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Home Buying Reservation Agreement: a better-functioning conveyancing market?
The Government has announced that it will introduce a compulsory home buying reservation agreement 'later' in 2019 to increase the likelihood that more residential conveyancing processes will complete. This article examines: 1 What are the issues that...
12/02/2019
What is a Transfer of Part (of Registered Title)?
Transfer of Part of Registered Title, or simply Transfer of Part, refers to when you own some land or property or some combination of both and decide to sell part of the land and/or property to someone else. You have to ensure that you've an accurate diagram of the portion of...
12/02/2019
Help to Buy Authority to Exchange Contracts
Help to Buy Authority to Exchange Contracts is a document which your local Help to Buy agent issues to your conveyancing solicitor granting them the right to exchange contracts with the developer of your property. This article gives a brief overview of this stage of the Help to Buy...
07/02/2019
Steel Frame House
A steel frame house is classified as being of non-standard construction (or non-traditional construction) much like concrete houses are (click to find out more) and if you are looking to buy - or sell - one, you need to be aware that this has implications for mortgages, insurance and even your home...
07/02/2019
Concrete House
A concrete house is classified as being of non-standard construction (or non-traditional construction) and if you are looking to buy - or sell - one, you need to be aware that this has implications for mortgages, insurance and even your home buyers survey. This article examines:...
04/02/2019
Contractor Mortgages
Contractor mortgages have resulted from lenders catering to the huge increase in self-employment in recent years; these specialist mortgages take into account how contractors' work patterns and their particular type of self-employment varies from other forms. High street lenders often...
04/02/2019
Leasehold Flats: No Pets Allowed?
No Pets Leasehold Flat? A lease on a leasehold flat can sometimes exclude you from being able to keep pets in the flat which can often lead to a very tough decision to be made when buying the property. Do you pull out from the purchase all together, leave your pet behind or do nothing and see what...
04/02/2019
Mortgages for Non-UK residents: overseas mortgages
Mortgages for non-UK residents, often known as overseas mortgages or international mortgages, are used to buy property in a country in which you are not normally resident. This is irrespective of whether you are for example a foreign investor looking to buy property in the UK or a UK expat looking...
04/02/2019
Timber Frame Houses
Timber frame houses are far less common than brick houses in the UK - although they are more numerous in Scotland - and, like concrete houses and steel frame houses are classified as being of non-standard construction (or non-traditional construction).  As with homes made from...
04/02/2019
What is a Deed of Variation?
In the property sector, a Deed of Variation - or variation deed - is a standard document used to vary the terms of a lease (leasehold agreement), as agreed by the relevant freeholder and leaseholder/s and sometimes other parties, such as lenders. Deeds of Variation have an entirely separate...
04/02/2019
Brexit: Buyer Caution and Belt Tightening - January 2019
London's sales volumes remain on life support England & Wales volumes are little better than the capital's All forms of mortgage lending down Is it the time of the 10-year fix? Northern Ireland is the most affordable region for First Time Buyers in terms of first time buyer deposits and...
01/02/2019
Property Covenants: Restrictive Covenants
Restrictive covenants or property covenants, regarding land and property law, pass enforceable rights and obligations from one landowner to another on sale or from a landowner to a tenant in the same way. As a general rule, covenants normally restrict or forbid some behaviour - for...
01/02/2019
How Long Between Exchange and Completion
11/09/2018
Selling a Freehold Interest in Flats – Section 5 Notice
04/09/2018
Joint Mortgage Sole Proprietor Stamp Duty Land Tax Implications
03/09/2018
New Build Homes - What's different about the conveyancing process?
03/09/2018
What to do when you have an Absentee Freeholder
03/09/2018
Leasehold Extension Section 45 Counter Notice - What happens next?
01/09/2018
London's Sales Volumes on Life Support: will the UK's follow? (Aug 2018)
31/08/2018
Mortgage Early Repayment Charge
24/08/2018
Selling a Property at Auction: What is the Conveyancing Process?
23/08/2018
Lifetime ISA vs Help to Buy ISA
22/08/2018
Lifetime ISA withdrawal - How do I make a withdrawal to buy a house?
21/08/2018
Joint Tenancy vs Tenants in Common - Pros and Cons
16/08/2018
Change from Joint Tenants to Tenants in Common
09/08/2018
Lease Extension Cost
08/08/2018
Section 42 Notice - What You Need to Know
08/08/2018
Transfer ownership of property to wife or spouse
06/08/2018
Vesting Order - Failing to provide a counter notice
04/08/2018
July 2018
02/08/2018
Property Survey Defects
27/07/2018
How long does it take to extend a lease?
22/07/2018
Lease Extension Process
22/07/2018
Seller left personal property in house - what can you legally do?
20/07/2018
Informal Lease Extension Process - What are the Pros & Cons?
17/07/2018
Ascot Lawyers in Administration
14/07/2018