in a career that was somehow connected to law enforcement and fancied joining the […]

Selling Your Home: Estate Agents And Conveyancing Solicitors

October 7th, 2015

Now your home is ready to go on the market, what do you do next? Selecting an agent and sorting out the legal side is such a contentious area that none of the guides we found had any information to help; so we hope that this section is useful to you when you’re selling. Estate Agents: […]

The Black Dot Campaign

September 28th, 2015

A survivor of domestic abuse has set up a new initiative aimed at helping victims of domestic violence alert the people around them to the fact that they urgently need help.   People who are suffering through domestic abuse often find it virtually impossible to access help, which can lead to them feeling like they […]