September 11, 2017 | Posted by : J Morris
Making an offer on the home of your dreams is nail-biting stuff. What if your offer is refused? What if someone gazumps you? What if the whole thing falls through at the last minute? What happens if you change your mind?
Research has shown that buyers can make the decision to buy in as little as ten minutes, but it’s important not to race ahead and let your heart overrule your head when it comes to making an offer. Follow our top tips below and maximise your chances of getting the property you love:
First things first: do your research!
You might be 99.9999% sure you want to make an ...
April 27, 2017 | Posted by : J Morris
Under the current UK family law system, unmarried couples who live together (also known as ‘cohabitants’) do not automatically have the same legal rights as married couples, and this can cause particular problems when it comes to the ownership and division of property.
Married couples, and those in a civil partnership, are ascribed certain automatic property rights, regardless of how much each of them contributed to its cost or maintenance. However, for cohabiting couples the situation can be more complicated if a property is not jointly owned or they do not have a declaration of trust in place.
A declaration of trust details each party’s share in a property, and can be used as a way to protect the investment should ...
March 17, 2017 | Posted by : J Morris
Buying, selling and managing commercial property involves an extra dimension of responsibility and complexity, whether you’re letting a flat, setting up business premises, or developing on a large scale.
To handle commercial property law you will need an experienced property solicitor to help you deal with conveyancing, contracts, leases, tenancies, and taxes. A specialist property lawyer will also be able to carry out the appropriate searches and processes required to ensure that every aspect of your transaction is legally sound, and offer advice on all aspects of property law, including:
Freehold and leasehold premises
Licensed, hospitality and retail premises
Industrial estates and office units
Institutional and individual tenancy
September 12, 2016 | Posted by : J Morris
Investing in property can be an appealing alternative to stocks and shares as a tangible, secure method of building capital. A buy-to-let can provide you with a regular income, and a significant return on investment, but like any investment, it also comes with its own risks and potential pitfalls. It’s important, therefore, to ensure that a buy-to-let is right for your circumstances and financial situation. Before you make the decision to invest in property, it's a very good idea to consult with a solicitor experienced in property law to discuss your options. Your solicitor will help you to deal with the legal ...
June 27, 2016 | Posted by : J Morris
When searching for a new home you might have an exact idea of what you’re looking for, you might despair of the lack of options available, or you might be completely overwhelmed by indecision. But have you considered a new-new home? Too often, buyers overlook new builds – or are simply unaware that they’re an option – but there are lots of benefits to buying brand new, such as:
A blank canvas. Put your stamp on your brand new house – no need to spend hours scraping off hideous old wallpaper or update fixtures and fittings. New builds are generally given a neutral palette, giving ...
December 10, 2015 | Posted by : J Morris
The best way to help the process move along as quickly and smoothly as possible is to get your solicitor involved as soon as possible and let them deal with the legal aspects of property law and conveyancing.
Conveyancing is the legal transference of home ownership, from the moment your offer on a property is accepted to the exchange of keys. Our simple guide below covers all the basic aspects of conveyancing, step-by-step, so that you know exactly what to expect when you move house:
Instructing a solicitor to handle the conveyancing will help you to navigate all the legal aspects of selling and buying a ...
November 19, 2015 | Posted by : J Morris
If you’re buying a new home or investment property, you’ll need an experienced property solicitor to handle the various legal aspects of the sale and conveyancing process. A good conveyancer will help you to negotiate all the paperwork and logistics of the sale, and ensure that it all runs as smoothly as possible. The best way to start is to get a free online conveyancing quote from Frances Lindsay & Co which will give you an idea of how much you’ll need to budget for legal costs during your move. Along with this, our expert property solicitors will also provide you with guidance and ...
February 27, 2015 | Posted by : J Morris
If you’re buying or selling property in the Thames Valley this year, use Frances Lindsay & Co’s new free online conveyancing quote service. Our team of experienced property solicitors will help to keep your transaction running smoothly and take away the pressure of moving house, providing dedicated assistance with property searches, title checks, deeds, and mortgage issues. We’ll also liaise with estate agents so that you can focus on the practical details of buying and selling while we take care of the legal work.
Our new online conveyancing quote system means we can offer our clients an ...