Whether you’re a first time buyer or experienced in moving house, the process of buying and selling property can be very daunting. This is why we offer advice and support throughout the process to help your move go as smoothly as possible.
Whether it’s anticipating boundary dispute issues or giving advice on complicated leases, our experienced conveyancers are here to answer any questions you have and help make moving fuss-free.
As well as buying and selling residential property, we offer the following services:
Re-mortgaging Show text
Re-mortgaging may be required for a variety of reasons. Our expertise ensures the process is as swift as possible.
Equity Release Show text
What is Equity Release?
An equity release scheme lets you release money from the value of your home (either as a lump sum, secured borrowing facility or in a steady stream of income) whilst allowing you to remain living there. It is essentially a loan which is secured against your house and is paid back to the lender when your house is sold (either because you have moved into a care home or passed away).
Are there any drawbacks?
Yes. Taking out an equity release scheme may affect your eligibility to receive benefits and your ability to move home, as well as any inheritance you wish to leave. There are a number of equity release schemes on the market and each have their own drawbacks and advantages.
Equity release should not be undertaken lightly. This is a big decision and we will advise to make sure you take the course which is best for you.
Lease Extension Show text
What is a Lease Extension?
If you own a flat it is likely that it will have been sold to you on a leasehold basis, which means you’ll own the property for a fixed term. As the lease shortens it becomes harder to sell your property. A lease extension will allow you to extend the lease, usually for an extra 90 years.
How do I qualify for a Lease Extension?
In general you must have owned your property for at least two years and hold a ‘long’ lease. However additional rules may apply in certain circumstances. It is worth bearing in mind that the cost of extending increases greatly as the term shortens, so it is worth carrying out sooner rather than later.
Lease Enfranchisement Show text
What is Leasehold Enfranchisement?
If you own a flat it is likely that it will have been sold to you on a leasehold basis, which means you’ll own the property for a fixed term. As the lease shortens it becomes harder to sell your property. Leasehold Enfranchisement is one solution to this problem, and involves the collective purchase of the freehold, typically by the majority of flat owners in the building.
What are the advantages?
As new freeholders, collective purchasers can grant themselves extensions to their lease without having to pay any further money. It also gives purchasers greater control of their building and allows them to keep more of the ‘profits’ if any development of the site is proposed.
Residential Tenancies Show text
We are able to help with a variety of matters related to residential tenancy, whether for Tenants or Landlords. Whether you’d like advice before you sign a tenancy agreement, or are having a dispute, we will provide straightforward advice to help you get the outcome you desire.
A Guide to Conveyancing
A Guide to Lease Enfranchisement
A Guide to Lease Extensions