Protecting your property from fraud

Property is a high value asset – your property is probably the most valuable asset that you own. Because of its high value it is an attractive target to fraudsters, therefore it is important to protect it from this ever-increasing risk of property fraud

Japanese Knotweed – what do you know?

You may already be aware of Japanese Knotweed, but did you know that this weed can cause serious damage to land and property

Bank of Mum and Dad – Gifted Deposit

It is becoming more and more common for parents (and sometimes other family members) to give a helping hand to their loved ones, to get them onto the property ladder

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 is welcome news for leaseholders and those purchasing leasehold properties.


It is positive news for buyers following the Government’s budget announcement.

Maxwell Hodge – Managing Expectations – Stamp Duty Incentive

It may seem like many months away, but the current Stamp Duty Land Tax concession is due to expire on 31st March 2021, which will arrive quicker than you think.

Maxwell Hodge Solicitors announce new Property Team Leader

Maxwell Hodge Solicitors are delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Neary as their new Leader of the Property Team. Lisa joined the company in October 2015.  She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, having qualified in October 2008. Lisa is based at both Huyton and Woolton offices.  She has 18…

Personal Guarantees and Business

We often get asked by clients about personal guarantees in business. They usually want to know if it will help their business get credit and what it means to be a guarantor. Some businesses cannot get loans or credit without a guarantor. So, what does this mean for your business or you personally?

Budget Changes and Residential Property

From a purely property perspective, the 2017 Budget was hardly ground breaking and criticism would not be unfair when applied to the Budget as a whole. Changes that could affect the residential housing market were in truth few and far between.