Have you taken advantage of the latest Stamp Duty Land Tax guidelines?

Posted: August 20, 2020

As of the 8th July 2020, the government introduced new guidelines for Stamp Duty Land Tax. If you purchase a residential property up to the sum of £500,000.00 then there will be no stamp duty payable (unless you are subject to the surcharge rates). These measures will last until the 31st March 2021. Please contact our Property Team on our website for more information. Please also visit https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro for the current rates payable.

Residential Property: Selling and Buying

Posted: April 6, 2020

Selling and Buying residential property during the Coronavirus Outbreak brings with it certain difficulties. We recommend that you carefully read the Government’s Advice on moving home. www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronovirus-covid-19-outbreak There is no need if you are selling and/or buying to immediately withdraw from your transaction, but it is imperative that you follow the Government’s guidance on moving house, the guidance on social distancing and take the recommended measures for self-isolating and shielding. The general advice is to delay exchanging contracts and completing... Read More »

Residential Property: Residential Tenancies

Posted: April 6, 2020

Landlords and Tenants of residential property are both likely to experience difficulties faced with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 25 March 2020 and contains some new legislation aimed to protect tenants and to prevent evictions during the Coronavirus outbreak. The Act provides for a Landlord to now give three months’ notice for recovery of possession of a property on the expiry or termination of a residential tenancy. The Act applies to... Read More »

Commercial Property: Landlord and Tenant

Posted: April 6, 2020

Commercial Property: Landlord and Tenant Landlords and Tenants are both likely to experience difficulties faced with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 25 March 2020 and contains some new legislation aimed to protect tenants who have been hit hard financially during the Coronavirus outbreak. During the “relevant period” which is the period from 25 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 a Landlord is prevented from taking forfeiture proceedings to end a business... Read More »

An Evening with Michael Vaughan

Posted: March 6, 2020

Thanks to St Austell Cricket Club and Carlyon Bay Golf Club for hosting a brilliant evening with Michael Vaughan.


Posted: February 5, 2020

We are looking to employ a legal secretary within our residential property department in Truro. Residential conveyancing experience is essential. You will have excellent typing skills, be able to produce accurate documents via dictation and other means and be on hand to provide a high quality administrative and secretarial service. You will be confident in diary management, fielding calls, taking messages and dealing with the general public, offering exceptional levels of customer service and confidentiality. You will be an excellent... Read More »

Free 30 minute consultation on all litigation matters!

Posted: February 5, 2020

Did you know ? We recognise that with the lack of access to justice, many people worry about the cost of litigation We are one of the only local firms who offer free 30-minute consultations on all litigation matters Our consultations are available in pre-booked slots on Wednesday afternoons in our St Austell offices or alternatively, we offer these by telephone Please call Nicki to arrange an appointment on 01726 839010

Cornwall Chambers Networking Breakfast

Posted: February 4, 2020

Charles French & Co had a great time attending the Cornwall Chamber networking breakfast last week at the Alverton Hotel.  A fantastic opportunity to catch up with so many other local businesses who also attended, whilst enjoying the insightful presentation given by Matt Bunt of St Austell Printing Company Limited.  

Nicola Harrison has been promoted to Director

Posted: January 14, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Nicola Harrison has been appointed as a Director of the firm. Nicola has worked for the firm for nearly seven years advising on all aspects of Residential Property including: – Sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold properties – Transfers between Co-owners – Re-mortgages – Transfers of Part – High Value Residential Properties – Rights of way Nicola has over ten years of conveyancing experience and is a welcome addition to the leadership of... Read More »

Nancy Gasser joins Charles French & Co

Posted: March 8, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Nancy Gasser has joined the firm as a Conveyancing Executive from local firm Coodes. Nancy has over 20 years residential conveyancing experience and deals with all areas of residential conveyancing including sales and purchases, re-mortgages, drafting/approving easements, transfers of equity and Affordable Housing. Charles French is very pleased to welcome Nancy to the team.  Nancy brings with her a wealth of local knowledge and is a well-known Conveyancer, who will be a great asset... Read More »