Leasehold reform

Leasehold reform

When selling a leasehold property, particularly in a professionally managed block of flats, the managing agent needs to supply information that is required by the buyer’s solicitor and will charge a fee for doing so. This fee varies but it usually amounts to a few...
Home Buying Reservation Agreements to be tested this year

Home Buying Reservation Agreements to be tested this year

The Government has stated that it wishes to trial reservation agreements this year and it is developing a standard reservation agreement to reduce the number of failed property transactions. The Government is commissioning ‘behavioural insight’ research to help...
Government backs property logbooks to speed up conveyancing

Government backs property logbooks to speed up conveyancing

Matt Prior of the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government confirmed on 6th November that the Government is likely to introduce measures requiring sellers to provide more information up front about their property before it goes on the market. This is...
Government response to improving the home buying and selling process following call for evidence

Land Registry announces further progress towards digitisation

In 2017 the Land Registry launched a consultation on digital conveyancing and last week it was announced that from 6th April 2018, changes to the Land Registration Rules will further enable digital land registration. The Land Registry’s aim is to use the digital...
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