A message to our clients:

With the recent move to allow shops and offices to fully re-open, we will continue to review our policy on clients attending our offices. Currently, we are not inviting clients into the office but we are able to briefly meet with clients by appointment at the door of the office. Please note that face coverings are still required indoors until further notice. We remain committed to following the Government guidelines as rules continue to change in line with the easing of lockdown.

We continue to operate our business as usual across all the services that we offer our clients, both current and prospective.

We continue to offer teleconference-based or telephone consultations.. We are aware that not everyone has been offered full vaccination yet and understand that some people may feel safer continuing with socially distanced communications.

Our family and wills / probate solicitors continue to offer initial advice remotely by video conferencing and by telephone for up to one hour (as advertised on this website). Please call us if you would like to speak to one of our experts.

If you have a case in court, please telephone us so we can discuss representation.

We appreciate your patience, support and understanding over the past year since the restrictions related to the pandemic began. We hope you continue to stay safe, and wish you a brighter 2021!

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The mortgage rate war among lenders has resulted in fixed rates falling to record lows, which is good news for borrowers!

It is now possible to fix rates for up to ten years at less than 3% or for two years at only 1.19%. The latest cuts have seen lenders, such as First Direct, allow customers to fix a 2.89% rate for a decade, and similar offers have been made by other lenders, such as Barclays and HSBC.

For first-time buyers, TSB has introduced a new fee-free deal enabling customers with only a 5% deposit to lock in to a ten-year fixed rate of 5.69%. Although this rate is not headline-grabbing, the long-term security offered to first-time buyers is very appealing.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has suggested that rates will continue to stay low and mortgage brokers have predicted even better offers, with five-year deals below 2% and two-year rates below 1%.

All of this is good for borrowers, who can take advantage of lenders battling to offer the most competitive deals. Given that the mortgage rate war is set to continue, now seems to be the right time to borrow.

If you are looking to buy a property or re-mortgage, then Battrick Clark Solicitors’ Property Department can offer you a professional and friendly legal service. For more information, please click on the following link to contact us

Oliver Glyn-Jones – Trainee Solicitor