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Nearly 5,000 Welsh purchasers have now utilised the Help to Buy scheme to get onto the property ladder and we are proud to say that Howells were the first conveyancing solicitors to complete a Help to Buy Transaction in Wales. We've completed a total of 1,146 to date- equating to 23% of all cases. 

Now, almost half a decade later, the government mortgage guarantee scheme has come to an end, but the Help to Buy ISA and Help to Buy equity loan continue to be a popular choice for first time buyers. But, where are these Welsh buyers purchasing and what type of properties are they selecting? 

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House prices have been rising, making it increasingly difficult for people to save up for the deposit they require to climb onto the first rung of the property ladder.

More and more first time buyers are receiving financial assistance from parents and, in some cases, their grandparents when purchasing their first home. Legal and General recently published a report listing the ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ as being responsible for funding 25% of mortgage transactions this year. More...

Here at Howells Solicitors, our probate solicitors regularly blog and answer frequently asked questions such as ‘how long does probate take?’ and ‘what is a grant of probate?’. In this post, we have collated some of our most useful advice and guidance regarding wills and probate in one handy hub. More...

At midnight on April 5th the new financial year began and a new tax was introduced to the complaints of many a buy-to-let investor. More...

 

If you’ve been injured while playing professional sport you may find yourself in a situation where you are unable to work, but bound by an employment contract. Furthermore, you may feel you’re due compensation.

Here our employment law Associate Solicitor, David Lewis, shares his knowledge of the case law in sport and how Howells can help:More...

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