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  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Covenants for title

      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

  • Aimee Pyrah - Residential Conveyancing
    Covenants: Prevention is not better than the cure

    Before purchasing, it is essential that you are aware of any covenants that burden the property. Covenants are simply rules, imposed by the original owner of the land, stating what can or cannot be done, and what must and must not be done on that piece of land. In Freehold properties, covenants are promises from… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Everything you need to know about a Property Survey Report

            Firstly, it is often mistakenly thought that the mortgage valuation, (which a lender will carry out on the property you are purchasing) is a survey for your benefit and will provide structural information. In actual fact this survey is mainly for the lender’s purposes in assessing the value of the property…. Learn more

  • Sarah Sainsbury - Residential Conveyancing
    Do you have a son or daughter over the age of 17 living with you?

    If your son or daughter is over the age of 17 and lives with you in your property, then they may need to sign the occupier’s consent.               Why?   Any persons occupying the property over the age of 17 may make a claim of interest in the property,… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Can I withhold rent payable to my landlord if he fails to make repairs to my residential property?

    There is no automatic right for a tenant to withhold rent payable to a landlord in a residential property.  If a tenant finds themselves in a position where repairs are required, a procedure should be followed with the withholding of rent being a last resort.   Report the problem to the landlord in writing, requesting… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Changes to Energy Performance Regulations

      Since the introduction of the 2012 EPC Regulations, which came into force last January 2013, landlord’s in Leicester are having to decide whether or not their premises should display the Energy Performance Certificate (‘EPC’). The changes will affect premises which are frequently visited by the public and have a floor area of more than… Learn more

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