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Thu 09 Jul 2009

Conveyancing fees - How to get the best Conveyancing deal.

It is possible to save hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds on the average conveyancing cost of buying and selling your home. However, you do have to know the right questions to ask, or your initial cheap quote could turn into a thumping big bill.  

Compared with the fees charged by estate agents, conveyancing charges are an absolute bargain ( a point that was recently mentioned by the law society president ).

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Thu 09 Jul 2009

Commonhold will simply not take hold!

In the last few days Alliance and Leicester have just announced that they will no longer be prepared to lend on commonhold title. This represents yet another body blow to this form of title that has simply not been accepted let alone promoted by developers, lenders and conveyancing lawyers alike .  

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Thu 09 Jul 2009

Top Conveyancing Tips - Access in between exchange and completion

Are you a purchaser requiring access or a seller where your buyer is requesting access ? 

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Thu 09 Jul 2009

Who needs a lease extension ?

Can you just leave things as they are? You can if you wish, but they will invariably get worse.

The shorter a lease term becomes, the more costly it is to rectify the problem later with a lease extension . We have heard of examples of lease extension costs at least doubling within a few years, particularly where lease lengths have slipped below the critical 80-year level. By completing a lease extension or acquiring the freehold and making subsequent lease or management changes, the saleability and value of the property will be enhanced.

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Wed 08 Jul 2009

Conveyancing process reviewed by Law Society

The Law Society ( which is the regulatory body for conveyancing solicitors in England and Wales )  is about to conduct  a detailed consultation into the conveyancing process.

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Mon 06 Jul 2009

Conveyancing Expertise - Notice to Complete for failed completions

The case of a Northstar Land Ltd v Brooks [2006] is a leading conveyancing case dealing with Notice to Complete.

In the mid-afternoon of the day fixed for the completion of the sale of land the purchaser's conveyancing solicitor asked the vendors' conveyancing solicitor on the telephone whether time for completion could be extended for a week.

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Mon 06 Jul 2009

Conveyancing Advice - Adverse Possession and Squatters' Rights

Whether you are a conveyancing lawyer, conveyancing solicitor or layperson, everyone knows about squatters' rights. Twelve years of adverse possession and possessory title is acquired  - but, if legal title to the land is registered. This no longer the case. One of the foundations of English and Welsh land law has been disbanded and now looks very different. Part 9 of the Land Registration Act 2002, contains an entirely new structure.

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Sun 05 Jul 2009

Conveyancing Advice - Boundary Disputes and Conveyancing

Most conveyancing solicitors or conveyancing lawyers will tell you that you that a sure way to kill a conveyancing transaction is the revelation of a boundary dispute between neighbours.  

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Sun 05 Jul 2009

Lease Extensions - Vesting Order Case Law

The most common dispute in both collective enfranchisement claims and lease extension claims pursuant to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 is the dispute over the premium to be paid.

There is also, however, often some confusion about when all the terms of acquisition are agreed, and therefore when the statutory timetable for completion begins to run. Last summer's Court of Appeal case of Goldeagle Properties Ltd v Thornbury Court Ltd [2008] now provides some assistance.  

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