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Transferring property to a beneficiary when sole owner dies
Transferring property to a beneficiary after the sole owner dies is a relatively clear process, on completion of which the Land Registry is satisfied with the details of the new ownership. This article describes the process, adding additional comments. 1 Which documents...
19/07/2019
Inheriting a House After Death
When a property owner dies, matters such as inheriting a house after death and various other complicated issues come to the fore and you need sensitive advice to guide you through this challenging period, which is most often a time of distraught emotions and grieving relatives. The...
18/07/2019
What is a Contract Race?
A contract race is where as a seller you agree to exchange contracts with two or more potential buyers with the expected - but not necessary - result that you sell to the buying party which is ready to exchange contracts first.. This article considers contract races and looks at:...
02/07/2019
'Brexit Fatigue' causes minor uptick in UK house sales - June 2019
It sure is difficult to avoid the 'B' word in most macro-leaning conversatinos about these isles at present, however, general fatigue - even ennui - about the process might even have caused a minor rally in the UK housing market. So for another month, we've located some positive...
01/07/2019
Joint Ownership Form JO (Land Registry)
If you are buying a property jointly, Joint Ownership Form JO (Land Registry) can confirm exactly how you will both own it. If they choose to use this form, your solicitor sends on the completed JO form to the Land Registry after they or you and your other joint owner have signed it (see below)...
01/07/2019
Power of Attorney - Can I Sell the House?
When you have lasting power of attorney, the question "can I sell the house" might arise for various reasons. This might be because, for example, the person you have this power over needs to move into a care home and/or the proceeds from the sale of the house might be required to pay for this now...
28/06/2019
Property Searches - Which searches do you need
Conveyancing searches form an integral part of the buying home process and should be seen as a 'must have' and not a 'do I need'. The water/environmental companies and local councils store information that your seller won't know, so obtaining property searches...
27/06/2019
Land Registry ID1 Form
Involved in a Transfer of Equity? Not getting conveyancing solicitor representation? You'll need to fill out an ID1 Form The Land Registry ID1 Form is used by the Land Registry to satisfy itself of the identity/identities of any party/ies to a residential...
25/06/2019
Local Authority Search Indemnity Insurance
Local Authority Search Indemnity Insurance serves to indemnify you - i.e. to pay out money to you - in the event that any of the subjects that are normally covered in a Local Authority Search (whether Official or Personal Regulated (click on any...
24/06/2019
What is a Land Registry TR1 Form?
A Land Registry TR1 Form is a formal land registry document which literally transfers the legal ownership of a property from one party or parties to another party or parties. The party or parties may be either human or companies ('legal persons') and the transfer may or may be accompanied by money...
24/06/2019
'Cash Buyers Only' – What is a Cash Buyer?
If you're looking to buy a property, when you look online and other places, you might well come across the words 'Cash Buyers Only' and wonder what this means and even wonder what a cash house buyer is. This article looks at these matters and considers: 1 What is a Cash...
20/06/2019
Lease extension negotiation - How to successfully negotiate with your freeholder
Lease extension negotiations can be complicated, however in reality they are like any negotiation; one party wants more for less and the other less for more. The difference with negotiating a lease extension premium is that there is a set formula to work out what you should pay to extend your...
10/06/2019
Transferring property to a beneficiary when sole owner dies
19/07/2019
Inheriting a House After Death
18/07/2019
What is a Contract Race?
02/07/2019
'Brexit Fatigue' causes minor uptick in UK house sales - June 2019
01/07/2019
Joint Ownership Form JO (Land Registry)
01/07/2019
Power of Attorney - Can I Sell the House?
28/06/2019
Property Searches - Which searches do you need
27/06/2019
Land Registry ID1 Form
25/06/2019
Local Authority Search Indemnity Insurance
24/06/2019
What is a Land Registry TR1 Form?
24/06/2019
'Cash Buyers Only' – What is a Cash Buyer?
20/06/2019
Lease extension negotiation - How to successfully negotiate with your freeholder
10/06/2019
Leasehold Extension Section 45 Counter Notice - What happens next?
10/06/2019
Section 42 Notice - What You Need to Know
10/06/2019
Can't agree lease extension terms with your freeholder? What happens next?
09/06/2019
What is a Mortgage Valuation?
05/06/2019
Help to Buy Equity Loan
27/05/2019
London's Housing Sales on Par with Last Crash: May 2019
24/05/2019
Solar Panel Feed-In Tariff: How You Can Still Benefit
22/05/2019
Freehold Valuation for Collective Enfranchisement
20/05/2019
What is Subsidence?
20/05/2019
Why Use an Independent Mortgage Broker?
20/05/2019
Memorandum of Sale
17/05/2019
Form 17 Income Tax declaration of beneficial interest in joint property and income
16/05/2019