04 June 2021News

Ferbrache & Farrell partner Gavin Farrell recognised by Best Lawyers

Ferbrache & Farrell partner Gavin Farrell is one of eight Guernsey Advocates recognised by Best Lawyers - a leading guide to lawyers based on peer review. Advocate Farrell is the only lawyer in the corporate category from a single-office and independent Guernsey law...

01 June 2021

UK property: SDLT rates and market trends

Despite the government withdrawing the incentives, as we emerge from the pandemic, the English residential property market’s activity and growth are sustainable. The extended SDLT holiday (till the end of June 2021) and the...

23 March 2021

Leasehold flat ownership in England: when will we see an end to unsafe cladding?

It is fair to say that the cladding crisis in the UK in 2021 is an ongoing legal, financial and social emergency that has followed the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. The Grenfell tragedy has highlighted the issue of the...

08 February 2021

Tree Protection Orders: a 2021 update

Back in 2019, which seems a long time ago now, we wrote an article entitled “Protected Trees on your Guernsey Property”, which looked at the Tree Protection Order (TPO) mechanism in Guernsey planning law. That position is now...

05 February 2021

Ferbrache & Farrell creates guide for first-time buyers

Buying your first home can be a confusing and possibly a little daunting. So our property team at Ferbrache & Farrell has put together this guide that will hopefully help you on your way to getting on that first rung of the...

28 January 2021

Clarification on lockdown guidance for property transactions

Following our briefing note earlier this week, we have now received further helpful guidance from The Greffe. Effectively, the Contract Court is now closed, since routine conveyancing matters are not considered to be essential...

25 January 2021

Covid-19 Guernsey Property Update

If you are the middle of the house buying or selling process we understand how difficult things are right now. As the island is in lockdown, we must all stay at home. While the courts are still allowed to operate...

14 January 2021

Much hype or much hope for a fairer and clearer process?

Residential Leasehold Property in England and Wales - Proposed Leasehold Reform in 2021 On 7 January 2021, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, announced that the Government is...

07 January 2021

2020: planning and building control in figures

For many in our Bailiwick community, 2020 has been forgettable and unforgettable in equal measure.  We have all had to adapt to great change, with further adjustments likely to follow in the months to come. All business sectors...

2020 Firm Activity Report

It is fair to say that this year has been an unprecedented and challenging one for all of us, not only in our home and family circumstances, but also in our business operations.  We can only be thankful for our adaptable and...

Christmas at Ferbrache & Farrell

As Christmas draws near, we would like to thank you all for your continued support and remind you of the hours we will be working over the festive period.  

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