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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”. 
When contacting your solicitors in Lancaster, and purchasing a new property with the assistance of our Lancaster law firm, one of the last things on your mind may be whether or not the property has solar panels. Well, think again, as a new Scheme for residual energy, produced by solar panels, may be slowly creeping up your new property’s ‘wish list’. 
It's hard to imagine that there are still people out there who are looking to move home, considering 992,590 households purchased a property in 2018. However, if you are someone looking to move home in 2019, then what can you expect – besides from an incredible service should you choose to instruct MG Legal, Property Solicitors Preston? 
 
It is predicted that the first quarter will be fairly quiet, with the growing uncertainty due to Brexit- many Sellers waiting until later in the year before marketing their property expecting to get a higher price once there is a little more certainty. But there will still be Buyers looking to snap up a bargain due to either Death, Divorce or Debt. 
Ever seen the Despicable Me when the Minions start saying “blah blah blah”? If you haven’t then the reference will probably make as much sense to you as some of the terminology used in Conveyancing. If you have then you’ll know that when Solicitors start talking then often, they may as well be saying “blah blah blah” for all then sense it makes! Well never fear for a (wanna be) Superhero is here to explain the terminology of the contract to you (ha! Bet you thought it was going to be something way more exciting!) 
It is well-known, often cited case law that a person should never be able to gain from illegality (Patel v Mirza [2017] AC 467). Property Law however is tricky. Read on to discover how the courts have assisted Mr Rashid (in the case of Farakh Rashid v Mohammed Rashid: [2017] UKUT 0332 (TCC)) gain from illegal actions. 
What does that even mean? The Solicitor said something about the thingy? MG Legal, Solicitors in Chorley, demystify Conveyancing jargon so you can concentrate of the important things. Like your other half talking gibberish about not moving on that day because “the football” or your mother telling you that the walls of your dream house should be magnolia white and your bathroom should, of course, feature snot green tiles. 
What are Covenants? 
 
Covenants are important matters, contained in the property’s title, that affect the land and can be either positive or restrictive. 
 
They can be found within the Official Copy of the Register of Title. The Official Copies may contain a schedule which will outline the covenants for your solicitors in Lancaster Lancashire to study. The Official Copies may also refer to specific documents which contain covenants. Your solicitors in Lancaster would then request copies of such documents to gain clarity on what the covenants are and what they mean for their client. 
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. 
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! 

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