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  • A Ali

    Versuslaw especially Anita Craig helped so kindly from 2018 for pia delay flight claim which was showing possible but Ms Anita Craig proved it again that versus law can do it. Thank you will use again and recommend 100percent.

  • R Nabi

    We have just completed on a buy and sell having used Versus Law for both sides of the transaction.
    Versus Law have been immense throughout, with the Conveyancer looking after our ‘purchase’ working hand in hand with his colleagues to keep us informed of how the ‘sell’ was progressing too.
    Amazing bunch of people. There should be more firms providing this high level of service.

  • B Keane

    Very professional and up to the task
    I found versus law straight forward and very helpful.

  • K Boon

    i recently completed on a property and was guided really well by Katrina and Lisa. Ive never purchased a property before so really didn’t know what was involved. It was easy and seamless no stress at all followed by a price that was so much cheaper than other quotes I’d had

  • M Rehman

    Having had my PIA flight delayed for over 5 hours.. Anita Craig of versus law solicitors was a great help. Every step was made easy for me to understand and I will definitely be recommending yourselves to family and friends.

  • J Nugent

    They made the whole process of my injury claim
    simple and straight forward, They even managed to get
    me my compensation before Christmas which I wasn’t expecting, A big thanks to Kulbinder Mehay

  • Steven P

    Excellent work, thank you.

  • Liz

    Nicola Nolan and Natalie Moylan are an excellent conveyancing team. We have used them more than once and recommend them to friends and family (who were also impressed). This time they were involved in us buying a property in Wales and kept us informed all the way through, even with covid restrictions causing problems. They are friendly, efficient and get the job done in a no-nonsense way which is what you need. They take the stress out of conveyancing for you. Very impressed and would recommend to anyone and everyone.

  • Gem

    I was selling my home which had a complicated title and versus law was recommended to me. Natalie Moylan handled my case from start to finish and I couldn’t ask for anyone better! There were no obstacles that couldn’t be overcome and in a very fast turn around too. The sale completed in no time at all. Natalie was timely, professional and friendly and an absolute pleasure to have on my side. I would strongly recommend Versus law to anyone.

  • Bonnie

    I have used the services of Nicola Nolan at Versus Law twice this year and was instantly put at ease and very impressed with the help received and the outcome achieved. Would recommend without hesitation

  • Daniel

    I called to get some documents certified, the ladies on reception were so helpful. I am very happy with the service I received and will use Versus Law again.

  • M

    Dealt with my flight claim hassle free and super quick, I was continuously updated every step of the way and overall really pleased with the outcome. A personal thank you to Anita as she couldn’t have made it easier for me and saw through any problems I had!

  • Richard

    I purchased my first home in February, and used Versus as my solicitor. I dealt with Natalie Moylan from start to finish, who was excellent throughout. The purchase ended up being delayed and resulted in a quite hectic finish, but Natalie remained calm and professional at all times, whilst providing a very high quality of work. My thanks to Natalie and her team, for making a long purchase so much easier!

  • C Savage

    We were selling our house (through Nick) and buying a house (through Natalie) and I can honestly say these are the best solicitors we’ve ever used (we had always used ones in London previously). They both kept us informed on a regular basis as to how things were progressing which I really valued and they were quick to respond to any queries I asked. They were professional, efficient, helpful and really nice to deal with. We were recommended Versus through local friends that have used them previously and I would definitely recommend Versus to anyone else asking me for a recommendation.
    Thanks again Natalie and Nick.

  • J Percy

    We used Nicola Nolan for our purchase/transfer of ownership. She was excellent from start to finish. We were fully informed of the process throughout and she was always friendly, approachable and very professional at all times. Would definitely recommend her at Versus Law. Thank you again

  • J Guntren

    Amazing law firm for conveyancing!! My wife and I made an offer on a house 24th September and we were moved in by 20th December. It should also be noted that we were selling my wife’s apartment at the same time (also using Versus), further complicating everything. Thanks to Natalie, everything was done in a very efficient manner and she was very understanding of our situation.

  • P Godfrey

    Many thanks to Anita and all the staff at Versuslaw, they made my flight compensation claim for delay a breeze. I would highly recommend them

  • G Ryder

    The service and advise that we received from Versuslaw was exceptional. We had numerous issues with the house that we were buying and the team at Versus law guided us through the process whilst always looking out for our best interest.They were always prompt in responding to any question that we had and would update us on a regular basis. Thanks again to Nicola, Nick and Francine

  • Mark

    Excellent, professional and friendly work from Nick, Nicola and Natalie. They were flexible and very helpful in pushing along the sale despite several hurdles. Would definitely use again in future and would recommend others do so too

  • C Keen

    Absolutely superb service from Nicola Nolan. Highly trust and recommend. Honest attention to detail.

  • V Griffith

    We would like to say a big heartfelt thank you to Saqib Kazam versuslaw
    Once he took our case in for Holiday compensation He kept us up to date with every thing explaining every step he took this was not an easy case but he got us an excellent result a kind polite very professional young man. Highly recommend

  • J Williams

    From the moment we rung Versus Law and spoke to the receptionist on the phone to the moment we completed on our first home, Versus Law were excellent. Our solicitor was Tom and not only did he keep us updated every step of the way but he was very professional, efficient, offered valuable advice and made the process of buying a house stress free. We couldn’t recommend Versus Law enough and we just wanted to say a huge thank you to Tom and the team. Joe and Kara

  • S Foster

    Sarah handled my claim quickly and efficiently. It made the whole process easy and stress free. She was very professional and kept me informed every step. I would highly recommend Versuslaw.

  • H Cooper

    We would highly recommend Versus law, especially Nick Wintrip (selling) and Nicola Nolan (buying). They both kept us up to date throughout the whole process. They were easy to get hold of and were very prompt to answer any questions/email. We would have no hesitation in recommending Versus law for conveyancing.

  • I Asaf

    Fantastic service, very helpful and kept me informed at every stage

  • M Long

    From start to finish Versus Law have been professional and helpful. Tom Reid was always available to talk to us and gave us updates regularly meaning we did not have to constantly chase up matters. We are very happy by the service and would recommend to anyone looking for a reliable solicitor.

  • Jill T

    Excellent service. I was kept informed every step of the way. Natalie Moylan and Renee Burke were a pleasure to work with. Highly professional but with a personal touch. They both went above and beyond!

  • Danielle

    Excellent service from start to finish from Nicola and Natalie! Super responsive to emails and all my questions as a first time single buyer. Natalie and Nicola make a great team and are so approachable. Definitely recommend them for property related legal services.

  • Frankie

    Really happy with my experience using versus law, from start to finish they put my mind at ease as I wasn’t buying a house in the normal way, it was through a family divorce and there were time scales and dead lines to meet, versus law managed to conker my mortgage and speed things up to avoid any extra costs, nicola was always there to ease my mind when I had any concerns as things do get stressful whilst purchasing a property, the ladies on the reception we also a delight and couldn’t do more to make you feel comfortable in any situation, if you are thinking of using versus law to assist you through your mortgage then look no further as these guys couldn’t have done more for me, I couldn’t have been happier with my experience

  • Matt W

    Nicola Nolan’s conveyancing service has always been excellent, I have used them several times in the last 5 years. In particular for my business I have found their relationship and understanding of Paragon Bank to be very useful. I would highly recommend.

  • Kay

    Excellent decision to go with Versus Law! Nick Wintrip handled the very stressful job of our house sale with professionalism, calmness and a good sense of humour. We did everything via email, phone and post, and he was always quick in responding and keeping me updated every step of the way. Very competitively priced too. I would highly recommend Versus Law without the slightest hesitation.

  • O Li

    Thomas Reid dealt with the sale and purchase of our properties. He was a pleasure to work with – very quick to respond to queries and very efficient in his work. As a result, the process went very smoothly with minimal delays. I would highly recommend competitively priced Versus Law and especially the professionalism of Thomas Reid.

  • Mr RS

    Natalie Moylan dealt with the sale and purchase on my behalf. The whole process was very well handled with constant updates. The first solicitors I’ve used that’s responds within to an email within an hour! Would 100% use again!!!

  • Mrs LC

    Recently dealt with Nick Wintrip at Versus law when selling my property. Found him to be professional, quick and thorough. Process went smoothly and I was well informed throughout the process. I received regular updates and all enquiries were dealt with efficiently. Nick made the whole process of selling my home stress free and a happy one! Your the best Nick – thank you again 🙂
    Will highly recommend Versus Law Solicitors. They are the best

  • Jaxx

    Would recommend Versus Law for conveyancing; Nick and Natalie we’re our team with Nick the main contact, thank you Nick and Natalie for making the conveyancing experience as stress free as possible.

  • Paula

    Great experience working with Versus Law. Excellent level of professionalism from Thomas Reid who provided clear, precise information. Highly recommended from my side. Thanks to Tom and the team.

  • D

    Fantastic experience with Natalie and her colleagues. Email updates throughout the home buying process, estimates of how long it would take to get her work completed and local knowledge which speeded up the process. 100% recommended.

  • R Napier

    Really good and really helpful got things sorted alot quicker than anticipated very cooperative

  • Wetherill

    What an outstanding team they turned my purchase around within the set time frame and very professional at all times.
    They went above and beyond reassured myself throughout the process.
    As being a first time buyer I felt this was most important I would recommend them highly.

  • Nasir

    Versus Law dealt with my house sale from start to finish in a most professional manner. A friendly, professional, competent team who get the job done within the time parameters. I highly recommend this firm.

  • Colin and Yvonne

    Absolutely brilliant service as always.
    This is the third time using Versuslaw and they never fail to impress. Natalie and Nicola are real diamonds and you really get the sense that they actually care about you.

    We actually live in London, but continued to use them for our London property because of our previous experience with them.
    Thank you guys, would highly recommend you to anyone.

  • B Man

    Excellent service!!! We are really happy with the service VersusLaw provided to us. Being first time buyer, we dint have much idea about the whole process and had lots of questions. They have given proper and clear response on time to everything we have requested. For us, one of the property got cancelled in between the process because the owner decided to not to sell that property few days after accepting our offer. Though there were searches and procedures done already for that property VersusLaw did not ask Fee for that purchase as they understood the difficult situation we were in. When we found our next property, we had no doubt whom to contact. We are really happy and totally satisfied by the service Nicola, Natalie and their team offered. We will highly recommend your service to anyone,

  • Ross Grant

    Today I have completed on the purchase of my very first apartment, and it just wouldn’t have been possible without the INCREDIBLE knowledge, guidance and GENUINE care of Nicola, Natalie, and the entire Versus Law team.

    This purchase was far from straightforward, with lots of potential pitfalls – all navigated with professionalism, patience and an impeccable attention to detail by Nicola.

    Nic went well above and beyond the call of duty to look into some extremely complex accounts and repair budgets to the apartment block in question – something I would have completely overlooked.

    As a result, with her guidance, I managed to negotiate a £2,000 reduction in asking price – something I’m sure other solicitors would have let slip through the net.

    That’s a genuine £2000 saving – a lot of money for a first-time buyer.

    You get a real sense that these guys actually CARE – they make you feel more like a friend, than a client – and don’t leave a stone unturned when it comes to conveyancing. If there is anything to uncover on a property, trust me, Nicola will find it!

    In essence, Versus Law made what could have been a rather stressful situation, easy and straightforward.

    Communications and response times were brilliant, with daily updates coming via phone and email – and I never felt rushed by anyone when I had queries.

    I honestly cannot recommend Versus Law enough.

    I’m going to pick up the keys to my apartment now – and won’t be using anyone other than these guys for all future property purchases/ sales.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH Versus Law – I’ll be raising a glass of champagne to you all at the housewarming! 🙂

  • CW

    Great service provided by Nicola and her team.
    Always communicating with updates for the completion of my property.
    Would highly recommend

  • Jackie

    I used Versus Law to buy my first house. Had no idea how it worked but I must say that the conveyancing team held my hand all the way through. On the day of completion there was a delay and they stayed in office late to ensure it went through so I wasn’t waiting over the weekend. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Versus Law and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. It was nice to speak to people who I felt cared for me and put my interests first at all times. Thank you so much for your help

  • Andy

    Versus were great to deal with when they provided the conveyancing for my house purchase. I was able to complete the process without needing to physically travel to their offices and my solicitor was always available for any questions when I was completing all the paperwork. Everyone was very friendly to speak to.

  • T Baguley

    Fantastic conveyancing service from Nicola and Natalie, they kept on top of everything from start to finish and were always available whenever we had questions. I’d be happy to recommend them to anyone.

  • David JC

    Very impressed with every aspect of Versus Law, from service they provide to the attitude of the staff. Always called back when they said they would and had a laugh with them too. Will definately use again (if I need to).

  • Mrs Morris

    I would recommend Versus Law to anyone, particularly Nick Wintrip, who looked after us extremely well. They are very efficient and communicated with us fully at all times. We were able to contact them by phone and e mail and did not need to rely on letter going back and forth. Nick is really friendly too and put us at ease throughout the end to end sales process. Thank you.

  • Tanita

    Nicola and Natalie did a wonderful job. They were friendly and patient. Answered my many many questions and got the job done very efficiently. I am highly impressed and would definitely recommend them.

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Can Conveyancing Be Done in 4 Weeks?

Can conveyancing be done in 4 weeks? Many prospective buyers and sellers wonder whether this intricate process can be completed in a mere four weeks. While it is possible, several factors can influence the timeline.  Here at Versus Law Solicitors we will delve into the steps involved in conveyancing, the challenges of a four-week conveyancing…

What is the Difference Between a Conveyancer and a Solicitor?

When it comes to navigating the complex landscape of property transactions, two terms frequently come up: conveyancer and solicitor. Understanding the difference between these roles can help you make an informed decision when buying or selling property. At Versus Law Solicitors, we aim to clarify these distinctions to ensure you have the best professional guidance…

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Leases

Navigating the complexities of commercial leases can be daunting for both landlords and tenants. At Versus Law Solicitors, we understand the importance of clarity and legal assurance in these agreements. This FAQ section is designed to address the most common questions and concerns related to commercial leases, providing you with essential information and practical guidance.…

What is a Possession Trust?

When it comes to planning your estate and ensuring your loved ones are taken care of, understanding the various types of trusts available is crucial. One such trust is a Possession Trust, also known as an Interest in Possession Trust. This article will explain what a Possession Trust is, why you might consider setting one…

Why You Should Consider Downsizing Your Home

In recent years, the concept of downsizing one’s home has become increasingly popular, especially among those seeking a simpler, more manageable lifestyle. At Versus Law, we often advise our clients on the legal and practical considerations of selling their larger homes for something more suited to their current needs. Here, we explore several compelling reasons…

What is an Offshore Trust

In today’s world, safeguarding assets has become increasingly crucial. One such method gaining popularity is putting your home into an offshore trust. This strategy raises numerous questions: What is an offshore trust? Why would someone choose this option? What are the potential advantages and disadvantages? In this comprehensive guide, we delve into these questions to…

10 Signs of Housing Disrepair You Should Never Ignore

Living in a council or housing association property in the UK presents a unique set of challenges and responsibilities, especially when it comes to maintaining a healthy and safe living environment. As a tenant, it’s essential to be proactive in recognising and addressing signs of housing disrepair, not just for the comfort and wellbeing of…

What is a discretionary trust?

Discretionary trusts are a notable aspect of estate planning in the UK, offering a flexible way for individuals to manage and distribute their assets. Under UK law, a discretionary trust is characterised by the discretion given to trustees in managing the trust’s assets and deciding on the distribution to beneficiaries. The settlor, who creates the…

Understanding the Four Types of Property Trusts

Understanding the intricacies of property trusts is crucial. Among these, four distinct types stand out: Discretionary Trusts, Offshore Trusts, Possession Trusts, and Bare Trusts. Each of these trust structures offers unique benefits and drawbacks, tailored to different needs and circumstances. Discretionary Trusts: Flexibility and Control for the Settlor Discretionary trusts are characterised by the flexibility…

Protecting Your Pension in a Divorce

Divorce is not just an emotionally draining process; it also involves the complex task of dividing assets between partners, with pensions being one of the most significant assets to consider. In the UK, the legal position regarding pensions in the event of a divorce is intricate and governed by specific regulations. Understanding these laws and…

The Rise of Divorce in the Muslim Community: Unveiling the Factors Behind the Increase

In recent years, there has been a noticeable surge in the divorce rates within the Muslim community. This phenomenon has sparked widespread discussions, prompting us to delve into the intricate reasons behind this upward trend. In this comprehensive analysis, we aim to shed light on the various factors contributing to the rise of divorce within…

Navigating the Recent Changes in UK Immigration Salary Requirements

With a looming general election and net migration figures of 745,000 last year the UK has made a huge statement of its plan to curb family, study, and work immigration! New Minimum Salary Thresholds Skilled Workers One of the pivotal changes introduced by the UK government pertains to the minimum salary requirement for foreign skilled…

Putting A House In A Trust – Should You Do It?

In the UK, placing a house in a trust involves a legal arrangement where ownership of the property is transferred to a trust. According to UK legislation, a trust is a distinct legal entity responsible for holding assets for the benefit of others. The “settlor” refers to the individual who creates the trust by transferring…

Housing Disrepair: How to Claim Compensation

Is your home in a state or disrepair? If you’re a council or housing association tenant residing in rented accommodation and find your living space or the common areas around your property in a state of disrepair, you might be entitled to compensation. Housing disrepair claims are not just limited to the property itself; it…

Tier 2 Sponsor License Explained: A Comprehensive Guide

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Effective Strategies for Debt Recovery: Getting What You’re Owed in the Business World

In the dynamic and competitive world of business, ensuring a healthy cash flow is essential for the success and sustainability of any enterprise. Unfortunately, debt is an inevitable part of business operations, and at times, recovering what you’re owed can be a challenging endeavour. This article delves into effective strategies for debt recovery, equipping you…

Accidents at Work: Understanding Causes, Employee Responsibility, and Compensation Claims

In today’s fast-paced working world, accidents at the workplace are an unfortunate reality that many employees have to contend with. While no one sets out to get injured on the job, these incidents can happen, often leaving individuals grappling with not only physical pain but also emotional and financial stress. This comprehensive guide explores the…

How to Buy a House in the UK: A Comprehensive Guide

Buying a house in the UK is an exciting endeavor that comes with a mix of anticipation and challenges. Navigating through the intricate steps of purchasing property requires a thorough understanding of the process, legalities, and financial aspects. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the entire journey of how to buy a house…

Why do conveyancing costs vary?

Conveyancing is a crucial process in any property transaction, involving the legal transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. While the conveyancing process is standardised to a certain extent, the costs associated with it can vary significantly. This article delves into the reasons behind the differing conveyancing costs, shedding light on the complexities…

Redundancy Rights: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Interests

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Case Study: Dental Negligence Claim

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Pain after tooth taken out

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Dental bridge keeps coming out

  Your dentist will have initially made a bridge for you in order to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The 3 methods of replacing a lost/missing tooth or teeth are: A denture A bridge An implant Your dentist will have initially discussed the above 3 options with you in detail to make sure you…

How do you buy a house in the UK

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Legal Costs Explained

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What are Conveyancing Fees?

What are Conveyancing Fees? They are a group of legal costs you will pay when buying or selling a house. They cover the cost of exchanging contracts, and carrying out all the steps needed to complete your purchase or sale. They are the basic fee that you pay the conveyancer for their actual work. This figure…

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Congratulations, you have finally found a house worth calling home and your offer has been accepted. But what comes next? 1. You need to choose an exceptional solicitor With so many conveyancing firms out there it can feel overwhelming when trying to compare services and costs. At Versus Law, our service is unparalleled and our…

Why Choose Us

At Versus Law we believe in putting our client at the centre of what we do and place great importance on providing: Providing A High Standard Of Service We tailor our service to your requirements. You can choose the way you wish to communicate with us either by phone, email, or Whatsapp and whichever method…

Looking for a solicitor?

Searching for solicitors in the Manchester area? Wherever you see the name Versus Law, you can be sure you’ll get a friendly accessible lawyer, expert legal advice, and a refreshing level of customer service.  We’re fast, efficient and prefer straight talking to legal jargon. We have one primary motivator: to make sure that all civil…

Making A Successful Business Interruption Insurance Claim

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First Time Buyer Perks

Before discussing the perks of being a first time buyer let’s establish what one actually is. It is not always straightforward but generally you should meet the criteria set out below: – You’ve never owned a home previously, either in the UK or abroad – You only own, or have owned, a commercial property –…

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The Cost Of Conveyancing

Picking a property may take some time but it definitely is the fun part of house buying. Once the offer is accepted, it is time to line up conveyancing solicitors in Manchester or the surrounding areas and start handing over money for numerous fees. Before you begin Versus Law would like to give you an…

Business Interruption Insurance Claims

Many businesses in particular small businesses do not get Business Interruption Insurance as they wrongly  assume that losses can be effectively covered by other insurances such as buildings and contents policies. Whilst these policies can assist in correcting any damage brought on by, for instance, a fire or a flood, they do not handle consequential…

5 employment law changes which come into effect in April 2021

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Shared ownership – Staircasing your way up the property ladder

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Why is a lasting power of attorney is so important?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to give authority to someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so yourself, or if you no longer wish to do so. It is essential when dealing with health issues of loved ones as you…

How to increase the chances of selling your home

Selling your house can be the difference between getting your dream home or having to settle with second best. The process alone is stressful and complicated without the added worry of if your old place will even sell. Sometimes we just need a simple reminder of what we need to do to get back on…

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The Transition from Furlough to Redundancy

With 70% of staff being furloughed last April, the world is experiencing uncertainty with the future and this has not passed companies by. Many do not know if they will still be around a year or two from now and are bound to take action. As a result, companies must pick between three primary options:…

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The ultimate house moving checklist

  Very few people enjoy moving to a new house since it is a major disturbance. However, with the correct preparation and forewarning of any likely hindrances, stress levels can be kept to the minimum. There are countless things to be done when moving to a new house, and the number of things to be remembered is enough…

How we can help you deal with criminal injuries

Before we go into the time frame for CICA claims to pay out, first you should understand what a CICA is and why it exists. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, commonly abbreviated to CICA, is a Government-run scheme that offers compensation to blameless victims of violent crime, sexual assault and abuse. On average, just under…

Stamp Duty Holiday Extension

WHAT EXACTLY DID THE CHANCELLOR ANNOUNCE?  Rishi Sunak has declared the stamp duty holiday will be extended until the end of June 2021. That means homebuyers in England and Northern Ireland will pay no stamp duty on properties worth up to £500,000. The extension will save an additional 300,000 home buyers up to £15,000. An…

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How to sell your property

  When it comes to selling your home, it can feel quite overwhelming. In this guide, we will uncover the factors you need to consider when you go about selling your home. Make your home look the best it can The property’s exterior is extremely important. First impressions matter. You don’t want a potential buyer…

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Handling Discrimination in the Workplace

  Discrimination is the unequal treatment of an individual or a number of individuals who are considered protected under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 works to protect employees from any form of discrimination and there are certain ‘protected characteristics’  which include age, religious beliefs, disability, pregnancy or maternity, race, gender, marital status and…

Buying A Property From An Online Auction

Physical auctions are no longer an option due to the pandemic, however many are still going ahead online. Buying a home at auction can be a great way to pick up a deal, but it’s not always straightforward and there are various pitfalls and details that you should be aware of before taking the plunge and putting in the highest…

Tips for buying commercial property

Commercial property investment, requires a lot of research and knowledge in order to be successful. This is especially true when it comes to first-time buyers.  Whether you are looking to buy a building for shops, warehouses, flats or offices. At Versus Law we have put together a handful of tips for anyone keen to purchase…

Why You Should Write a Will

  The purpose of a will is to be able to dictate what is to happen to your possessions and property once you have passed. Money, possessions and property are referred to as an estate. If you decide you’re not going to write a will, the law then decides what is to happen to your estate. There…

Saving A Deposit For Your First Home

Getting on to the property ladder is an aspiration shared by many people across the UK and with approximately two in five UK households currently living in private / social rented housing with ever rising rents home ownership is becoming more and more of a necessity for financial and lifestyle stability. Rising rents, increasing house…

How to protect your home against fraudsters

  The fight against fraud is usually associated with banking, credit cards and more recently cybercrime. However, property fraud is not always on the forefront of our minds. Fraudsters have sold or mortgaged properties fraudulently and without the legal owner knowing until it was too late. The HM Registry has stated that an individual is more at risk…

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What to check when looking at a property for the first time

According to a recent study 77% of buyers miss out on essential things when they’re house browsing which leads to an average spend of £5000 to remedy issues which later become apparent. The most common issues people miss are: Damp or mould Poor plumbing Cosmetic issues with walls and ceilings Insufficient heating Low water pressure…

Industrial Disease Claims

For those of you that have experienced an injury at work, it can be classed as an industrial disease, unless it was the result of a one-off accident. An industrial disease – which is sometimes referred to as industrial illness, industrial injury or occupational disease – describes an illness, injury or health condition that has…

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What is unfair dismissal?

  Under the UK law, unfair dismissal is described as dismissing an employee without a fair reason.  There are however 5 reasons for a fair dismissal: Redundancy  Poor conduct Lack of capability or qualifications A statutory duty or restriction that forbids employment from continuing—such as when a courier suffers a driving ban. Some other substantial…

How to Get Redundancy Right

As an employer, making some of your employees redundant is a legitimate reason for dismissal. The process must be handled in the correct manner, otherwise, you could find yourself in trouble with the employment tribunal. To ensure it is a fair redundancy process, the process must involve the following: Consulting your employees   This is…

Unjust Treatment in the Workplace

In an ideal world, no one would be treated unfairly at work. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal world and problems do arise. These things are important to track as they can lead to discrimination cases – subsequently leads to decreases in workforce motivation/ performance.  What is unfair treatment? Unfair treatment is when an employee…

Medical Negligence – Common Questions Asked

When insufficient care is provided to a patient by a medical professional, resulting in injury or worsening of an existing case, this is referred to as medical negligence. There are a handful of ways negligence may occur; from misdiagnosis to surgical mistakes, or even providing the incorrect dosage of medication.  Although claims of medical negligence…

How to Validate Your Will

  There are many steps that go into writing a will, one of which is ensuring your will is valid. If your will is not valid, it could lead to an array of problems in the future, such as those in your will not receiving your estate. How to ensure your will is valid: There…

Top tips for buying a care home

When buying a care home, there are numerous factors to consider, things you can do to ensure the process runs smoothly, and ways to make sure you are getting the most out of your transaction. Here are our top 5 things to consider when buying a care home. Is the care home registered with the…

Stamp duty holiday – What is the rush?

  As you are aware, we are in the middle of a pandemic. Life as we know it has changed but here at Versus Law, we are working hard to keep the conveyancing team up and running to get your purchases completed.  Homebuyers who want to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday will need…

How to buy a house – A summary

The timeframe for buying a house normally takes approximately 8 – 12 weeks to complete. This can vary dependant on numerous factors. The process which is followed is detailed below for your information. The Initial Stages Once the seller has accepted your offer on a property, you appoint a conveyancer/solicitor to carry out your conveyancing…

Help to Buy ISAs explained

  The government launched the Help to Buy ISA scheme in late 2015. This provided house-hunters with an advance towards their cash deposit if they met a suitable level of saving. Here at Versus Law, we frequently aid customers in making the most out of complex legal features by ensuring their loan contracts and paperwork…

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How to Write a Will

  By writing a will, you have control over where your money, possessions, properties and investments go. Whether it’s to family or charity, writing a will gives you control over these things when you’re no longer around to vocalise your decisions. It is important to note, that if you and your partner are not married…

How first time buyers can get onto the property ladder amid rising house prices

The latest data compiled by the Land Registry has shown that the average house price in the UK is £244,513 and property prices have risen by 1.7% from August 2020 to September 2020.  The average annual increase in house price has risen by 4.7%. For those trying to get onto the property ladder, this surge…

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Redundancy VS Unfair Dismissal

  If you suspect you might have been subjected to an unfair dismissal this guide will help you confirm whether or not you have a case. What is redundancy? Redundancy is essentially when your job/ role ceases to exist. It is different to being dismissed for other reasons. If you are made redundant, it is most…

Medical Negligence Claims – Everything you need to know

  Medical negligence can happen when receiving medical attention from any healthcare professional. Medical negligence can take many forms including misdiagnosis, mistakes during surgery or the wrong treatment being admitted. When unnecessary suffering is a consequence of negligence then you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim.  How to make a medical negligence…

A comprehensive guide to conveyancing

When buying or selling a house, a conveyancing legal expert is a key part to the process.   Conveyancing can be the most complex part of moving to a new house for homeowners. Here at Versus Law we understand the frustration that can be felt when paperwork stands in the way of you purchasing or selling…

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5 Tips for First-Time Buyers

  For many of us, buying a property is the biggest purchase we will ever make. Not only is it an exciting milestone, but it also puts a lot at stake. The process can seem overwhelming especially if you’re the first person in the family doing this so we’ve put together a 5 step guide…

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Lifetime ISA – What is it and How Does It Work?

Since the Help to Buy to ISA scheme came to an end in December 2019, the Lifetime ISA is one of the numerous options that first time buyers have when it comes to buying their first home. What is a Lifetime ISA? A lifetime ISA is a savings scheme that is tax efficient. It has been…

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5 ways to boost your mortgage chances

  Getting a mortgage may seem like an impossible challenge. However, it is not as complicated as it may seem and there are ways to increase your odds. You must make yourself as attractive as possible to the lenders to achieve the best mortgage deal, so here are Versus Law Conveyancing Solicitors top tips: 1.…

Mercedes agrees 1.5 billion dollar settlement in US

  Mercedes parent company Daimler AG has agreed a 1.5 billion USD settlement with US authorities over the emissions scandal. The 1.5 billion dollar settlement comprises 875,000,000 USD in civil penalties, some 70,300,000 USD in other penalties, 100,000,000 USD for ‘mitigation projects’ in California and 436,000,000 USD to pay for the recall programme and mitigation…

Covid-19 Update

We would like to update you on our policies and procedures whilst we tackle the Coronavirus outbreak in this country and worldwide.  For us, the safety of our clients and staff is paramount and we will continue to monitor the Government website which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response We would like to assure all of…

Help to Buy ISA – Deadline Approaching

The Help to Buy scheme launched on 1 December 2015​. The deadline for opening a Help to Buy ISA is 30 November 2019 with some lenders bringing forward their deadline date to 28 November 2019.  This is therefore the last chance for homebuyers to obtain a 25% boost on their savings. If you’re a first…

Are all conveyancing solicitors the same?

When you are looking to purchase or sell a property the first thing you have to think about is who will manage the legal aspects of the transaction. In the internet age there is a wealth of information about how to buy and sell your own home and even do the conveyancing yourself and save…

What the demise of Thomas Cook has taught us

Thomas Cook, the UKs oldest travel company, has collapsed creating unmitigated global turbulence. More than 150,000 UK holidaymakers have been left stranded, forcing the UK to launch the largest peacetime repatriation in its history. To say that the demise of Thomas Cook has been a disaster is an understatement. In the coming months and years,…

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What happens if i die without a will?

Have you considered what will happen to your property and personal belongings when you die? A Will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and belongings after your death. If you do not make a Will then your estate will pass in accordance with statutory rules called the rules of intestacy. Who will…

What is Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus?

  Noise Induced Hearing Loss is the destruction of hair cells within the ears which transmit electrical signals to the brain, enabling us to hear and understand sound. Noise Induced Hearing Loss may be caused by continuous loud noise exposure over an extended period, or a “one-off” exposure such as an explosion. The symptoms of…

Chief rent and Ground rent – what’s the difference?

Chief rent is payable on Freehold land. Ground rent is payable on leasehold land. Many land owners assume that because they pay an ‘annual rent’ to a third party that this means the property is Leasehold. This is not entirely true. It is common in Manchester, Bristol and North Somerset for freehold titles to be…

What is a Lifetime ISA? (LISA)

A Lifetime ISA (LISA) is a whole new way for you to save money to put towards the purchase of your first home or even in readiness for your retirement. Forward thinking maybe? Let’s be honest, we do not know how things will be in the future when it comes to pensions/state pensions in many…

Freehold and Leasehold Titles – what’s the difference?

We have many clients asking us about the difference between the two classes of title namely Freehold and Leasehold. Leasehold for starters, is for a fixed term from a specific start date. So basically you can own the title to a leasehold property for say 999 years from the date of the lease. However, some…

Stamp duty news

See some of the latest news regarding stamp duty: (click on the link) The real truth about stamp duty   Stamp duty cut fuels FTB rush in January   Stamp duty changes fail to get more first-time buyers on the property ladder