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  • 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

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    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
    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

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    What is a Party Wall and what are my obligations?
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      What is a Party Wall and what are my obligations? Party walls are governed by the terms of The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (The Act). The Act defines a wide range of circumstances where a wall, or structure, is to be considered a Party Wall and maintainable as such. These circumstances range from… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Chancel Repair Liability is an ancient liability – why is it relevant today?
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      Chancel repair liability is an ancient liability – why is it relevant today?     If land is subject to chancel repair liability, the owner is obliged to contribute towards repairs to the chancel of a medieval church. Although the liability dates back to medieval law, it attaches to former rectorial land. This land… Learn more

  • Chris Barber - Residential Conveyancing
    Radon
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    Radon Radon is a noble gas which has been classified as “carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It is the second largest cause of lung cancer, being a factor in 1,100 deaths annually nationwide. It is odourless, tasteless and colourless making it impossible for those without specialised equipment to detect… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Covenants for title
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      Covenants in Title   We are often asked what the difference is between full and limited title guarantee as this is referred to in Contracts relating to property. On completion of a transaction the Contract merges with the purchase deed in so far as the two documents cover the same ground and in general… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Rescission of a contract!
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    RESCISSION OF A CONTRACT   It very rarely happens in the property market these days because as time has gone on revisions have been made to contracts to reflect what has caused a contract to be rescinded and any loopholes have been tightened up. We now have a form of contract which looks simple on… Learn more

  • Helen Sanderson - Residential Conveyancing
    What ‘sold as seen’ actually means
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    What does it mean to purchase a property that is “sold as seen”? There are a number of types of transaction where a property is said to be “sold as seen” such as repossession properties, properties being sold by a company and properties being sold as part of a deceased Estate. All of these transactions… Learn more

  • Helen Sanderson - Residential Conveyancing
    Failure to complete on a Conveyancing transaction
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    Conveyancing often has an “exchange” date and a date of “completion”.  Sometimes these are on the same day, but more often there is a period of time between the exchange of contracts and the completion date. Make sure you know the latest conveyancing rules that rolled out. In English Law it is the date of… Learn more

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