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AUTHORISED GUARANTEE AGREEMENT

A form of guarantee which may be given by an outgoing tenant of its assignee’s obligations under a lease. Usually given as a condition of the landlord’s consent and will only last fro so long as the assignee remains the...

ALIENATION COVENANT

A covenant or term in a lease determining whether the tenant can assign, underlet or part with possession of the property. Alienation may be permitted, absolutely prohibited or may be permitted subject to...

ALIENATION

The disposal of an interest in leasehold property which may be by way of assignment, underletting or...

AGREEMENT FOR LEASE

An agreement to enter into a lease at a future date. The grant of the lease may be condition upon certain events taking place for example, the grant of planning permission or completion of works to the property by the...

Appraisal

A property that is being put on the market will receive an expert valuation known as an appraisal. The conveyancing procedure will help surveyors to determine this by exposing any defects or potential risks that are present at the property. Common defects that may reduce the value of a property in...

Adopted road

An adopted road is maintained and inspected by local governments. All of these services are funded by the taxpayer. This public funding pays for repairs to road surfaces and other general maintenance work, such as tree pruning, road marking repainting and weed removal.  A local County Council...

Architect certificate

An architect certificate is a document that an architect will use to confirm that a property has been constructed to its original specification. Until a completion certificate is issued, interim certificates will normally be used when the building work takes place. During the conveyancing...

Assent

In the conveyancing process, an assent is a formal document that will be needed in order to transfer a property's ownership to another person in the event of the owner's death....

Assured Tenancy

A tenancy given for a residential property let in the private sector on or after 15 January 1989. Under an assured tenancy, a landlord cannot evict a tenant without reason. Under this tenancy, the landlord is likely to live elsewhere and does not have a right to visit the property without notice....

The Association of Will & Probate Lawyers

The Association of Will & Probate Lawyers are a non-regulatory or disciplinary Association formed to encourage co-operation and understanding between Will Writers, Probate Solicitors and other members of the legal profession....