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Property and Family Fall Out

Jane Witek
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Problems can be caused when informal arrangements are made by family members concerning the ownership or occupation of property. Comments are often made such as, 'No, we don't need a legal document drawing up - we're family'. Two recent cases...

Buying a Listed Building

Jane Witek
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Are you thinking of buying a listed building? The following are some useful tips when considering purchasing a listed property. 1. What is a listed building? In simple terms "listing" means that the building is on a national register as a...

Charges when Selling or Buying Leasehold Property

Jane Witek
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When you buy, own or sell a Leasehold property, many of your rights and obligations will be set out in your lease. One of your obligations will be to make certain payments to the person or the organisation responsible for administering and managing your...

Are you a landlord or is your property left empty?

Nadia Santry
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If so then your property is at risk of property fraud... The City law firm Mischon de Reya has been ordered to pay one million pounds to their client who was tricked into buying a property in London from a rogue tenant who had posed as the owner. The...

Protecting against conveyancing fraud

Nadia Santry
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It has been reported by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority (SRA) that cyber crime within the conveyancing sector is the highest in the profession, with a massive £7 million being lost by clients last year alone. The fraudsters target emails. By...

Are Buy-to-let Investors going to get clobbered with the new tax?

Paul Engelbrecht
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25% of buy-to-let investors are set to sell their rental properties as a result of impending Government changes to taxation rules. In a survey of over 1,000 experienced Landlords, 25% have already sold or are planing to. Those hardest hit will be the high...