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In the standard process for buying a home, there are multiple parties involved: the buyer, seller, estate agent, conveyancing solicitor, mortgage lender and many more if there is a chain. However, if the interested party is a cash buyer and doesn’t require a mortgage, does the process change at all? 

Read more: Howells Solicitors’ Guide to Buying Your First Home 

In short, yes – but only slightly when it comes to the legal proceedings. More...

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In 2011, 42% of marriages ended in divorce and, according to the Office for National Statistics, 34% of married couples divorce before their 20th wedding anniversary – that’s more than 1 in 3! But why? What goes wrong? Here we take a look at the top reasons for divorce using statistics. More...

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Earlier this month we were given the opportunity to secure Cyber Essentials accreditation. 

Our IT Manager, Carl Smith, and Systems Development Manager, Rob Williams, have been responsible for ensuring all the necessary procedures and documentation were in place and implemented for our successful assessment.

We are now pleased to say we have demonstrated our commitment to cybersecurity and achieved the Cyber Essentials accreditation. More...

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Emma O’Brien has successfully completed her training contract with us and has started in her new role as a solicitor in our busy Conveyancing Department. 

Congratulations Emma on Qualifying as a Solicitor! 

After graduating from Bournemouth University and studying for her LPC in Cardiff University, Emma joined Howells in October 2012 before commencing her training contract in February 2015. 

Now based in our Cardiff office, Emma has joined our residential conveyancing department and will manage transactions including: More...

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At the start of 2017 we have been sent a number of queries from individuals who have property issues. Here our Welsh conveyancing team answer one of these frequently asked questions: 

Q: My partner and I recently purchased our first home. Since moving in we have ‘discovered’ a few problems with the house, which were not previously disclosed, and would like to know if we can claim the costs of putting them right from the previous owner? More...

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With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com