Leasehold Guide

Written by Angelo Piccirillo & Tony Piccirillo

Complex, convoluted, confusing. All words used to describe a leasehold conveyancing - and that’s just what the lawyers say! Many will freeze at the mere thought of you presenting them with a leasehold sale or purchase. Some may actually refuse to take it on. So, where does that leave you?

With the potential of your conveyancing solicitor getting it wrong and you losing potentially thousands of pounds as well as being involved in defective title as well as missing rights and restrictions affecting your property.

Don’t be too harsh on your lawyer though. They have to work with leasehold concepts that date back to the Norman Conquest of 1066; not even lawyers are that old!

The best advice is to find a solicitor who specialises in leases. They can help you save thousands of pounds.

This guide will help you avoid you being one of the 215,000 of conveyancing cases that fail to complete annually across the UK.

It will help you de-mystify the leasehold process with sections from: What is the difference between a leasehold and freehold, what extra stages and work are needed in leasehold conveyancing, to complications you need to overcome to get to get to completion.

By understanding more, you can better talk and collaborate with your lawyer, get to a faster and more successful move and reduce not only your cost but also the anxieties, frustrations and delays normally associated with leasehold property.


Conveyancing Guide

Written by Angelo Piccirillo & Tony Piccirillo

Buying and selling a home is the second most stressful experience in life. It’s emotional, expensive and time consuming. Despite this, the legal process of 'conveyancing' has remained largely unchanged for over a hundred years. Critics accuse it of being broken, slow and with no certainty of a guaranteed move.

With 1 in 3 sales - 215,000 to be exact - falling through every year, the consumer risks losing thousands of pounds in duplicated fees, as well as months of wasted time.

This easy guide helps you choose the right team at the start and get the very best out of them.

Tips include how to cut through conveyancing jargon and red tape, being prepared for your lawyer's legal questions, understanding their explanations, what commercial views they should allow you take, how to pass their anti-money-laundering rules, how to avoid delays and even useful workflows for a typical sale or purchase.

This guide gives you a degree of control over whether you successfully move, as well as reducing your risk of financial loss.