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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
Joint Ownership Form JO (Land Registry)
If you are buying a property jointly, Joint Ownership Form JO (Land Registry) confirms exactly how you will both own it. 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) such that an official and legal record...
21/06/2019
'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
Leasehold Extension Section 45 Counter Notice - What happens next?
During the formal lease extension process a section 45 notice is served by a landlord on the tenant (leaseholder) in response to their section 42 notice. In the leaseholder's section 42 notice, they confirm the premium they wish to pay the freeholder to extend their lease by the statutory 90 years...
10/06/2019
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...
10/06/2019
Can't agree lease extension terms with your freeholder? What happens next?
If you can't agree lease extension terms with your freeholder using the formal statutory route, you shouldn't be disheartened as you have many advantages because of the related law. So what should you do next? If you're taking the formal/statutory route to extending the lease on your...
09/06/2019
What is a Mortgage Valuation?
A mortgage valuation is obtained during a mortage aplication process and prive a mortgage will have to pay for. Most people think that it is a full structural survey because it costs so much, however a mortgage valuation Survey is not a structural survey. This valuation is commissioned...
05/06/2019
Help to Buy Equity Loan
Looking for a great value Help to Buy Conveyancing Solicitors Quote? Let our experienced Help to Buy property solicitors complete all the legals for your Help to Buy purchase. Get a Help to Buy Conveyancing Quote* *Fixed Fee – No Sale No Fee – On...
27/05/2019
London's Housing Sales on Par with Last Crash: May 2019
The headline figures for this month are unfortunately a continuation of the narrative we've seen for some considerable time now. Prices continue to drop in England and Wales, along with volumes, and London's volume story by rights should have been caused by some wider earthquake....surely this...
24/05/2019
Solar Panel Feed-In Tariff: How You Can Still Benefit
The solar panel feed-in tariff officially ended 31 March 2019 however you can still benefit from the payments which accompanied this scheme. The Government established the feed-in tariff to encourage people to install solar panels as part of its drive to move to more renewable energy...
22/05/2019
Freehold Valuation for Collective Enfranchisement
Freehold valuation, or as otherwise known the collective enfranchisement valuation, refers to a valuation report of a freehold that contains 2 or more leasehold flats when qualifying leaseholders are seeking to buying the freehold from the current freeholder through collective enfranchisement....
20/05/2019
Warning: conveyancing scam could cost you £1,000s
09/10/2018
Can I force the sale of a jointly owned property?
05/10/2018
Help to Buy Remortgage Difficulties - What Are Your Options?
04/10/2018
Claim back stamp duty? How to get a stamp duty refund
25/09/2018
Capital Gains Tax on Property for Married Couples
17/09/2018
Can I pull out after exchange of contracts?
14/09/2018
No Fensa Certificate for Windows - can you get one retrospectively?
12/09/2018
Bournemouth Beckons First Time Buyers
11/09/2018
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
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
Change from Joint Tenants to Tenants in Common
09/08/2018
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
Seller left personal property in house - what can you legally do?
20/07/2018