Commercial Property: Landlord and Tenant

Posted: 06/04/2020

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: 06/03/2020

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


Posted: 05/02/2020

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: 05/02/2020

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: 04/02/2020

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: 14/01/2020

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: 08/03/2019

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 »

We are recruiting!

Posted: 31/01/2019

Charles French & Co. is looking for an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor, ideally with a minimum of 5 years PQE. The successful candidate will be responsible for running their own files with minimum supervision, be hard working, have good interpersonal skills and be able to build strong relationships with commercial clients and contacts. Salary will be competitive and commensurate on experience. Please apply with cv to Allison Bunney Charles French & Co. Quayside House, Newham Road, Truro, TR1 2DP

Are you up to date with CIL?

Posted: 16/10/2018

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was adopted by Cornwall Council earlier this year, and charging will commence from 1 January 2019. CIL is a development land tax which is set at a local level and recovered by the Local Planning Authority (LPA). It will primarily apply to new build properties (which are not self-builds). CIL will be used to raise funds for “local infrastructure” (which should not also be funded through Section 106 Agreements). In comparison Section 106 Agreements will... Read More »

Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers

Posted: 11/01/2018

Are you a first-time buyer? It is likely that you will benefit from the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief granted to first time buyers in the latest budget. This is a well welcomed relief for first-time buyers trying to get onto the property ladder. First time buyers paying less then £300,000 for a residential property will pay no SDLT. First time buyers paying between £300,000 – £500,000 will just pay stamp duty on 5% of the purchase price over... Read More »