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…

At Barrett & Co we are proud to have on board, two highly qualified conveyancers, Alan and Richard. Between them, Alan and Richard handle all our residential conveyancing work thoroughly and efficiently, supervising their team of support staff and working hard to ensure that every transaction proceeds as swiftly as possible. It is quite unusual,…

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…

What is Right to Buy? The ‘Right to Buy’ is a government led scheme enabling those who currently rent their property from the council or housing association, to buy their property for a discount provided they meet the necessary criteria. The Right to Buy scheme provides access to special mortgages, some of which do not…

Equity release refers to a range of products that allow clients to access the equity (cash) tied up in their home if they are aged over the age of 55.  Clients can take the money released as a lump sum; in several smaller amounts; or a combination of both. There are generally two equity release…

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