Longridge: 01772 783 314 | Garstang: 01995 602 129 | Lancaster: 01524 581 306 
 
Longridge: 01772 783 314 
Garstang: 01995 602 129 
Lancaster: 01524 581 306 
When a person passes away, if they have left a Will, their estate will most likely need a Grant of Probate obtaining. Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal, can help the executors of the Will (the people name in the Will as being ‘in charge’ of the deceased’s estate) to apply and obtain a Grant of Probate
Sounds weird doesn’t it? 
 
“How do you want to own your property?” 
 
“I just want to own it.” 
 
When you purchase a property with someone else it is called “co-ownership” and all cases of co-ownership tend to give rise to a trust of land. 
 
With any form of co-ownership all of the legal co-owners must join in any future disposition of the property. If there was a dispute which when to court, for example, then the Court may make whatever order it sees fit but the Courts will generally take into account why the property was bought. 
Apparently, the passing of the Civil Liability Bill will stop insurance fraud arising from road traffic accidents. Aviva, insurers of 1 in 4 motor vehicles in the UK, will say that last year, 2017, it detected £59 million pounds worth of fraudulent injury claims (the writer is unsure if this sum relates also to vehicle damages, credit hire, and solicitors’ costs, arising out of the road traffic accident claims). Aviva, obviously jubilant in the knowledge that the Civil Liability Bill has passed though the Commons, and the Lords, will say that they are presently investigating more than 17,000.00 road traffic accident claims they believe to be fraudulent, and that motor insurance accounts for 60% of all fraud detected by their offices. 
Let’s tell it exactly as it is- representing yourself in court, or when drafting legal documentation, is not a good idea. The rules (Civil Procedure Rules 1998, as we are talking about road traffic accident solicitors, in this instance) are not ‘watered down; for the general public, and there is no special dispensation afforded by the courts to those injured in road traffic accidents who do not have the means to instruct a solicitor dealing in road traffic accidents. And yet, despite the obvious pressures put upon the court system (trust us when we say, it’s already busy, and complicated enough), and the lack of parity for those representing themselves, the Civil Liability Bill is coming to a legal system near you in April 2020. 
Following Solicitors in Lancaster’s blog on Food allergies and the dangers of incorrectly labelled food (which you can read here), ITV News has recently published an article which Solicitors in Lancaster found very interesting - Researchers have conducted a landmark study into Peanut allergies, and the ability to build up a tolerance to them in children. 
What is an Easement? 
 
MG Legal, Conveyancers in Manchester, see Easements as being like vouchers or IOU’s. The Land Owner gets a right (or a voucher) to use, or in some cases not use, the land in a certain way. For example, the land may grant you one voucher to cross next doors land.  
 
However; certain conditions must be met before an easement can exist, namely: 
 
(a) As is every relationship one must get it better than the other! That is; there must be a piece of land that gets the benefit of the land (dominant) and a piece of land that has the burden of it (servient). 
 
(b) The right must benefit the dominant land 
 
(c) the dominant and servient (…get your head out of the Gutter we are not talking 50 Shades, we’re talking pieces of land!) must not both be owned and occupied by the same person; and 
 
(d) the right must be capable of being granted by deed, so therefore they must usually be: 
(i) within the general nature of rights capable of being easements, and 
(ii) sufficiently definite. 
What are Official Copy Entries? 
 
Official Copy Entries are a form of document which your solicitors in Longridge can download from the Land Registry. This document will show all of the records the Land Registry hold about the property, and includes information for your property solicitors Preston to review and investigate accordingly. The records are held under a specific title number, unique to that property and are accompanied by a Title Plan showing the physical boundaries of the property. 
As the pound suffers its worst day since 2016 it would seem to be a bleak Friday indeed. This news comes as, according to the BBC, analysists are advising that homes are taking longer to sell than they were a year ago. Since 2016 the markets have appeared little affected by Brexit however as the March 2019 departure date approaches it seems that the figures are being affected. This news is not helped by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors forecast that house prices are at the lowest they have been since 2016. Currently; it is estimated that housing transactions are down twenty percent however on the whole house prices are still on the rise. 
The issue may not be quite as bleak as first it sounds. Leaving aside the messy issue of Brexit; one of this current Government’s main commitments is to build new affordable housing. And build they are! We are currently living in new build BOOM! (Just thought I’d put some capitals in to distract from that terrifying figure I mentioned before!). 
 
Many who are part of “Generation Rent” believe that they may never be able to afford their own home as month after month they pay a huge proportion of their rent to Landlord’s each month. This is a far cry from the previous generation when it seemed that every man, woman, dog and cat…. you get the gist…. owned their own home! 
Where a Freehold means that you own the property and the ground it is built on; owning the Leasehold means that you Lease the property from the Freeholder and you have the use of it for a specific period of time. 
 
Leasehold and Freehold are terms that are usually glossed over however whether a property is Freehold or Leasehold (and more specifically the terms of the Lease) can often determine whether a property is worth purchasing or not. 
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