Areas of Law / Property

Whether you are buying a property, moving house or selling your property on, for many this is one of the biggest financial decisions you can make in life, and can often be a stressful process.

The last thing you need is complicated legal jargon to add to the mix. The right expert legal support can make the whole property process quicker and easier for you.

Once you’ve got the keys to that dream property, its natural that your top priority will be to protect it. When property disputes arise, life can suddenly become stressful. Whether you are a home owner, a landlord or a tenant, we understand that property disputes can be unpleasant and highly complicated, and you need the right legal advice to guide you through the process.

Residential property law can cover a wide range of areas, including:

  • Buying or selling your home
  • Compulsory purchases
  • Deeds of Gift
  • Property Disputes
  • Part-Exchanges
  • Re-Mortgages
  • Right to Buy
  • Transfers of Equity

From home hunter queries to house-builder advice or neighbour disputes, we have wide-ranging experience in the day-to-day and the complexities of property law; so everything you need to get moving is right here. Our bank of free questions and answers can provide a wide range of legal advice with regards to residential property and your rights.

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Property Questions

We bought a house 18 months ago which shares a drive with a neighbour. Our title deeds refer to a deed of grant of “mutual right of way” drawn up in 1965. We would like to divide the driveway with a fence. How do we go about changing the shared access agreement?

I want to sell my house to my son, at the normal market value. Is the process just the same as selling to a stranger?

Three houses in our row share a cesspool in one of the gardens. We have heard that we have to register it by next year. Is this true? The cesspool is 50 years old. Will the fact that we share a cesspool devalue our house?

We bought a house eleven years ago and leased half an acre of garden from the house next door. We had a ten-year agreement paying £50 a year. We spent a lot of money turning it into a garden, but we have just been informed that the land has been sold to a firm in London. Shouldn’t we have had first refusal?

We live in a property owned by a housing association. They’ve fitted new wiring and a new kitchen and bathroom. Unfortunately my partner has been in arrears with the rent, and they’ve now told us that it’s down to us to carry out all the repairs and redecoration required after all this heavy work has been completed. Can this be right?

I notice on my council tax bill that the house is in a lower band than it should be: we had an extension built some time ago, and I assumed since we applied for planning permission it would have been taken into account. Should I draw their attention to it?

When I was divorced 20 years ago my ex-wife was allowed to stay on in the house as long as she paid the mortgage instalments. I reached 65 recently and assumed the mortgage would have been paid off by now, but I discover that she has only been paying the interest. Are they allowed to continue this arrangement?

My husband and I are joint owners of our mortgage-free, freehold house and we have lived here for 60 years. My son, who is in his late 50’s, is single and has always lived with us. We would like to make him a co-owner of the property. Is this possible, and how would we go about it?

I was hoping to buy my council house, but when I applied for a mortgage I was turned down because the house has a history of subsidence. I don’t think this is right; it’s not as though the house would ever have been sold. I just wanted to pass it down to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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