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Fancy a Break? A Warning to Tenants

When leases are negotiated, a tenant will often seek to include a break clause so that the lease may be brought to an end before the contractual term expires, affording…

New Associates at Charles French & Co

Charles French & Co is pleased to announce that Ben Birkett and Nicola Harrison have now been promoted to Associates of the Firm.

Charles French & Co appoint a new Director!

We are pleased to announce that Kathy Carr is to be appointed Head of Residential Property and becomes a Director of the firm from 1 September 2016

You’re never too young to make a Will

Charles French & Co are proud participants in Cornwall Hospice Care’s ‘Make A Will Week’ which gives you the opportunity to write or update your Will in return for a charitable…

A Continued Focus on Energy Efficiency

It is a legal requirement for an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to be produced when a property is sold or rented out


At Charles French and Co, we realise that buying a house can be stressful for anyone, not least for First Time Buyers and that it is not just about finding…

Changes to house buying costs – stamp duty increases from April 2016

Autumn 2015 saw George Osborne make further changes to stamp duty land tax (SDLT), which is payable on the purchase of property in England and Wales.

Court warns against leaving things to the last minute

Parties were warned of the risk of leaving things until the last minute when the court dismissed an appeal against an order refusing extension of time for service of the…