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Buying Property in England following Brexit

Tue 05 Jul 2016

Buying Property in England following Brexit

Following the wake of Britain voting to leave the EU, the English housing market is unsure of where it’s going next, but despite widespread uncertainty it’s still a good a time as any to invest in property in the UK. The Independent has already reported a surge in overseas investors “snapping up” London property at all-time low prices after the pound began to fall after the Brexit vote and many estate agents have reported up to a 50% increase in interest from buyers outside of the EU.

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Tue 01 Mar 2016

Transferring a business lease to someone else – getting the Landlord’s consent

Tenants of commercial premises who want to dispose of their premises will have to obtain their landlords’ consent if they want to transfer (or ‘assign’) the lease to someone else. This also applies to under-letting or sub-letting.

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Tue 01 Mar 2016

Taking a new lease of business premises

Most business-people looking for premises for their business will now be looking to rent rather than to buy. So when you are looking to rent commercial property you may be offered premises where the owner (or landlord) is granting a new lease or ones with an existing lease. Here we look at taking a new lease and the points which have to be considered.

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Tue 01 Mar 2016

Joint property ownership – a problem area for couples living together

The complexities which can arise when two or more people jointly own a house or flat were highlighted in a recent court case.

This case also made clear that English law does not recognise so-called common law marriages.

As a result when a woman who had lived with a man for many years but was not married to him nearly lost her home following his death.

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Tue 01 Mar 2016

BUYING YOUR FIRST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY – FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER

Thorough investigation should be carried out in relation to historic use of the property you are considering buying. Your solicitor will usually recommend local authority and environmental searches are carried out. These searches can provide valuable information in relation to past uses, planning history and any environmental factors affecting the property including sources of potential contamination and details of any previous environmental issues.

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Mon 14 Dec 2015

Longer commercial leases a sign of growing occupier confidence

The average length of new commercial leases has increased during 2015, suggesting a greater confidence amongst tenants in the economic recovery.

This is the conclusion of a study prepared by MCSI in association with agents Strutt & Parker and the British Property Federation.

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Mon 14 Dec 2015

Leasing a commercial property

Anyone thinking of taking on commercial premises of any type should get professional advice from a solicitor.

Leases of business premises are very different proposition to residential leases and can be much more onerous for tenants. Getting proper legal advice about the contents of the lease can save a lot of trouble and money.

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Mon 23 Feb 2015

New online portal will help solicitors provide faster Conveyancing

Conveyancing is now set to move into the 21st century thanks to the Law Society's new conveyancing portal which will be launched in spring 2015. It should not only benefit solicitors but also make buying and selling a home more user-friendly for clients.

The portal will provide “an efficient, secure and transparent way of managing conveyancing” by enabling solicitors to share information and documents with their clients and others involved in property transactions.

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