Moving Home News

Stamp duty holiday extended to September 2021

Following today’s Budget announcements, homebuyers are set to save up to £15,000 as the Chancellor extended the stamp duty holiday for a further six months. The decision is partly designed to ease the current bottleneck of residential property...

Christmas and New Year opening times

Our offices will close at 12.30pm on Thursday 24 December 2020. We reopen at 9am on Monday 4 January 2021. Merry Christmas from everyone at Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors! ...

Stamp duty threshold lifted

In a widely anticipated move the Chancellor has temporarily raised the threshold that stamp duty tax is paid on property transactions in England and Northern Ireland to £500,000. The move, which comes into immediate effect, is designed to boost...

Can I move home under the new Covid-19 restrictions?

The new guidelines issued by the Government this week suggest that moving home could be a regarded as an exception to the “stay at home” rules, where the move is unavoidable and can be done safely. In all cases, buyers, sellers and third parties...

Has lockdown scuppered your plans to buy or sell property this Spring?

  Every property transaction requires legal paperwork and preparation - our team of property law specialists can help you complete much of this during lockdown, so you’re ready to go before the inevitable rush once restrictions are lifted. ...

Meet Dawn Prest - the newest addition to the Boococks team

Dawn joined Boococks busy sales and rentals team in January 2020. With over thirty years ‘experience in residential property sales in Calderdale, she knows every inch of the local property market like the back of her hand. Dawn is...

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

It’s business as usual until 12.30pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019. We reopen at 9am on Thursday 2 January 2020. Merry Christmas from everyone at Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors. ...

And the winner of our festive hamper is...

Congratulations to Mr Robert Hitchen who won our Christmas prize draw for a £250 hamper packed with festive food and drink. Mr Hitchen's name was drawn on Monday 16 December 2019, at random, from our database of clients. The...

Deborah Billingsley joins our Property team

We're delighted to welcome licensed conveyancer Deborah Billingsley to our Property team. With extensive experience working for well-known local firms including Chadwick Lawrence and Gordons Solicitors, Deborah’s legal career began in 1995....

Dan Cawthorn secures training contract

We're pleased to announce that law graduate Daniel Cawthorn has secured a training contract with Wilkinson Woodward. Dan studied at Bradford Grammar School and gained a degree in History from the University of Newcastle before completing a law...

Christmas sorted: win a festive hamper worth £250

This Christmas we want to give something back to all our clients. Thanks to your support we’ve continued to grow as a legal practice and as a proud supporter of our local communities of Halifax, Huddersfield and Brighouse. As a small token of our...

Hepworth Brass Band

Commercial and property specialist Laura Kurowski has recently agreed changes to the lease at Dobroyd Mills, Jackson Bridge near Holmfirth on behalf of Hepworth Brass Band. This will enable the Band to extend and refurbish their rehearsal facilities. Band...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge 8 November 2019

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 8 November 2019 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge.  Our legal team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce and relationship...

Rachel Hunt Qualifies as a Solicitor

We are delighted to announce the qualification of trainee solicitor Rachel Hunt Rachel began her legal career with us in 2014 on a part time work experience placement, whilst still studying at the University of Huddersfield. After achieving a first...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge 11 October 2019

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 11 October 2019 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge.  Our legal team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce and relationship breakdowns...

Meet Kiera Burnell - the newest addition to the Boococks team

Kiera joined Boococks busy sales and rentals team in September 2019. Her role involves marketing both sales and rental properties and helping vendors and buyers, landlords and tenants through the process, including dealing with tenancy...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge 13 September 2019

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 13 September 2019 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge.  Our legal team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce and relationship...

Lesley Cropper joins our Family team

We're delighted to welcome Solicitor Lesley Cropper to our Family team. Lesley’s interest in Law harks back to the 1970s when, at the tender age of thirteen, she was inspired by Margaret Lockwood’s powerful portrayal of a barrister in...

Liz Wallis joins our Property team

We're delighted to welcome licensed conveyancer Liz Wallis to our Property team. A licensed conveyancer since 2003, Liz has over twenty years’ experience of helping people to buy and sell their homes and has  extensive knowledge of all...

No-fault evictions to be abolished in England

The Government has announced proposals to prevent tenants from being "uprooted by their landlord with little notice". Under current legislation, Section 21 notices allow landlords to evict tenants without a reason and with as little as eight...

Melanie Leadbitter becomes a director

We are delighted to announce the promotion of our property specialist Melanie Leadbitter to Director. Melanie has worked at Wilkinson Woodward since joining our conveyancing team in 2014 and has been instrumental in the continued expansion of our...

Class of '74 Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge: the first of our Liza's Legacy events

In memory of our much-loved colleague Liza Pickles who passed away last year, we've signed up to Liza's Legacy , a series of events to raise funds for Overgate Hospice, whose amazing staff cared for Liza in the final days of her life. ...

Does reducing the price of your property really work?

If your property has been on the market for a while, you may have been tempted to consider reducing the price. However according to Zoopla, reducing the asking price of a property is critical to achieving a sale in only 14% of cases. As reported...

Client Money Protection Law comes into force on 1 April 2019

On 1 April 2019 it will be compulsory for all lettings agents in England to be members of a government approved Client Money Protection scheme. Under the new legislation monies held by lettings agents on behalf of their clients ( for example rents...

Darren Harley appointed as the new Agency Manager of Boococks

We're delighted to welcome local property specialist Darren Harley as the new Agency Manager of Boococks Estate Agents and Lettings. Darren joined the Boococks team in January 2019 following an extensive thirty year career in the UK property...