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A letter from a very happy conveyancing client

December 8th, 2016|

It is so kind and thoughtful when a client takes the time to write to us to express their thanks for the work we have done. This morning Sarah Clarke our conveyancing manager received the following letter; To Sarah, I [...]

Conveyancing Dept

November 18th, 2016|

We received a letter in today from a client and I just had to share it. 'I recently commissioned the services of your conveyancing department to assist in the purchase of my apartment in Liverpool. I'd just like to say [...]

An e-mail from a happy commercial client

October 20th, 2016|

'So far the experience has been great. I was provided all the key information well in advance permitting me to make my arrangements in time and then regular follow up reminders were sent to me which were suitable and not [...]

Doggy Day

October 7th, 2016|

After a busy week in the office Cola joins the team to not only brighten our day but also to eat the leftovers from the bacon butty run.  

An e-mail from a conveyancing client

May 31st, 2016|

Oh that's fantastic and thank you so much for all your help and for looking after everything whilst we've been here - I can't tell you how relieved we are!!   You've been wonderful throughout and we really appreciate all [...]


April 28th, 2016|

We are often asked to advise on which searches are "optional" and which are "compulsory". COMPULSORY SEARCHES 1. BUYING WITH A MORTGAGE Your Lender will insist that you buy a local search and a drainage search and will not release your [...]

There’s a new dog in town …..

March 11th, 2016|

I am very happy to announce that Blunts will soon have a new team member joining us at our Macclesfield office. Our stress manager 'Ollie the dog' has been in need of an assistant for some time. So it is [...]

The National Living Wage

March 4th, 2016|

A compulsory National Living Wage is due to be introduced on 1st April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over, and will be set at £7.20 per hour. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age [...]

Macclesfield Law Society Annual Charity event

March 3rd, 2016|

Each year the Macclesfield Law Society holds an annual charity event so the local law firms (and guests) can come together to raise money for a local charity. This year the event was held at The Alderley Edge Hotel in Cheshire [...]

Frequently asked Questions – Conveyancing

February 19th, 2016|

Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common - do you know the difference? When property is purchased by more than one person, ownership can be in two forms as either Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common.  Joint Tenants as the name [...]

Inheritance Tax Changes

February 9th, 2016|

To take full advantage of the new inheritance tax changes made in last summer’s budget, it is important to check the legacies you have made in your will.  As you may already know, the main thrust of the change is [...]

Wills – are you and your children protected?

February 5th, 2016|

Trying to get the children up, fed, watered, teeth cleaned and hair brushed and then get yourself out of the front door on time not wearing your slippers can take some doing on a daily basis. Whether you’re heading out [...]

SDLT for second homes and buy-to-let properties

January 11th, 2016|

Higher rates of SDLT will be charged on purchases of additional residential properties (above £40,000), such as buy to let properties and second homes, from 1 April 2016. The higher rates will be 3 percentage points above the current SDLT [...]

CQS – The Law Society

October 13th, 2015|

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership establishes a level of credibility for firms with stakeholders such as regulators, lenders and insurers as well as residential homebuyers and sellers. Since [...]

Charity Night

September 24th, 2015|

On Friday 18th September Holmes Naden hosted a charity event at Hilltop Country House, Macclesfield to raise funds for Alder Hey children's hospital. We supported the event by taking a table and we invited staff along to help raise funds whilst enjoying [...]

Trainee Solicitor

August 21st, 2015|

We are happy to announce that our para-legal Kelly Harrison will begin her Training Contract with us on 1st September 2015.

Winter Fuel Payment

July 30th, 2015|

Winter Fuel Payment or Winter Fuel Allowance is an annual payment to help with heating costs, made to households with someone over Pension Credit age. Not heating our homes properly puts us at risk of cold-related illnesses such as a heart [...]

Sky dive to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice

July 15th, 2015|

On July 11th Lauren Cunningham from our Commercial team did her first sky dive to raise funds for our local charity East Cheshire Hospice. Once the funds have been counted I will let everyone know how much was raised. Thank [...]

Summer Budget

July 8th, 2015|

Rise in the tax free allowance from £10,600 to £11,000 next year. Legislate so that it rises with pay Higher rate threshold increased from £42,835 to £43,000 next year “Britain deserves a pay rise and Britain is getting a pay [...]

Contracts of Employment

June 19th, 2015|

Contracts of employment Key points A contract of employment is an agreement between an employer and employee and is the basis of the employment relationship. A contract 'starts' as soon as an offer of employment is accepted. Starting work proves [...]

Happy staff

June 5th, 2015|

 David and Lauren from our Commercial Team received these beautiful robes as a gift from a happy client.

Happy Clients

June 5th, 2015|

Our Conveyancing Manager Sarah Clarke receives flowers from a happy client.

Doing Our Bit for Charity

June 5th, 2015|

  On 15th May Blunts staff came to work dressed as super heroes and contributed to the grand total of £100,073.85 for Beechwood Cancer Care in Stockport. This was done in conjunction with Manchester based radio station Key 103’s Cash [...]

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