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  • 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

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Property Fraud and Identity Documents
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    Property Fraud & Identity Documents Property, as with any asset, is subject to the threat posed by unscrupulous parties looking to defraud people or to launder money. Property frauds are increasingly sophisticated and the nature of the attempts are constantly evolving. It is important that individuals are aware of the potential threats. Every buyer expects… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Explaining a Contract
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    Explaining A Contract   A contract, or also known as an agreement is prepared by the seller’s solicitors. The contract is the legal document that binds the seller and the buyer for purchasing or selling the property and once it is exchanged and greed upon it legally binds all parties on the contract. The contract… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    The importance of certainty regarding Fittings and Contents.
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        The Importance of Certainty Regarding Fittings and Contents.   There are many who may think that a conveyance of “land” refers plainly to the ground beneath us. Whilst sometimes this may be the case, more often than not there are multiple factors covered by the term “land,” when dealing with the buying and… 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
    Undertakings and Key Release
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          Undertakings and Key Release   “Gaining Access to the Property after exchange of contract”   A Key undertaking is given by a conveyancing lawyer after contracts between the seller and buyer are exchanged to allow the purchaser access into the property. This access is usually required where the purchaser wishes to carry… Learn more

  • Lisa Dave - Family Law, Wills, LPA and Probate
    Why do you have to re-register the birth of your child?
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    Why do you have to re-register the birth of your child? There are two reasons as to why you would do this: – To add the name of the father onto the birth certificate, whether by choice or due to a Court Order; If the parents have married since the birth of their child. Point… Learn more

  • Jade Price - Business Law
    How will the new one pound coin affect your business?
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    The new one Pound coin – how will it affect your business and what can you do to prepare In the past year we have seen the introduction of a new five pound note into circulation, so with the new 12 edged pound coin being introduced into circulation from 28 March 2017, we have formulated… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    I’ve completed on my Purchase…what next?
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    What happens on Completion Day? Completion occurs some time after exchange, and is the date upon which the new owner takes possession of the property and the final financial settlement occurs. To deal with completion, you need to have given your solicitor the money through in cleared funds. If you have a mortgage, your solicitor… Learn more

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