Author Archives for pagenelson

Existing easements and redevelopment

January 17, 2012 7:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Existing easements and redevelopment

The Court of Appeal ruling in McAdams Homes Limited -v- Robinson turned on the response to two questions:- 1. Did the redevelopment represent a “change of identity” or a “radical change in character” of the dominant site – in that... View Article


Legal indemnity insurance

January 26, 2011 6:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Legal indemnity insurance

Legal indemnity insurance is being demanded by Buyers and offered by Sellers to protect the Buyer (and any lender they have) from defects in title which cannot otherwise be resolved. This type of insurance has been around for a number... View Article


What is Gas Safe?

October 18, 2010 6:03 pm Published by Comments Off on What is Gas Safe?

Anyone carrying out gas work must have a Gas Safe Register ID card. If not, they are breaking the law and of course by doing so they are putting you at risk. Gas safety is one of the most important... View Article


Stamp Duty Land Tax and First Time Buyer’s

October 2, 2010 10:07 am Published by Comments Off on Stamp Duty Land Tax and First Time Buyer’s

Alistair Darling in his 24 March 2010 Budget introduced relief from stamp duty land tax for purchases of residential property at up to £250,000 where the purchaser or all the purchasers are first time buyers and intend to occupy the... View Article


What is and why disclose overriding interests?

September 24, 2010 10:00 am Published by Comments Off on What is and why disclose overriding interests?

In order for the Land Registry to make their records more comprehensive, on sale homeowners are now being asked to specify whether or not certain matters known as “overriding interests” apply to their property. When you are selling a property... View Article


Electrical Work Needs To Be Properly Certified

September 23, 2010 8:21 am Published by Comments Off on Electrical Work Needs To Be Properly Certified

Why Electrical work needs to be properly certified? (and not only to ensure your own safety!) Since 1st January 2005, all electrical work carried out in dwellings (which includes but is not limited to houses, maisonettes and flats) has had... View Article


What is Chancel Repair Liability?

September 2, 2010 5:34 pm Published by Comments Off on What is Chancel Repair Liability?

Chancel repair liability is an ancient interest benefiting approximately 5200 prereformation churches (pre-1954) in England and Wales. The liability is to pay or contribute to the repair of that part of the church known as the chancel. Who is Liable?... View Article


Why do I need a Will?

August 21, 2010 2:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Why do I need a Will?

It usually makes sense for you to make your will. Here’s why it’s a good idea: 1. You can make sure you don’t pay too much tax. 2. You control who receives your property and assets, rather than the law... View Article