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Category Archives: Conveyancer

Budget 2017 Stamp Duty!

The Chancellor’s 2017 Budget was the headline news story recently and at the centre, the housing market. The governments attempt to ease years of austerity has paved the way for a huge allocation of funds to the housing market over the next half a decade.

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Good news for first time buyers

Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced during the 2017 Autumn Budget that stamp duty will no longer be payable by first time buyers on properties up to £300,000.00. Hopefully these changes will ease the burden and lessen the up front costs of buying a house and make

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It’s a conveyancers world

How much information should I give my recruiter?

Looking for a new job is time consuming, anyone knows that, but there are ways of making the process so much smoother and saving yourself so much time. You might think how annoying I have to speak to a recruiter during the day when you

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It’s a conveyancers world

What time of year is best to secure a new job?

Is it just me or has it started to feel a little bit chillier? Dark nights, leaves falling and festive lights going up, Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year. I mean we’ve not even had bonfire night yet and the lights are

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Can I leave work without notice?

Had a bad morning or afternoon? Maybe a bad day starts to finish? Perhaps even a bad week or month? The world of residential conveyancing has thrown up a number things over the last month or so, some of which can be explained through logical

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It’s good to talk

I remember that old BT advert with Bob Hoskins from the early 90’s – ‘It’s good to talk’, at that time we were in an era where the ability to communicate with each other was nothing like it is today. Most people had a land

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

Why should I be a recruitment consultant?

So, you have been thinking about becoming a recruitment consultant? Us ‘rec cons’ can get a bad press, alongside estate agents, window sales people, car salesmen, and ‘white van drivers’, almost any general sales roles… the list could go on! Is all the hot air

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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

Should I accept my job offer?

Are you stressed? Stress is single-handedly the main culprit for our peaceful and content existence to become oh not so peaceful. All humans like routine. Even those who claim to be wholly free spirited do follow a routine. I would argue that we as a

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Am I being paid enough?

If you’re anything like me then apart from the August bank holiday and the 2-3 days (or should I say hours!) of summer we experience, one of the best days of August is transfer deadline day. Whether it’s the big clubs paying an extortionate amount

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It’s a conveyancers world

Let’s fly away lets fly away

August is holiday season and a time for 1000’s of families to go on their annual holiday, airports are full and it seems like the whole world is away which is great for the tan but speaking to clients in any industry can prove a

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My BCL Journey

Prior to joining BCL Legal and during my time practising as a solicitor I had very little experience of the recruitment world. My only experience came from the few times I had been approached directly. This included a number of emails, my favourite of which

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It’s a conveyancers world

Why is it important to keep in contact with your recruiter?

When approaching the job search you can choose to do it in many ways. You might know someone who can recommend you or go through a recruiter, the choice is yours. As a recruiter it’s easy for me to see the benefits of what we

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