Whether you're a layman looking to understand your own transaction or a lawyer needing assistance with a client's conveyancing our step by step sale and purchase guides will lead you through the process while our mini guides will break the whole thing into manageable chunks and give a deep insight into the key issues and stages. Leasehold, freehold, unregistered, registered – we've got it all covered.
Need help with a remortgage or transfer of equity / deed of gift? Our guides will walk you through the process and highlight some of the common pitfalls. Mortgages and transfers can be very simple procedures but complex issues can sometimes arise and mistakes are easily made. These guides will help you deal with them.
So you want to have a go at your own conveyancing? First you should read about the risks, then if you're still happy to proceed, our guides will take you through each stage of the process telling you what to look out for and helping you avoid falling into expensive traps. Our subscription service will give you access to all of the documents you should need for your conveyancing and we can even supply you with the Land Registry Official Copies you'll need. Our general guides will cover all the obstacles you are likely to face and offer a practical solution. Have a look at our sale and purchase guides too.
A big part of the conveyancing process is the conveyancing searches. This section tells you all about them. What they are, how and when to order them and how to interpret the results. Each search has its own guide and you'll see they are separated into Standard (should be done in every case), Regional (area specific) and Optional (not essential but often useful tools for the would be purchaser). All buyers should beware that when you buy a property, the law assumes that you have seen the information that would have been revealed by searches whether or not you have actually carried them out, so you buy the property subject to the results.
Using a conveyancer to handle your conveyancing will greatly reduce the risk to you and sometimes, particularly if you are taking out a new mortgage, you will have no choice but to instruct a conveyancer. The good news is it doesn't have to break the bank. Get a free, instant quote here. We can also help with quick easy quotes for other moving related services.
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I have recently bought a leasehold flat and have discovered since that the freeholder is trying to get planning permission to build another property on land at the end of our garden. This would overlook our building and the occupants would have access through the shared garden. The seller did not respond to the question about planning applications on adjoining land on the property information form despite an application being active when they completed the form. Do I have any legal options in this scenario? I also have a clause in my lease which says I cannot object to any plans the freeholder has to develop adjoining land etc. is this legally binding?
The seller isn't liable to you for simply not answering the question, I'm afraid you should have pushed for an answer (did you discuss this point with your solicitor?). As for your landlord, he can do what he likes as long as he doesn't interfere with any rights (of way or services or to park for example) granted under the lease and as long as he doesn't breach the covenant not to "derogate from grant" which is implied in all leases. This covenant means that the landlord cannot having granted the lease proceed to behalf in a way that prevent you from or hinders you in using the property for its intended purpose. How this is interpreted will depend on the facts of each case.
There is no reason you cannot object to the planning application your landlord has made (if you are still in time).