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Research shows increase in domestic abuse during the World Cup

June 17th, 2014

We know the spirit of the nation can be lifted by a national sporting event, with neighbours celebrating together, people being more approachable and camaraderie increasing throughout the land. However, a study by Lancaster University has shown an increase in domestic abuse incidents during the Football World Cup, particularly England matches and especially when England […]

Buying Your Home: Or How To Buy Your New Home And Not Regret It

June 11th, 2014

We all know people who have made bad decisions when it comes to buying their home. Maybe you’ve made mistakes yourself, and have learnt from them. We think that learning from your mistakes is all very well, but when you are paying for those lessons with your home, that’s a bit too expensive! Download The […]

Cunningtons open their new Brighton office

April 1st, 2014

Just as the sun starts to shine on us all, and the property market continues to bubble up, Cunningtons are pleased to announce they have just opened their newest office in the lovely seaside city of Brighton. Hove based Partner Jason Bradshaw is heading a new team to bring Cunningtons particular brand of award winning, […]

Conscious Uncoupling – What does it mean? Divorce?

March 26th, 2014

Following yesterday’s announcement that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband and Coldplay front man Chris Martin have separated after over 10 years of marriage, you may be confused by their description of the separation as a conscious uncoupling. Gwyneth made the announcement by posting a statement on behalf of the couple on her lifestyle website […]

The 2014 Budget, Pensions and the Housing Market – A Match Made in Heaven?

March 26th, 2014

George Osborne’s March 2014 budget speech was always going to be an attempt to kick off the 2015 election campaign – so we had a rosy growth forecast, work on tax avoiders, increased investment in business and help with energy bills, a cut in duty on beer ‘n’ bingo, a freeze on petrol duty until […]

Will Chancel repair liability hit property prices?

March 13th, 2014

An ancient law which requires certain properties within medieval parishes to contribute towards the repair of the chancel of the local search, is being blamed for lowering property prices in affected areas. Due to Land Registry rule changes in 2002, local parish councils had until 13 October 2013 to register their interest against any affected […]

Engagement Rings – who gets to keep it if it all goes wrong?

February 26th, 2014

Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day see more than their fair share of marriage proposals every year. Newsfeeds are full of couples changing their relationship status to “Engaged”, mobile phones are pinging with the sound of ten thousand Facebook likes and photographs of The Ring are popping up on Instagram. But planning a […]

The 2014 Floods and Their Impact on the UK Housing Market

February 24th, 2014

Right now, thousands of homeowners are picking up the pieces in the aftermath of the recent floods. Many more are breathing a sigh of relief as (finally) the weather returns to some degree of normality. With the insurance industry still counting its losses, the final bill for insurers, homeowners and the tax payer is yet […]

Cunningtons Conveyancing Round up

January 12th, 2014

Firstly may we wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year! Well it is safe to say 2013 saw a (not widely predicted) sea change in the conveyancing market, with increases in activity across the board, with London and the South East leading the charge, and seeing the lion’s share of property price […]

Economic Upturn = Higher Divorce Rates?

December 2nd, 2013

Most family law solicitors would agree that fewer clients instruct them to commence divorce proceedings during a recession, especially after the all-but-demise of legal aid in April 2013. Divorces can be expensive so many couples took initial advice from a solicitor to find out what they could expect to get in terms of finances, and […]