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  • 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

  • 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

  • Renovating Property and Business Rates
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    Property Guardians – Just Another Tenant? There has been a great deal of interest since the recession among commercial property owners in placing ‘Guardians’ in empty premises. Guardians are usually solvent individuals seeking somewhere a little unusual to rent, possibly in an area than may not otherwise be able to afford. There are even companies… 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

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Equity Release – An Easy Retirement Option?
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    Equity Release – what is it?   An equity release scheme allows for individuals who may be at the point of retirement, or approaching the requisite age, to free up money from their property. Predominantly, an equity release will appeal to those who may be asset rich but cash poor. In simple terms, the process… 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

  • Paula Coyle - Residential Conveyancing
    Buy to Let
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    Buy to Let is a term that really came into common knowledge during the rental property boom of the early 21st century, when mortgages of all kinds were at their easiest to get approved, and a relatively large number of people started to view property investment as a legitimate alternative to a pension. In a… Learn more

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