The process of acquiring land through adverse possession is where a person who is not the legal owner of land can become the legal owner by having possession of it for a specified period of time. There are two procedures by which adverse possession may be claimed. Under the ‘old rules’ which apply to both…

Barrett and Co has an experienced Conveyancing team…here’s the latest article on Searches…. When purchasing a property, searches are an important part of the transaction. Searches give the purchaser and lender, if appropriate, further information about that property and the surrounding area.  There are three main searches that conveyancers tend to obtain on a purchase,…

Historically, buyers involved in purchasing a property would finance the same with a deposit from their own savings and a mortgage supplied by a lender who were traditional banks and/or building societies. In recent years a more common feature is when purchasers are given financial assistance by their parents and/or other family members due to…

The traditional system of conveyancing of unregistered land has been in existence for centuries, although it was overhauled by the Law Property Act 1925 (this was accompanied initially by the Land Registration Act 1925, which fully put into place the reforming system of land registration. This was continued by the Land Registration Act 2002).  The…

The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993), introduced the right for tenants to request an extension on their existing tenancy. The Act gives eligible tenants the right to request a lease extension from their landlord with a payment of a premium and a peppercorn rent. There are two ways of obtaining…

A lease is an agreement, usually by way of a document in writing, which passes, affirms, or confirms an interest, right, or property and that is signed, witnessed, delivered and in some jurisdictions, sealed. This is commonly associated with transferring title to property, where an interest in the land or property is created, for a…

  Typically, the conveyancing process will take around 8 to 12 weeks to complete (although it can be shorter or longer). We set out the various tasks and processes involved, and these are listed below. A Purchase Once your offer has been accepted on the property we receive the usual Memorandum of Sale from the…

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