Property Law

How will Article 50 affect London’s property market? 

March 29, 2017

29 March 2017, London: Mark Lawrinson, Regional Sales Director of Portico London estate agents, has spoken out about the possible effects of Brexit on the London housing market, saying, “I don’t think the triggering of Article 50 will affect the property market directly from today. In one sense it removes the uncertainty surrounding when Britain’s […]

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Listed Building Buying Guide

January 18, 2017

When you’re considering a property, buying a listed building means inheriting a grand property steeped in history – but it also means having to be aware of the rules, regulations and issues surrounding listed properties. What is a listed building? A listed building gets its name from being on the National Heritage List, which deems […]

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Law Firm Feature – Jones Whyte Law’s Ross Jones & Property Law Team Helping Buy/Sell Property in Glasgow, Scotland

January 6, 2017

The following is a featured post on the Glasgow-based law firm of Jones Whyte Law. Led by Glasgow-based solicitors Ross Jones and Greg Whyte, Jones Whyte provides people in Glasgow and across Scotland with expert property law & conveyancing services in addition to various other legal services. Also helping businesses with their commercial property transactions, […]

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Do You Know Your Homeowner Rights?

July 21, 2016

You’re in the midst of purchasing your dream home, or perhaps you’re already in your perfect property caught up in a whirlwind, but do you really know your rights when it comes to owning your own property? The experts at Taylor Rose have put together a note, below, of some of the key areas you […]

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Upcoming CPD Seminars for Property Lawyers (Commercial & Residential)

December 3, 2015

Looking for extra CPD hours? Needing to top up your team’s knowledge and expertise? These residential and commercial property seminars may be of particular interest to you: Leasehold Enfranchisement – 2016 Annual Conference London, 17 March 2016 A Guide to Client Reporting in Real Estate Transactions London, 1 February 2016 Manchester, 17 February 2016 Birmingham, […]

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The Hidden Legacy of Mining and Mineral Extraction in the UK

October 9, 2015

The history of Great Britain is built upon the foundations of local mineral extraction. Valuable commodities such as coal, stone and metallic minerals have been extracted from beneath our feet for millennia and it is the often hidden legacy of this industry that can cause problems for the ever-growing UK property market today. When you […]

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Four Factors to Consider when Gifting Property to Family Members

May 1, 2014

(Australian Law) The decision to gift your property to family members is a generous one, and you probably have the best of intentions. However, have you considered the possible negative events that could happen as a result of your gift? Transferring your valuable assets to an irresponsible family member could damage the value of your […]

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Extending The Lease On Your Flat: What Are The Milestones?

December 6, 2013

If you are a leaseholder on a flat in the UK, you could be eligible to extend your lease (usually, you must have owned the flat for a minimum of two years), but there are many different things to consider when asking for a lease extension, and they all depend on the value of your […]

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Jewelry Theft and Fraud: How to Protect Your Valuables

November 17, 2013

(U.S. Law and generally) Jewelry is a favorite among thieves. It is easy to carry and easy to resell on the black market. You can easily transform jewelry into other pieces, and you can also disassemble it to sell to different buyers. The desire to steal jewelry has been around as long as jewelry itself. […]

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The Ins and Outs of Tapping Into Your Home Equity

November 15, 2013

During the housing crisis in 2008, it was often said that people were “using their house as an ATM” to fund extravagant lifestyles. What does it mean to use a house as an ATM? Below, I outline the basics of mortgage refinancing and the process of turning home equity into cash. Although this can lead […]

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