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Claire Wicks

Claire is a Chartered Legal Executive and works as part of our Residential Conveyancing Team having joined the firm in 2010. Claire studied with CILEx, the professional body for Chartered Legal Executives and is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Residential Sale and Purchases

Our dedicated Property team are well known and respected in the local area. We have the expertise and specialist knowledge to help you buy or sell with real confidence. We understand that what our clients want is excellent advice, dedicated and easy to contact lawyers, a secure footing and a positive result. One of our

Preparing to sell your Launceston property

For anyone whose property is either currently on the market or for anyone considering selling their home in the near future, now could be a great time to get your home ready and looking its best. We have set out below some tips which we hope will be of use: 1. First impressions count Remember

Five problems with a leasehold property

If you are looking to buy a new home, you may find many of the properties within your price range are leasehold. Recent stories of leaseholders exploited by unscrupulous landlords have dominated the press, even giving rise to the term ‘fleecehold.’ Should you be concerned? Claire Wicks, Legal Executive with Parnalls Solicitors, looks at some

Buying your first home with a small deposit

According to the Bank of England, the biggest issue for most first-time buyers is insufficient savings.  Last year saw a sharp jump in the average amount of a deposit required to get a mortgage, with some people having to provide a deposit equivalent to a full year’s salary. To help tackle this problem, the Government

Meeting your conveyancing solicitor, what you need to prepare

Preparing and collecting all the information for your first meeting with your conveyancing solicitor, whether that meeting is face-to-face or virtual, will get your transaction off to a good start. Here, Claire Wicks, a residential property solicitor with Parnalls in looks at how you can help to get things moving quickly. Prepare ID and source

Would you pay a premium for a south-facing garden?

A recent study carried out by Rightmove has found that homes listed as having a south-facing garden are priced, on average, £22,695 higher than those without, being a 7% national premium. As well as being worth more, these homes have also been found to sell faster.  The study shows that they are likely to sell

New Planning Relaxation Is Not the Whole Storey

Planning rules are being further relaxed. With the Government seeking to have the country build its way out of its housing (and Treasury) shortages, rules on vertical extensions are being eased substantially. From September, owners of 2-storey detached homes can seek approval for a 2-storey extension using the simplified method ‘prior approval’ process, instead of

Could you benefit from the Green Homes Grant?

The government have announced details of a £2bn Green Homes Grant which will be available to hundreds of thousands of home owners and landlords. Under the new scheme which will be available from September, the Government will pay at least two thirds of the cost of eligible energy-saving home improvements, up to a maximum of

Property Market Re-Opens in England

The property market in England has re-opened. Under special conditions, estate agents can now open, viewings can be carried out and removal firms and conveyancers can restart operations. Throughout the crisis, Parnalls has remained fully operational and our Residential and Commercial Property teams are well prepared to handle all types of property related enquiries, with

Running a business from home

More people are opting to start their own business or to join the gig economy, and the past decade has seen a 74 per cent rise in the number of people working from home. Running a business from home can give you flexibility and make for a good work-life balance. It can also be an