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Fire Risk Assessment for Flats
The freeholder of a leasehold block of flats, whether purpose built or a conversion, has the legal responsibility to carry out a fire risk assessment for the block and, on the basis of the result of that assessment, to instal features which ensure that the whole building and all the flats within...
15/03/2019
What is a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)? What are the new HMO regulations?
A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from one 'household' (for example a family), but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen. It's sometimes called a 'house share'. Legally you need to have a special HMO licence for each HMO you run....
15/03/2019
Japanese Knotweed Removal
Japanese Knotweed Removal should be handled by professionals because of how extensive the problem can become and the issue of removing and destroying all traces of the plants' rhizomes. Because of the righteously fearsome reputation of Japanese Knotweed (click to find out more), as a house owner,...
13/03/2019
Shared Ownership Lease Extension
You can get a shared ownership lease extension but unless you have already staircased to 100%, the normal statutory rules don't apply, leaving you with an informal process with rules set by your individual housing association and sometimes you might want to consider staircasing either first or at...
13/03/2019
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...
12/03/2019
Buying a leasehold property with a short lease
Finding out you are buying a leasehold with a short lease the needs a lease extension could be a deal breaker for some buyers for a few reasons: Can't get a mortgage - Generally speaking, mortgage lenders won't lend on a property that will have less than 30 to 4 years left to run...
10/03/2019
Lease Extension Cost
Get a Lease Extension Cost Quote We specialise in lease extensions and offer the complete service with our solicitors and RICS surveyors. Click to get a competition quote or call us now on 0333 344 3234 (local call charges apply) Get a Lease...
08/03/2019
Japanese Knotweed Heat Map
New heatmap shows risk of Japanese knotweed for each postcode across the UK We're delighted to present to you a unique new Japanese Knotweed tracking tool which has been developed by knotweed experts Environet UK, providing an interactive online heatmap of sightings across the...
07/03/2019
Section 42 Notice - What You Need to Know
A Section 42 Notice (also known as the Tenant's Notice) is served on the landlord/freeholder which starts the statutory lease extension process. You can serve your own section 42 notice, however most people instruct a solicitor to do it for them. Before starting the process you should check your...
07/03/2019
Lease Extension Valuation
A lease extension valuation is required as part of the process to extend your lease. The valuation can be arranged either: informally for any number of years (up to a maximum of 999 years); or formally for an additional 90 years on top of the current lease term. The valuation is...
06/03/2019
Spring recovery dwarfed by Brexit anxieties - February 2019
Mortgages and remortgages up England & Wales' house prices rise for first time in months Little cheer for the capital Home ownership up overall Housing Association homes overpriced for market First time buyer proportions marginally up Estate Agents - beware a...
05/03/2019
Easy Conveyancing - The secrets to a stress free move
Easy Conveyancing? Is there such a thing? Since helping my first client to move home in 2000 I have helped tens of thousands of clients to successfully move home and I have learned there are ways to ensure a stress free move and they are, mostly, all with in your control. I'll run though all the...
03/03/2019
Fire Risk Assessment for Flats
15/03/2019
What is a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)? What are the new HMO regulations?
15/03/2019
Japanese Knotweed Removal
13/03/2019
Shared Ownership Lease Extension
13/03/2019
Lease extension negotiation - How to successfully negotiate with your freeholder
12/03/2019
Buying a leasehold property with a short lease
10/03/2019
Lease Extension Cost
08/03/2019
Japanese Knotweed Heat Map
07/03/2019
Section 42 Notice - What You Need to Know
07/03/2019
Lease Extension Valuation
06/03/2019
Spring recovery dwarfed by Brexit anxieties - February 2019
05/03/2019
Easy Conveyancing - The secrets to a stress free move
03/03/2019
Exchanging Contracts
03/03/2019
Tips for Choosing the Best Conveyancing Solicitors
03/03/2019
Free Remortgage Legal Fees - The Pros and Cons to using the mortgage lender's solicitor
02/03/2019
Lifetime Tenancy
28/02/2019
What stops you getting a mortgage?
26/02/2019
Asbestos Survey
22/02/2019
What is a Land Registry TR1 Form?
22/02/2019
Beneficial Ownership vs Legal Ownership
21/02/2019
Occupier Consent Form - What does your mortgage lender need?
21/02/2019
Home Buying Reservation Agreement: a better-functioning conveyancing market?
12/02/2019
What is a Transfer of Part (of Registered Title)?
12/02/2019
Help to Buy Authority to Exchange Contracts
07/02/2019