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Jargon Buster
Tips for buyers purchasing Leasehold Property such as flats or apartments. Should I worry about major works? The main law is contained in the Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Act 2002, Section 151.  The law requires that the leaseholder must be consulted before the landlord carries out qualifying works or enters into a long-term agreement for...
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The Government introduced Anti-Money Laundering Regulations to reduce the risk of terrorism and illegal activity within the UK, and especially with billions of pounds being laundered in UK property. What are Anti-Money Laundering Regulations? The law was Introduced by the Government in the Money Laundering Regulations 2002.  They are what are legally called ‘strict liability’...
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Our Jargon Buster series explains some of the common parts of the Conveyancing Process. What is an Additional Enquiries & Replies Pack? This pack includes additional enquiries (questions) we have had to ask the seller solicitors before you are in a position to decide whether you want to complete your purchase or not. The replies...
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As part of our Jargon Buster series we look at some of the forms you may be asked to fill out, as either the buyer or the seller,  during your transaction. What is a Source of Funds Questionnaire? If you are buying a house the Government requires you to complete this form as part of...
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Do I need to know the difference between a Full Title Guarantee and a Limited Title Guarantee? Yes, definitely. If you buy a limited title guarantee you are normally buying a house which is less valuable than a property with a full title guarantee.  Your solicitor should pick this up for you.  If you’re not sure...
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Environmental contamination issues are being highlighted across Great Britain at an increasing rate. There are over 4,000 licensed landfill sites in Great Britain and 275,000 infilled land sites which may impact the safety and enjoyment of your home.Exposure of such figures has resulted in an increased awareness on the subject of environmental risk. Nowadays the...
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