What is an Article 4 Direction?

Anyone who has purchased a property in or around Lancaster within the last few months should already be aware that an Article 4 Direction is coming into force on 10th November 2021 in parts of Lancaster, but what is an Article 4 Direction? An Article 4 Direction is when a Local Council removes permitted development [...]

2022-06-23T09:51:26+00:00July 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you the owner of a leasehold house?

Following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Persimmon Homes have agreed to allow its leaseholders the right to purchase their property’s freehold at a discount. Persimmon Homes currently have a right to buy scheme where the owners of leasehold houses can acquire the freehold, but this new agreement means that the purchase [...]

2022-06-23T10:20:33+00:00July 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leasehold Property Reform in 2021?

The Law Commission of England and Wales has called for an urgent shake-up of the leasehold system. If the recommendation became law, certain leasehold property owners will be given a right to extend their lease for up to 990 years, with no ground rent. Leasehold property has recently come under close scrutiny and media pressure, [...]

2021-01-28T13:05:02+00:00January 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paralegal vacancy

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand are currently recruiting for the position of a paralegal in their property and conveyancing team. Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand are one of the oldest and largest law firms in Lancaster with an office in Kirkby Lonsdale, offering a full range of legal services for individuals, companies and the agricultural community. We [...]

2021-03-11T13:19:03+00:00November 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rural Business

At Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand, we have a legacy of supporting rural businesses. Our combination of legal expertise, local knowledge, and a personable approach has been cultivated over more than 200 years of advising farmers across Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire and beyond. We continue to seamlessly provide this first-rate support in the face of the challenges [...]

2020-08-13T07:13:19+00:00August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feedback Friday

Here is such a lovely comment written by a client following a recent property matter which partner Sarah Miller dealt with, and as always was outstanding - "Sarah's commitment to my case and her perseverance in the face of unprecedented difficulties caused by coronavirus regulations and lockdown, were outstanding. She went "above and beyond" in [...]

2020-06-10T19:53:56+00:00June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you looking to buy your first home? 

Are you a first time buyer, looking to buy your first home but don't know where to start? Here are a few helpful tips: 1. Make sure you have been in touch with an independent mortgage broker so you know how much money you can borrow, and so you have an idea of the purchase [...]

2020-06-04T07:13:17+00:00June 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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