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Can’t wait for a no fault divorce?

The Government has re-introduced the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, which is intended to introduce a system of no-fault divorce. It had a second reading by MPs on Monday 8 June 2020 and with sufficient support across the parties, it will return to the House of Lords to consider an amendment before receiving Royal assent. UK divorce law is expected to […]

COVID-19 Update

As we monitor the ongoing events around Covid-19 and the Government guidelines, please be reassured we continue to operate as normally as possible. With our clients and staff to consider we will be restricting face to face meetings where possible. We have measures in place to ensure the continuity of our business and will inform […]


With the distraction of Brexit and the political shenanigans last year a little known policy paper published by HMRC on 6 July 2018 set out the new payment window for residential property gains. The aim of the policy according to HMRC is to “ensure tax is paid sooner in respect of gains from residential property […]

What to consider when buying a leasehold property?

If you are buying a leasehold property there are a number of checks you should make to ensure you are not left out of pocket. Check you are permitted to let it out.  Renting out a leasehold property is considered sub-letting, which some leasehold contracts forbid. Check whether the lease permits renting to tenants who […]

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (the Act)

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (the Act) came into force on 12 February 2019. The purpose of the Act is to make renting fairer and more affordable for tenants by restricting the fees and charges landlords and agents can charge tenants and licensees. The Act prohibits landlords and agents from charging privately renting tenants and […]

A warm welcome to …..

We are pleased to announce that Russell Elson has joined our Saxmundham office in the residential property team. Russell is a highly experienced conveyancer, who has worked in practices across Essex and Suffolk and he will be a huge asset to our existing team. Please contact the Saxmundham office on 01728 602323 if you would […]

Employees raise funds with Woolly Pully’s

The staff at Marshall Hatchick dug deep in their wardrobes to find their best Christmas sweaters to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice between the 10 and 16 December. The Woolly Pully campaign which is in its third year raises much needed funds for this fantastic charity, and everyone at Marshall Hatchick was happy to take part.