For Landlords who rent their property, one of their concerns will be how they can reclaim possession of their property should it be required. Many tenants will be on Assured Shorthold Tenancies, which allow the tenant to occupy the property for a fixed term for the payment of rent, subject to a number of obligations….

TOLATA is the abbreviation for the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“the Act”). Sections 14 and 15 of the Act are triggered where there is a dispute relating to a trust of land. In other words, and as an example, where there is a dispute between co-owners of a property, a…

A standard conveyancing principle is that the practitioner should know their client and can readily identify them by following standard conveyancing practice and procedure. This will normally not be an issue where the client is engaged in the sale of a property that they own and is their main residence; and the related purchase of…

If you are a trustee of a trust which includes a property, then it will be your responsibility to ensure that the correct steps are taken under trust law at every stage of the process when selling the property. The trustees will need to engage an estate agent to market the property and solicitors to…

How much time would you say that you spend planning a holiday, researching what car to buy, or even searching for a place to have a romantic dinner for two? How does that time compare with the amount of time you spend on estate planning – deciding who will inherit your assets after you have…

This is a term which people often use very loosely, and often think is very easy to do: but changing a name on the title deeds is something which should be approached with extreme caution. The issue usually arises after someone has passed away; but often, during their lifetime, the owner of a property or…

When buying a property in the names of two or more people it is important to consider whether you would like to enter into an agreement to set out such matters as: the shares in which you own the property, the consequences of certain events such as marriage or death and the circumstances in which…

You may be acting as the Executor of a deceased person’s Will, in which case you will be responsible for winding up the deceased’s estate and carrying out the terms of their Will. If the estate includes a property, then it will be your responsibility to sell the property unless the beneficiaries under the Will…

If you are the owner of land and/or buildings that have not been registered with the Land Registry when you take ownership of them, or you wish to take out a mortgage that will be secured against that land or those buildings, then you must first apply for the land and/or buildings to be registered….

If you have already had the pleasure of buying a home in the past, you will be aware of some of the aspects of the conveyancing process. However, if you are now considering a new build property there will be some key differences that you may not be expecting. These might include: A Reservation Deposit…

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