Thursday, 28th February 01:30pm

A fresh look at Rights of light


Thursday, 21st February 11:50am

New helpline to combat property fraud

The Land Registry has just set up a dedicated phone line for home-owners who think they may be the victims of fraud.

Friday, 8th February 11:05am

A simple guide to help find if you need a lease extension

Our simple table helps you decide on whether and when you should apply for a lease extension.

Friday, 1st February 01:56pm

Land Registry’s new document service speeds conveyancing

This will speed up the registration of property transfers and mortgages, but will it provide quicker Conveyancing for buyers and sellers? 

Wednesday, 30th January 11:57am

What happens when a buyer wants the seller to extend a lease before completion?

If a buyer insists upon arrangements being made for a lease extension before completion, there are two choices open to the seller and buyer.

Wednesday, 30th January 11:33am

Common law couples - ensure your names are on your house deeds

Many people are under the mistaken view that English law recognises something known as a ‘common-law marriage’ and that if you live with someone this entitles you to a share of their property.

Tuesday, 29th January 06:10pm

How do solicitors help with the lease extension process?

This article discusses some of the things that your Solicitor will do to make sure that your lease extension is completed quickly and with as little stress as possible

Wednesday, 23rd January 12:39pm

What happens if you cant agree lease extension terms with your freeholder?

Most applications for a lease extension are settled agreeably between leaseholder and freeholder. - but what happens if the cost and terms cannot be agreed?

Wednesday, 23rd January 12:27pm

Why you should extend your lease before you sell your flat

Many flat-owners fall into the trap of delaying a lease extension until they want to sell, only to discover that buyers cannot get a mortgage unless the lease has already been extended. 

Friday, 18th January 04:42pm

What has a surveyor got to do with extending your lease?

A common question from owners of leasehold flats relates to the process involved in extending a lease - especially where the lease has fewer than eighty years remaining.