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  • Marie Moule - Residential Conveyancing
    Shared ownership: A Current Explanation
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    Shared ownership: A Current Explanation Often when purchasing a property, we do not do it alone. Our reasons may differ, for example a couple may wish to start a family or business partners may seek to make an investment but the law that governs how we recognise ownership of property stays the same. Explaining property… Learn more

  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    Inheritance Tax in the UK hits an all time high
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      In the tax year 2016/2017 the amount of Inheritance Tax (IHT) paid to HMRC was in excess of £4.7billion. Official bodies have also calculated that in the next five years this figure could increase by up to a third, this is a payment of up to £6.1billion. The reason for this increase is a… 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

  • Kate Herbert - Residential Conveyancing
    Voluntary Registration of Unregistered Land
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      Voluntary Registration of Unregistered Land Over 80% of land in England and Wales is now registered with the Land Registry, meaning there is a clear, permanent electronic record of who owns what. Where land has not been registered, we refer to this as being ‘unregistered’ whereby ownership to the land is evidenced by paper… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Why make a Will?
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      Why make a will?   You spend your lifetime carefully managing your money and building up your estate but imagine if on your death it is all given to someone you never intended to inherit it and potentially leaving out your loved ones.   Without  a Will, your assets will be shared according to… Learn more

  • Sarah Sainsbury - Residential Conveyancing
    What is a Joint Tenant?
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    What is a joint tenant?   When purchasing a property, your solicitors will ask at some point during the transaction how you want to own the property and the terms used are either joint tenants or tenants in common. This usually leads to some confusion due to the terminology used as usually the term tenant… Learn more

  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    Declaration of Trust for jointly owned rental properties
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    Did you know?   If you own a rental property with your spouse or civil partner but you don’t split the income equally between you both, there is a dedicated tax form to let HMRC know.   Usually, the shares of a property between two or more people are written in a “Declaration of Trust”:… Learn more

  • William King - Commercial Property
    5 Further points to consider when taking a Commercial Lease
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    5 Further Points to Consider when Taking a Commercial Lease In a previous post some of the legal aspects in negotiating and signing up to a commercial lease were considered. But as that post advised, leases are complex beasts with many interacting parts, so it is worth looking at some of the other common clauses… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    The Purchase of auction properties and the principle of Caveat Emptor
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    The purchase of auction properties and the principle of Caveat Emptor: When purchasing a property there a many different options to choose from. As the market becomes more and more competitive it is important to understand the benefits and draw backs of the options available. Purchasing properties at auction is a popular option amongst prospective… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Transfer of property ownership
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      Transferring ownership of property   Many people think that to transfer ownership of property is a simple and straight forward transaction.   Unfortunately, this is not true.  There are a number of potential pitfalls involved.   If transferring property from joint names to sole name:- Potential claims from the Trustee in bankruptcy If a… Learn more

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