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Residential Conveyancing

Whether you are buying a property for the first time or whether you have moved home several times, it is still a daunting task for a lot of people.  They say it is one of the most stressful times of our lives, but we are here to make your move as stress free as possible.  We leave you to worry about the colour of the walls in your new home and we deal with all the legal aspects.  We are always here to help and guide you along the way.

When it comes to residential conveyancing and fixed price legal work, we do not have any hidden fees as we do not like suprising our client’s with unexpected invoices because we pride ourselves in our customer service.   We will tell you what the cost of the work will be before we undertake the work and this way you know what to expect when completion occurs.  This should hopefully assist with a client’s budgeting when it comes to moving home or buying additional properties.

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We can assist with any residential conveyancing matter which can include:-

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Sales and Purchases of both freehold and leasehold properties including houses and apartments.  Please click here to see our quick guide to selling and buying.   For a quote for a Sale please click here.   For a quote for a Purchase please clieck here.

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New build purchases including those using the Government “Help to buy Schemes”.

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Shared ownership Schemes  where you purchase a percentage of a house with the Housing Association

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Re-mortgages – changing your mortgage lender or obtaining a mortgage on a property you already own.  Please click here for a quote.

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Right to buy – where you buy your home at a discount from the Council or Housing Association

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Equity Release Schemes including lifetime mortgages and home reversion schemes

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Transfer of Equity – transferring a property from joint names to sole/sole name to joint names.  Please click here for a quote for a transfer of equity.

Lease Extensions –  A flat with a long lease is a valuable asset. However, as time passes the length of time remaining on the lease gets shorter and the lease will eventually come to an end and revert to the head landlord or freeholder.  When the time remaining on the lease falls below 80 years many high street lenders will not grant a mortgage on the property and so the market value of the property is detrimentally affected.

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The Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 gives residential leaseholders the statutory right to protect the value of their asset by either by extending their lease or by:-

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Buying the freehold

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The main advantage to buying the freehold is that the leaseholders can extend their leases and reduce the ground rent to a peppercorn without needing the approval of a third party.

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If there is any variation required to the leases then the leaseholders can consent to varying the terms of their leases without worrying about incurring additional costs or a premium from the freeholder.

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Preparation of Tenancy Agreements if you are wanting to rent a property out

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Buying and Selling land – whether you are selling part of your garden land or buying land to develop yourself.

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Adverse Possession – where a person in possession of land owned by someone else may acquire valid title to it, so long as certain common law requirements are met, and the adverse possessor is in possession for a sufficient period of time, as defined by law.

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First Registration of Unregistered Properties –  Properties which have been sold/purchased since 1990 have been subject to compulsory registration of the property at the HM Land Registry.   There is still a great deal of properties in England and Wales that are still unregistered and the HM Land Registry offer voluntary registration.

If you require a quote for any other conveyancing matter which is not a sale, purchase, re-mortgage or transfer of equity, then please contact us for a specific quote.

Please call 01302 279179 or click here to request a call/email from an experienced Conveyancer.