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Posts tagged “Preston Property Law”

At MG Legal, we are always on the look out for new and exciting ways to improve our excellent service to clients. Our conveyancing solicitors have today discovered the latest innovation, which has been introduced by Hunters (in collaboration with Webanywhere), creating a new tool for the well-known Amazon Alexa
When selling a property, your conveyancing solicitor will ask you for any deeds and documents that you hold pertaining to your property. Such documents will be required to draft the Contract pack and supporting documents, which the buyer’s solicitor will then review and report to the buyer on. 
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, Solicitors in Lancaster know that Buying your first home can be one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life!  
 
So, let us help by answering one or two of the most commonly asked questions about the Help to Buy ISA: 
Local Knowledge: - Local Solicitors = Local Knowledge.  
 
So, you found your dream home. The Seller hasn’t disclosed any issues with flooding and you aren’t aware of this being an issue either. You’ve decided not to have searches carried out, and the flooding issue hasn’t come to light. Your local Solicitor knows the area and knows to ask the Solicitor on the otherside whether there have been issues in this regard. Local Knowledge means that there is a much higher likelihood of accuracy when it comes to your transaction and it may also mean speed too. If the Solicitor has local -knowledge they may not have to waste time raising 1,000,000 queries if they already know the answer!  
 
Some property Solicitors in Preston, such as yours truly have dealt with transactions where they have bought the property for one party and are now selling the property so we know they questions that are likely to be raised and we can often pre-empt them! 
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. 
Want to get into that new property as soon as possible? Wanting your sale to Complete yesterday? 
 
It is often difficult for your property solicitors to pinpoint a specific date for Completion within your transaction, unless the matter is well progressed and your property solicitors have been able to agree a date with the vendor’s or buyer’s legal team. 
 
When selling a property in the local area, MG Legal will advise that the usual time limits are set at approximately 4-6 weeks to Complete. 
Lancaster Law Firm, MG Legal note that the changes in regulations which took place in April last year are causing problems for Commercial properties. 
 
The EPC contains various information about the property’s energy usage and its effectiveness. The Property is then given a rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient)…similar to a report card at school, only this time getting an F or G could mean much worse for you than detention! Conveyancing Solicitors will always review an EPC prior to completion of a matter. This is because every property, save for agricultural buildings or buildings due to be demolished, must have an EPC if they are put on the open market, up for let or a lease renewal. These are transactions that MG Legal’s property team, is very much experienced in. 
What is a notice in conveyancing? 
 
A notice is something that can be registered against the Title to a property as a form of protection to someone with an interest in a particular property. Such notices must be registered, by your Garstang solicitor, via the Land Registry Portal. 
 
The conveyancing solicitor Preston should complete an application form which, dependent on the type of notice being registered, can vary. These forms include AN1 (Agreed Notice) or UN1 (Unilateral Notice), for example. We do, however, understand that these terms may mean very little to you, which is why our specialist team of Garstang solicitors are on hand to advise you of exactly what is required and to guide you through the process. 
“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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