Category Archives: Property law

Introducing the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber

A single tribunal process has been introduced to draw together the seven procedures which were previously in place to deal with dispute s related to different kinds of property. On the 1st July, the First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber came into effect, incorporating the tribunals which dealt with residential property and agricultural land as well […]

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Too many leasehold homebuyers have unrealistic expectations

Many homebuyers have unrealistic expectations about the service that a property management company will provide and the management of these expectations is a tough task for those working in property. Unfortunately, the difference between the contractual obligations of property management companies and what many people think should be provided to them is huge at times. […]

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The remortgage process – what your lawyers do

Remortgaging need not  be a complicated process and here at Bonallack and Bishop, our specialist conveyancing lawyers will carry – out all the arrangements as efficiently and quickly as possible. If you wish to take out a second mortgage, change your mortgage with your current mortgage provider or simply switch provider it is not a […]

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My incorrect lease – can I amend it?

Landlords, agents and occasionally tenants, often approach solicitors with queries surrounding discrepancies in tenancy agreements and the action that can be taken to sort them out. A contractual agreement is not simply a piece of paper – it sets out what was agreed between the parties, and is therefore an agreement – in legal terms […]

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Big rise in equity release borrowing

It appears that the recession, and the accompanying tightening on criteria for borrowing may be responsible for a huge uplift in the number of pensioners owning their own property who are releasing cash from their housing by way of equity release. According to a survey from Key Retirement Solutions [financial advisers specialising in selling equity […]

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New Parish Council service

We are really excited to announce an innovative new service. There are about 8,500 parish councils in England alone. All of them need legal advice at some stage, but most of them, frankly don’t always receive the quality of legal advice and level of service they require. Why? Perhaps there is a tendency to appoint […]

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Landlord survey reveals changing terms of renting

According to the ARLA [the Association of Residential Letting Agents] 2012 Survey of Residential Investment Landlords, the average length of time a residential tenant stays in a property has now increased to a record high of 20 months. Furthermore, the type of tenant most frequently seen by letting agents is slowly altering – a full […]

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Missing Freeholders and Buildings Insurance – What Every Leaseholder Needs To Know

If the freeholder of your property constantly sends you letters about the finer points of your lease, then you might think that having an absentee landlord sounds like a good idea. But what happens if your landlord is so distant that they’ve vanished altogether? This is a surprisingly common situation, and it can create all […]

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How your solicitor can help you negotiate a commercial lease

Once you have found new premises for your business, you will need to negotiate the terms of the commercial lease with your landlord. This lease is a legal contract and failure to abide by its terms of your lease could lead to court action. It is therefore highly advisable that you employ a commercial property […]

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Determining who is entitled to the family home

In principle, when a couple are cohabiting (not married or in a registered civil partnership, and in the absence of a written cohabitation agreement) the property belongs to whoever is shown on the deeds as the owner. However, in the event of relationship break-up it can become a complex matter when property is involved: The […]

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