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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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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What is SDLT?

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 30, 2013 Blawg

By Sarah Hailes Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is usually paid when property or land is purchased or transferred in the UK. The amount that is paid for the property will establish how much, if any SDLT is to be paid. The value however, can vary depending on whether the property is residential, freehold, leasehold. […]

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The Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment: What You Need To Know

by Lilly June 20, 2013 Construction and Engineering

An environmental site assessment is important when it comes to constructing any building, whether it’s for business or residential purposes, and this assessment can vary greatly, depending on the city or country. Construction on a new building close to the Berlin Central Train Station was delayed in early 2013 after an unexploded WW2 bomb was found […]

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Well I declare! Why use a Declaration of Trust.

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 9, 2013 Banking and Finance Law

A Declaration of Trust is an arrangement setting out who shall have the ownership of an asset and be able to benefit from it.  This is important if your assets include land or business interests. A declaration of trust is a binding statement by the legal owner of an asset declaring that he holds the […]

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The matrimonial home on divorce – what are my options ?

by John Hirst April 30, 2013 Divorce

The matrimonial home is usually the biggest and most important capital asset that a divorcing couple will own and there are many ways in which matrimonial property is dealt with by the Courts.  Selling the matrimonial home If at all possible, the courts will try to achieve a clean break of the marriage meaning that […]

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Real Estate Laws You May Not Know

by RyanD April 26, 2013 Property Law

Real estate laws can be a buyer or investor’s best friend or worst enemy. For this reason, it is imperative that buyers, sellers, renters, investors, and landlords fully understand the law to avoid surprises. Laws are passed by the federal legislators as well as at the state level. Laws change regularly, so it is critical […]

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Legal Considerations When Investing in Real Estate

by gclatworthy April 23, 2013 Property Law

[U.S Law and General]  Since the housing market crash in 2007, the real estate market has been perfect for investors. Home and property values are extremely low, in some areas down to half their peak value, and interest rates are below four percent. It is a buyer’s market, and it is expected to remain that […]

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Your Legal Rights as a Tenant

by Paul November 14, 2012 Property

The constant increases in property prices throughout the UK have meant that home rental is enjoying a boost in its popularity, as those who are young or who receive lower incomes cannot afford to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder. This puts private landlords in a very powerful position, able […]

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Legal Considerations You Should Make Before Subletting

by RyanD November 3, 2012 Property

(US law and generally) If you are renting a property, you may have the right to sublet the property if you can no longer fulfill your tenant obligations. You may also be able to sublet only one room of the apartment of the home if you cannot cover rents on your own. Subletting, also referred […]

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