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Freelands Solicitors' Blog & News

Keep up to date with the latest legal news and updates from Freelands.

Housing Market Activity Continues to Slow, but Improvement Expected

A new study has found evidence of a continued slowdown in the UK housing market, with buyer demand falling for the twelfth month in a row. 

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Calls for Review of Adoption Laws

Recent research into adoption has led to calls for adoption laws across the UK to be reviewed to allow for greater contact between adopted children and their birth families. 

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Slowdown in Annual House Price Growth

The latest House Price Index from Nationwide has revealed that annual UK house price growth slowed down in February this year, falling from 3.2% in January to 2.2%. Average house prices also fell by 0.3% over the month. 

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Slow Down in Annual House Price Rises

The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that house prices in the last three months to January were 2.2% higher than in the same three months a year earlier, although the annual change in January was lower than in December (2.7%). 

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Impact of Child Maintenance Options Service

The Department for Work and Pensions has published the results of a survey conducted among separated parents who had made contact with its Child Maintenance Options Service. 

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