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  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Joint Ownership
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    Joint Ownership    We all know that buying a property can be a stressful time but also a very exciting time as it is a new chapter in your life.   We would like to make that process as easy as possible for you especially when you are purchasing a property with your partner, spouse, family… Learn more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sneha Rayat - Residential Conveyancing
    The difference between joint tenants and tenants in common
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    You must decide which type of joint ownership you want if you buy, inherit or become a trustee of a property with someone else. You tell the Land Registry about this when you register the property. You can own a property as either ‘joint tenants’ or ‘tenants in common’. The type of ownership affects what you… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Joint ownership – Joint Tenancy or Tenants in Common?
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    Joint Property ownership is very common in the United Kingdom, especially between two people.  There are two different ways in which you can jointly own a property – ‘Joint Tenancy’ and ‘Tenancy in Common.’  They are very different from a legal perspective, and if you own a property jointly with another, it is essential to… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    What is Probate?
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    Probate is not always required on the death of a person. It will depend on the assets owned by the deceased. If a property is owned jointly as joint tenants this will pass automatically on the death to the surviving joint owner. All bank accounts which are held in joint names again pass automatically to… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    You have Bought Your House – How Much of it do You Own?
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    Many people (too many people in my view) pay for their  houses in different proportions.  One of them may have a divorce settlement or inheritance that came to them alone and use that as a deposit on the purchase of a property with a co-habitee. Equally they may have already bought a house and used… Learn more


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