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MG Legal’s conveyancing solicitors are well aware of the promises and expectations housing companies can often place upon their prospective buyers, to ensure that sale goes through. This is where the role of MG Legal’s expert conveyancing team come in. We will do all in our power to ensure that you are in that new home as soon as possible, and our expert team will ensure that this does not come at a cost to the standard of property you are acquiring. 
 
Unfortunately, one family in Swindon were met with a £400,000 property that was sadly shattered to pieces, literally in some ways, just weeks after the big move. The Tompkinsons have found themselves amidst an 18 month squabble with the housing company that sold them the property, finding an astonishing 400 faults which require rectification. The faults include a number of issues such as missing brickwork, paint defects, alignment issues and unbolted bannisters, for example. 
 
One major turning point was, just three weeks in, where a roof tile, which was secured using duct tape, fell from the roof and caused £3,000 damage to the family car which was parked outside the property. The family’s concerns were then raised even further as the issues were now causing problems in terms of safety. The family have three children who also reside at the property and, at this point, decided enough was enough. 
 
The housing company are aware of the issue, however, the same is yet to be attended to. Mr Tompkinson claimed that there had been an offer for the family’s expenses to be covered whilst the repairs were carried out, and for them to vacate the same during this time. This ‘offer’ has not been forthcoming since. The housing company have gone on to suggest that the roof tile falling from the roof arose as a result of an ‘Act of God’ by the wind. 
Mobile network provider EE, have recently announced that they are taking the world of mobile data one step further. They will soon be offering not just 3G, not just 4G but 5G, to their customers at various sites around the UK. The upgrade is said to be particularly useful for the business sector in having easy accessible and reliable data, with significant speed increases, at all times. 
 
The proposals are set to be released to over 1500 sites over the next year, promising a faster network for their customers. One of the sites will be situated within Liverpool, where politicians are commenting this will be “a massive boost for the city”. Our solicitors in Preston, however, reveal at what price this may come at. 
Recent research, finding that many prefer online contact as opposed to meeting with face-to-face with their solicitor, has come at a shock to MG Legal’s team. We are not the big, bad wolves you need to be scared of (or at least after we have all had our morning dose of coffee, that is!), and aim to ensure all clients feel comfortable with both online and face-to-face contact. 
At MG Legal, our solicitors in Preston understand that purchasing a property is, in most cases, one of the biggest purchases our clients will make in their lifetime. 
 
Purchasing a new home is a very exciting time for many which, in some cases, has meant that individuals who are desperate to get into their own home, will compromise on their dream. For example, recent findings have discovered that many compromised on the location of their prospective property, in order to be happy in other aspects, and have now gone on to regret such decision. 
A little red and white wooden house on a grass field, with the sun shining behind.
As part of your purchase transaction, your conveyancing solicitors will submit searches on your behalf. Essentially, the searches are used to ensure the integrity of the property you are purchasing, and that there are no issues which may come to haunt you in the future. See our blog on ‘The Importance of Conveyancing Searches’ for more information on what these entail by following the link here. 
Mother’s Day is more commonly known as Mothering Sunday, and is said to originate from 16th Century, when people returned to their mother church (the place where they were baptised or their nearest church) to attend the Laetare Sunday service (a service held on the fourth Sunday of Lent). The religious meaning behind the day is said to have kept it’s place over the years, until the 1950’s, where it became a common-place celebration across the UK. 
A traditional Simnel cake, on a blue and white cake stand, with a green, blue and pink faux egg and some flowers around the bottom of the stand.
So, as a reminder, an Easement is a right over a property which benefits another property (you can read more about them here) and an easement may be granted to continue indefinitely, or for a fixed period of time. Whereas a lease is a contract by which one party conveys land, property services, etc. to another person for a specified period of time, usually in return for payment (you can read more about them here). To confuse matters a little more there is also such a thing called a lease of easements. A lease of easements occurs when someone has a lease of land which they then adapt to grant a lease of rights, but interpreting such a document can create difficulty because sometimes it is not clear whether a lease of easements is granting a lease or creating an easement for a set number of years. 
MG Legal, Garstang Solicitors, are delving deep in to their personal archives and contouring the memory of their parents telling them that they must do a certain something and the reasoning behind the order was always “because I said so”. Seemingly Dover District Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council were hoping to get away with the same reasoning. 
 
Two recent cases Dover DC v Campaign to Protect Rural England (2017) and Oakley v South Cambridgeshire District Council (2017) both involved cases where planning permission was granted despite public opposition and against advice of Planning Officials. 
Imagine selling your property for peanuts then discovering that it is a prime site for development. Your Buyer then sells the land or property for millions, and you’re sat wishing that you could get your cut. Or if you were the Buyer - imagine the Seller knocking on your door three years later demanding a cut of the money you have made selling the property on.  
 
MG Legal, conveyancing Solicitors Preston, know that this can be a worrying thought for both sides involved in the transaction. 
“Quic quid plantatur solo solo credit.” Nope the Conveyancing Solicitors Preston have not finally lost the plot; that is Latin for (roughly) “Whoever owns the land at the bottom of the lake owns everything up to the sky”. 

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