Conveyancing

New Homes- Dealing with inadequate work

This week  a new report has come out suggesting how the vexed issue of inadequate work on new homes might be dealt with. This is a constant issue when buyers buy a new home, find faults and struggle to get redress. This report Better Redress for Home Buyers proposes that [...]

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Mundy v The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate: The Decision

Over the last week the Court of Appeal have has been hearing the Mundy v The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate case which was disputing the use of the Parthenia technique in leasehold valuation. If the technique were permitted then the price of leasehold properties could plummet in the [...]

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Mundy v The Trustees of Sloane Stanley Estate: A Revolution in Leasehold Valuations

“This is the biggest scandal of the leasehold world” – James Wyatt The value of leasehold properties in the UK is in flux this week. The Court of Appeal is currently presiding over the Mundy v The Trustees of The Sloane Stanley Estate case which will decide how leasehold properties [...]

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Building Regulation & Compliance Certificates

When making changes to your property you must be aware of certain building regulations which govern how alteration work and installations can be done. The purpose of these regulations is to maintain the safety and energy efficiency of your property. Work covered by the regulations must be approved by the [...]

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CML Certificates and New Build Warranties

When you buy a new build or a recently converted property your mortgage lender will require you to gain a warranty to protect the building. This is intended to protect your investment, and the mortgage lender’s security, in the event that the builders have become insolvent or ceased to exist. [...]

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Shared Ownership & Lease Extensions

Shared ownership is intended to provide help for those who cannot yet afford to get onto the property ladder. The scheme allows buyers to own a share of a property whilst paying rent on the remaining portion. On a Shared Ownership Scheme, the buyer purchases a share in the property [...]

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