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Collective Enfranchisement (the purchase of your freehold)
Purchase of freehold collective enfranchisement, in simple terms, describes how leaseholders purchase the freehold from their landlord/freeholder. If you currently own a leasehold flat and want to buy it outright, this article is for you as we look at how the collective enfranchisement process...
22/09/2019
Section 21 Counter Notice from Freeholder when Buying your Freehold
A section 21 counter notice is served by the freeholder on the leaseholder in response to the leaseholder's Section 13 Notice to buy the freehold. The section 21 notice has to be served at latest by the date stated in the leaseholder's notice and failing to do this could lead to the leaseholders...
22/09/2019
Vesting Order - Failing to provide a counter notice
A vesting order can be granted by the county court in cases where a freeholder (landlord) fails or refuses to serve a: Section 21 Counter-Notice in response to a section 13 notice served by eligible leaseholders exercising their right to purchase their freehold; or section 45 notice in...
22/09/2019
Section 13 Notice - Buying Your Freehold
The Section 13 Notice, also known as an Initial Notice, is served by the leaseholders on the freeholder to exercise their rights to collective enfranchisement (buying your freehold). The freeholder is required to reply to the Section 13 notice with a Section 21 Counter-Notice. What...
21/09/2019
Leasehold House Lease Extension Process
Leasehold house lease extension has similarities with the lease extension process for flats (click to find out more and please follow the link if you want to extend the lease on your flat) however there are key differences and there is huge importance in instructing a property lawyer with the...
19/09/2019
What is Shared Ownership?
Just looking for a great value Shared Ownership conveyancing quote? We specialise in shared ownership and offer every service needed during the provide every service needed including share ownership mortgage brokers, conveyancing solicitors and RICS surveyors....
16/09/2019
New Build Leasehold Houses Ban includes Help To Buy
The Government has instituted a new build leasehold houses ban which includes all Help To Buy properties (these are all new builds by definition). In totality, no developer can now legally sell you a leasehold house if the new lease came into effect on or after 22 December 2017. In this...
13/09/2019
Gifted Deposit: 3 things you must do when gifting a deposit
Download a Gifted Deposit Letter? Click on either of the following to get your FREE Gifted Deposit Letter Template* * Approved for conveyancing-related gifting purposes by Solicitors - mortgage lender compliant Template in Word...
12/09/2019
Buy to Let advice - The things you must know
Whether you are a Buy to Let veteran or an entrant to the market, this article provides the best advice to buy to let landlords and includes some of the most recent changes in 2018 and 2019. Update - Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 Click to find out...
10/09/2019
Staircasing Valuation
A staircasing valuation is required as a first step when you're looking to staircase your shared ownership property. By staircasing, you'll increase your equity percentage in your property and - as importantly - your rent reduces by the proportion that you staircase. However before you...
10/09/2019
Informal Lease Extension Process - What are the Pros & Cons?
As a leaseholder you have 2 routes to follow if you wish to extend the number of years on your lease: Formal Lease Extension - follows the statutory route adding an additional 90 years onto your current lease term, reducing ground rent to zero (peppercorn), premium calculated within...
09/09/2019
Memorandum of Staircasing
A Memorandum of Staircasing is a document which your housing association issues to you and confirms the amount you need to pay to staircase to the increased percentage ownership you've chosen and needs to by signed by you and returned to your housing association. The memorandum of...
09/09/2019
Collective Enfranchisement (the purchase of your freehold)
22/09/2019
Section 21 Counter Notice from Freeholder when Buying your Freehold
22/09/2019
Vesting Order - Failing to provide a counter notice
22/09/2019
Section 13 Notice - Buying Your Freehold
21/09/2019
Leasehold House Lease Extension Process
19/09/2019
What is Shared Ownership?
16/09/2019
New Build Leasehold Houses Ban includes Help To Buy
13/09/2019
Gifted Deposit: 3 things you must do when gifting a deposit
12/09/2019
Buy to Let advice - The things you must know
10/09/2019
Staircasing Valuation
10/09/2019
Informal Lease Extension Process - What are the Pros & Cons?
09/09/2019
Memorandum of Staircasing
09/09/2019
Stamp Duty Relief: What Types are Available?
09/09/2019
Gifting Property - 4 ways to gift your property
06/09/2019
Creating a new leasehold title from splitting a freehold title
05/09/2019
What is a Deed of Release?
05/09/2019
Declaration of Trust Definition
03/09/2019
Shared Ownership Valuation
03/09/2019
Can a Power of Attorney gift money to themselves or family?
02/09/2019
Gifted Deposit Receiving Money from Overseas
02/09/2019
London house prices rise as Brexit end game approaches: August 2019
02/09/2019
Staircasing Process
02/09/2019
Power of Attorney - Can I Sell the House?
27/08/2019
What is a Contract Race?
27/08/2019