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  • Jerzy (George) Kujawinski - Private Client
    Lasting Power of Attorney: do your parents need one?
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    LPA is short for “Lasting Power of Attorney”.  They were actually intended for use by younger people, but in reality they have really become essential when looking after elderly parents. The key point to realise is that there is no automatic right for your next of kin to take financial or health decisions on your… Learn more

  • Marie Moule - Residential Conveyancing
    Buying or selling a house in Leicester?
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    If you are buying or selling a property then it is likely that you will engage a conveyancer to deal with the legal aspects.  Our Leicester based team offer a skilled service, should you be looking for conveyancing services.  We are on most mortgage lender panels (if you are buying with a mortgage, then the… Learn more

  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    Lasting Powers of Attorney – What You Need to Know
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    Many people believe once they have completed and had their LPA registered they need not review it and can leave it in the drawer for safe keeping. This is not the case. As those with LPAs shall know, these documents are regulated by a government body called the Office of the Public Guardian or ‘OPG’… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Consequence of a Delay or Late Completion Conveyancing
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    Once Contracts have been exchanged for a property transaction certain terms come into effect.  These include: – The date for completion is fixed A deposit is, or will become, payable – usually for 10% of the purchase price but sometimes less by agreement Interest will accrue on a daily basis should completion be delayed On… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Residential Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
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      Residential Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)   As discussed in our previous article on this point on the 26th November, following the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget speech on the 22nd November Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is back in the headlines with the announcement of the immediate abolition of SDLT for first time buyers subject… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Possessory Title
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    Possessory Title If land is unregistered at Land Registry and the paper title deeds cannot be located it is possible to apply to Land Registry for a claim for Adverse Possession. As there are no Title Deeds a Statement would need to be provided showing how the applicant’s claim arises and providing such documentary evidence… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    What are Pre-Contract Enquiries?
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      What are Pre-Contract Enquiries   A critical element for any transaction is responding to enquiries raised by the buyer’s representative.  At their core, enquiries are simply questions raised as to the nature of the property itself or on the title, rights and obligations that come with the land. The purpose of enquiries is to… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Bank of Mum and Dad!
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      The Bank of Mum and Dad Most parents will naturally want to help their offspring onto the property ladder and with the price of property these days it is often a requirement to have the extra funds even when a mortgage is being obtained Chances are then that parents will be asked to provide… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Unregistered Land
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      Unregistered Land Since 1958 land transactions have had to be registered at Land Registry.  Each part of the country become compulsorily registrable in different years.  As land is often passed down through families it was later decided to catch family transactions such as property Transfers for no consideration and Assents into the registration legislation… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    An insight into Buy to Let
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    An Insight into Buy-to-Let   When unable to buy an investment property outright, a buy-to-let mortgage allows an investor to apply for a loan to purchase or refinance residential property. This property is then let out to tenants, rather than the buyer living in the property themselves, which provides the borrower with rental income. A… Learn more

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