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Property purchase pitfalls

The Land Registration Act 2002 specifies the transactions of land that trigger compulsory registration with the Land Registry. This includes the transfer of property between sellers and buyers, the creation of a new lease, the gifting of land between families and taking a mortgage over a property.

The registration of title deeds with the Land Registry has a number of important advantages and supports home owners by providing state-backed registration which gives greater security of title. If the deeds to your property are not registered or if you are uncertain as to whether or not you have registered title to your home then the property team at Linder Myers can assist you.

Voluntary first registration – is your property safe?

The Land Registration Act 2002 specifies the transactions of land that trigger compulsory registration with the Land Registry. This includes the transfer of property between sellers and buyers, the creation of a new lease, the gifting of land between families and taking a mortgage over a property.

The registration of title deeds with the Land Registry has a number of important advantages and supports home owners by providing state-backed registration which gives greater security of title. If the deeds to your property are not registered or if you are uncertain as to whether or not you have registered title to your home then the property team at Linder Myers can assist you.

Property fraudsters – who is to blame?

It is commonplace for a legal professional to request proof of identification from their client at the beginning of any legal transaction. For a conveyancer, verifying their client’s identity is a particularly heavy burden to bear. Not only does a conveyancer owe a duty of care to their client, but also to their client’s lender…

Brexit – a waiting game

One of the hottest topics in Britain this year was undoubtedly the EU referendum. In the months leading up to the result of the vote, Britain’s future was the centre of media frenzy. Team Brexit ultimately stole the vote on 23 June 2016 with the majority of British voters making the historic decision to leave…

Help to Buy draws to a close at the end of 2016

It has been announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond that the Government backed Help to Buy Scheme is to be scrapped at the end of 2016.

The scheme has been available to buyers since 2014 with approximately 185,000 homes being purchased under the scheme. Buyers utilising the scheme were able to take advantage of favourable mortgage rates with deposits as low as 5%.

Help to Buy – good news for the housing market?

As the Government backed ‘Help to Buy’ scheme is launched, hopes are high that tens of thousands of first time buyers, previously unable to afford the large deposit required to secure a mortgage, will now be able to make that first rung on the property ladder. Help to Buy is actually made up of two…

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