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  • Sarah Sainsbury - Residential Conveyancing
    Buying a house without a building warrant
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    Are you buying a property that has had an alteration e.g. a loft conversion, removal of a wall between rooms, extension, conservatory, garage or a porch etc.? Then you must make sure you request to see the appropriate planning permission and building approvals, if none of these can be provided in most cases you will… Learn more

  • Jyoti Patel - Residential Conveyancing
    How does buying a new build differ from a house within a chain?
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    The difference between a new build property and a property in a chain is the way that the property is sold. A new build property is usually sold by developers and is sold to you without the pressures of other people. A property that is held in a chain is usually sold to you through… Learn more

  • Sarah Sainsbury - Residential Conveyancing
    Buying a house – Land searches
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    When you are buying a house a property search is done. This means a survey takes place inside the house and a local authority search is usually required by your bank or building society as a condition of securing a mortgage. The basic local authority search comprises the official certificate of search (also known as… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Buying a property with subsidence
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    Below we have answered the top 5 most frequently asked questions about buying a property with subsidence.           What is subsidence? Subsidence occurs when the foundations of the property start to move, which may be caused by the earth constricting or expanding due to the amount of water absorbed or lost…. Learn more

  • Leicestershire Mining
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    When buying your property it is important to check if there is any potential coal mining in the area.   Permission is being sought by a coal mining firm to extend Leicestershire’s only opencast coal mine, Minorca Opencast Mine near Measham, North West Leicestershire. A decision is expected early this year. If buying in this… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    What is shared ownership?
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    Shared ownerships are provided through housing associations. Between 25% – 75% of the home’s value is purchased, and rent paid on the remaining share. Mortgages are usually taken out to pay for the purchase of a share of a house. Shared ownership properties are always leasehold.   Houses can be bought through shared ownership if:… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Should I buy a Leasehold or Freehold property?
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    In English property law there are two main estates in land, Leasehold and Freehold.  Many people are confused as to the distinction between the two and worry that if they are buying a Leasehold property that their rights are somehow less than that if they were buying a Freehold property. When you buy a Freehold… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    What happens if I buy a house with my partner before we are married?
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    We see a large proportion of first time buyers who are not (yet) married, which throws up some interesting legal points for them. When setting up home with a partner we suggest that clients consider the points below, and have an open discussion about their intentions for the future: 1. Owning the property in joint names:… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    What to expect when selling a house
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    The procedure for selling a house is quite straight forward and can be broken down into the following steps:- 1) Initial Instructions from you Once we have received your initial instructions we will ask you to complete a number of standard forms, including the Property Information Form and Fittings and Contents Form, and send to… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Buying or selling a house in Market Harborough
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      We are accredited with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, the gold standard awarded by the Law Society for solicitors providing conveyancing services.  However, we strive for even higher standards and have won awards for our excellent client service.  Now we are bringing that conveyancing expertise to Market Harborough. Buying a house is a huge investment,… Learn more

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