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Staircasing: A guide to purchasing more shares in your Shared Ownership property
The government has promised an ambitious programme of legal reform for the residential property sector in 2020.
The legal services market is changing fast. The main regulatory body for solicitors, the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA), is introducing new standards and regulations in order to keep pace.
We advise making a will or reviewing any existing will whenever your circumstances change significantly – and certainly in the event of engagement, marriage or divorce.
Lesley Price FCILEx Head of New Homes & Shared Ownership and, Bill Dhariwal, Managing Director, at Lawcomm Solicitors give their thoughts on the modern trend of non-couple co ownership and whether this can be a viable option for buyers struggling to fund a sole purchase.
This is a highly complex area of law and you should see a specialist solicitor who specialises in inheritance tax planning.
Kerry Leigh Upton discusses what types of cladding were associated with the Grenfell tragedy and the repercussions
Trying to fit Victorian laws into modern concepts
There are changes to regulations in our sector
Will the courts listen to children when parents separate? Children do not usually have to go to court, but their needs are paramount.
A commercial landlord who wants a tenant to leave in order to redevelop must prove that they have a viable scheme and genuinely intend to carry it out.
Representing yourself may sound like a good idea, but...
What does it mean for you?
An explanation of the title checks we carry out on your New home.
Property dispute, neighbour dispute, access to neighbouring land, party wall, boundary dispute, surveyor, mediation.
When someone dies, all the assets in the estate will need to be valued as early as possible – firstly for the probate court and secondly to calculate any inheritance tax.
Commercial landlords should discuss the new code of conduct for service charges with their solicitors and review their leases, before new rules come into force.
Easing the burden of taking Legal Action or receiving Legal Advice
What a health and welfare power of attorney is why it is useful
Planning to see your Children can be difficult when parents are separated
Do I have to attend Court?
The rules applicable to stamp duty and shared ownership transactions are not straightforward.
New Land Registry rules, measures to professionalise estate agents, referral fee transparency, faster searches and changes to requirements of property professionals set to reform the home buying process in the near future.
When purchasing a property, unmarried couples (cohabitees) do not have the same protection as married couples...when purchasing a property with your partner or someone else (such as a family member or friend) there are various deeds and documents that can be used to protect yourselves...
A leasehold property can be a secure investment for your future...purchasing a leasehold interest differs from freehold ownership and requires a number of careful considerations.
Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is any method used to facilitate the resolution of disputes outside of Court proceedings.
Buying a home with another person? Do you know what will happen if one of you dies?
There are many ways in which technology can be and is being used to improve efficiency and convenience for both conveyancers and clients...
A law firm announced last month that it is preparing to launch a group negligence action against conveyancing solicitors...
How your New Build Home could end up worthless.
What is Home Identity Fraud and how can you protect yourself?
How ‘smart technology’ needs to be seriously considered in future property development.
More affordable new homes for first time buyers in 2017
Response to the CMA Legal Services Market Study Report
Important differences between married and unmarried couples living together.