Property law blogs & conveyancing blawgs

Guest property law blogs and blawgs from property and conveyancing lawyers, solicitors and law firms.

Owning a property abroad will require an update to your will

by Fletcher Day September 25, 2015 Guest legal blogging

Those who own a property in Europe are now able to exercise their freedom regarding who they decide will inherit their asset but if the owner wants to benefit from this they will have to take a look at their own will. The EU Succession laws are seeing a change and this means that it […]

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The Importance of Legal Agreements in Protecting your Share of your Property

by FirstMortgage.co.uk September 24, 2015 Conveyancing

Every year, countless couples move in together unaware of how little legal protection they have when it comes to ownership of the home that they now live in. You can live with your partner for decades, but if things were to go horribly wrong and you end up going your separate ways, you could end […]

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Transfer on Death Deed Under the Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

by Friscowill August 19, 2015 Estate Planning

The Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act, found under Chapter 114 of the Texas Estate Code, provides that after September 1st, 2015 the State of Texas will recognize a deed which transfers property upon the death of an individual. This opens new possibilities to Estate Planning which allows an individual to create a deed […]

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Is Fire Risk Assessment a Worthless Expense or a Legal Necessity?

by David Cant September 17, 2014 Law

Most fire hazards are avertable with fire risk assessment. A fire risk assessment basically covers general guidance on fire safety and provision of direction on affluences that may lead to fire and flare-ups. Risk valuation helps ascertain all the fire threats and hazards in your premises after which, you can be able to make the […]

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Freehold Purchase in England and Wales – Some Questions to Ask

by Tim Bishop May 10, 2014 Property Law

There are many reasons why you should purchase the freehold to your house or flat – security, more control over the running of the building, not having to deal with landlords, increasing the value of your flat, having no ground rent to pay and so on – but what do you need to know about […]

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Tenancy at Will or Periodic Tenancy?

by Wright Hassall April 30, 2014 Property Law

It is not uncommon for business leases to be contracted out of the protection afforded by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. When such leases come to an end, the tenant has no statutory right to be granted a new tenancy. However, the tenant may stay in occupation and seek to enter into negotiations with […]

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Right To Manage: How To Gain Management Control Of Your Building

by Tim Bishop March 2, 2014 Property Law

If you live in a block of leasehold flats in the UK but don’t own the freehold, you may have experienced several problems over the years, whether it’s small things not getting fixed, the flats falling into disrepair, or simply trying to communicate with the landlord or managing agents when a reply is not forthcoming. […]

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Can Homeowner Associations Dictate Renovations?

by Ladyblogger January 9, 2014 Property Law

Owning property in a structured community brings issues into play that other homeowners often do not face. Sometimes it seems questionable whether the owner owns the house or if the community actually own the owner. There are positives and negatives of buying a property with a homeowners association, or HOA, and whether their input is […]

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Want to sell your property? Dont forget the Legal Bits!

by EssRitcher January 9, 2014 Property

Once you’ve settled on selling your home, spruced up the areas that might put potential buyers off, and made a mental note to brew coffee, bake bread, and have fresh flowers in the lounge whenever you have a viewing, it’s worth spending a little time just double-checking that you’ve taken care of essential legal issues […]

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Making Safety a #1 Priority at Your Rental Property

by Andrew Miller December 17, 2013 Property Law

Becoming a landlord is an investment in time and energy. You’re loaning a home – in exchange for money – to someone who is usually a total stranger. You’re trusting that person to care for your home as you would … and to pay rent on time so that you can make your mortgage and […]

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What your estate agents doesn’t want you to know.

by EssRitcher December 5, 2013 Property

Estate agents get a bad press; from economical use of the truth – “compact and bijoux” for “poky”, for example – to pushy behaviour to get you to sign on the dotted line, they’re about as popular as the traffic warden with anyone trying to buy or sell a property. However, there are aspects of […]

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Dream home; legal nightmare

by Terry W November 29, 2013 Property

Low house prices and competitive mortgage rates mean it’s a great time to buy property, whether you are working your way onto the property ladder or expanding your existing portfolio. Terry from Carnabys will tell you that it is all too easy to overlook some of the legal issues which can turn your dream house […]

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Why Water Damage Coverage is Important

by RyanD November 3, 2013 Property Law

Water damage in the home can be expensive, and often leaves homeowners devastated as they end up with costly repair bills. If you have flood insurance, you may think you are protected from water damage: unfortunately, these policies only cover a small spectrum of water damage problems. Many homeowners and renters do not realize that […]

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Blog – Lending at an ultimate high

by EdwardHandsandLewis November 1, 2013 Blawg

By Jenna Mistry Latest figures have shown Mortgage Lenders are financing the largest house spree in the last five years. The Council of Mortgage Lenders has suggested first time buyer mortgage lending has also increased by almost a third within the past 12 months. This increase has come about even before the second phase of […]

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Calling All Tenants: Here are Your Rights

by J-Snow October 1, 2013 Property Law

(US property law) If you’re renting, you have a lot of rights you may not realize. Each state has different laws, and because of that, it can get confusing. However, there are some pretty basic rights you have, no matter where you call home. Right Against Discrimination Image via Flickr by U.S. Mission Uganda Your landlord […]

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Renovating a Home? Legal Considerations for Lead Safety

by Ladyblogger September 27, 2013 Property Law

Renovating a home can be a fun project to undertake. Many individuals handle minor renovations or pre-renovation themselves, but there’s undoubtedly a necessity to bring in professionals for certain tasks. Regardless of how a renovation is handled, however, it’s essential to follow all of an area’s local laws. This includes properly handling lead-based paint hazards, […]

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Property litigation: how to avoid it

by Dewar Hogan September 16, 2013 Property Law

Contractual disputes, adverse possession, dilapidations and boundary disagreements. Just uttering these phrases is enough to strike fear into the heart of any commercial property management company. However, with so much capital and rights of parties hanging in the balance, the whole area of property management can be a potential legal minefield. An otherwise rewarding profession […]

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What does warrant for restitution mean for the eviction process?

by propertyreclaim August 29, 2013 Property

A key element of property law, rental agreements are generally excellent for both parties, particularly when you choose your tenants carefully. Choosing your tenants is the most important thing you will do as a landlord. Many landlords will not accept housing-benefit claimants because if legal action became necessary, the landlord would not have the option […]

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Buying a house? Learn about conveyancing.

by Paul Whitaker August 27, 2013 Conveyancing

Whether you are buying your first house or have already been through the process, it can be a daunting and time-consuming experience. You want to be reassured that your legal team will identify any potential problems early and deal with them quickly. One part of the process that often takes a frustratingly long time is […]

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Most Common Contractual Disputes

by Best Solicitors August 26, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Contract Law is one of the biggest areas of law and penetrates all aspects of our lives –from commercial dealings and employment law, to credit agreements and consumer purchases. The formation of a contract is always the same – an offer is made, then once an agreement is reached the acceptance takes place, consideration is […]

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Common Overlooked Legal Issues by Landlords

by Terry W August 9, 2013 Property

Becoming a landlord is something many of us aspire to, although all too often people make the mistake of neglecting to do some simple research into the laws and statutes both tenants and landlords are bound by. It can be easy to think “Somebody is living in my property in exchange for paying me rent. […]

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Life or Death Guidelines for Constructing a New Business Building

by Lilly August 9, 2013 Business

Constructing a new building is one of the most regulated industries out there. When it is finally time to move out of your old, run down building and have a new glorious structure built for you it can be a great time for your business. However, before you get too far into the procedure there […]

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The service charge explained (property law)

by Tim Bishop August 9, 2013 Property Law

Freeholders are legally obliged to maintain their leasehold properties, the costs of which are generally then recovered in the form of a service charge from the leaseholders. However, such charges often cause arguments, with some landlords charging unfair amounts which leaseholders are reluctant to pay. Tenants with a short lease will usually have the cost […]

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Bankruptcy by inheriting a property?

by David Lorenzo August 1, 2013 Estate Planning

(Spanish Law) Could it be possible to get Bankruptcy by inheriting a property? Yes. Weeks ago some news shocked everyone in the newspapers of Spain, an old woman from Jaén, after losing her daughter by her partner, was obliged to pay the debts of both, having accepted the inheritance of his daughter and ignoring or may […]

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Accelerated Possession – what is it all about?

by propertyreclaim July 31, 2013 Property Law

(Property law; England & Wales) When can it be used? A landlord is only permitted to use accelerated possession if the tenancy is either shorthold or statutory periodic (which is when a shorthold tenancy has ended, but the tenant stays in the property with the landlord’s agreement. The tenancy terms do not change.)There must be […]

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