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  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Unregistered Land
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      Unregistered Land Since 1958 land transactions have had to be registered at Land Registry.  Each part of the country become compulsorily registrable in different years.  As land is often passed down through families it was later decided to catch family transactions such as property Transfers for no consideration and Assents into the registration legislation… 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
    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

  • 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

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Overriding Interests and how they can impact on a purchaser of a residential property
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    Overriding Interests…. what are they? Overriding interests and how they impact on a purchaser of a residential property: The Land Registry created ‘Overriding Interests’ by way of the Land Registry Act 1925. The reason for this creation was to allow for unregistered rights and interests affecting a property to be accounted for. These interests can… Learn more

  • Douglas Wemyss - Commercial Property
    Land registry restrictions – what are they?
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              Generally speaking restrictions concern the disposition of a property by the proprietor. From the register we can gather whether the powers of the proprietor are limited due to a restriction or whether prior conditions need to be met in order to register a property. Restrictions are shown on the proprietorship… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Property clients benefiting from Land Registry Changes
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    Once a property has been purchased, the transfer will need to be registered at the land registry (by post) to enable the new owners to be recorded as the owners of the property. Any mortgages will also be registered against the property at this point.   The registration process can take up to 6 weeks… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Housing prices in Leicestershire fall
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      The Land Registry have released the latest lot of figures with regard to property prices and it appears that prices in Leicestershire have fallen by some 0.7%.  This is in direct contrast to London where prices have risen by 9.4% in the last three years. Leicestershire is not isolated in running behind the capital… Learn more


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