Buying

Why I bought a flat?

Retirement Flat -Rosemary Hazelock 

I bought a retirement property after I found my house was too difficult to manage any more.

I decided on a brand new flat that I purchased from the developers, this meant I could choose my preferred bathroom and kitchen fittings which let me co-ordinate with the furniture from my house that I already had.

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What should I consider before buying a leasehold property?

Issues surrounding the ownership of leasehold properties are varied and complex. There are many issues that will have bearing on the... more »

 Leasehold ownership: 7 key issues briefly considered

Many of the enquiries the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) receives are from prospective purchasers of leasehold property, those... more »

 Karen Bright asks what happens to the deposit paid by the buyer?

It is normal in residential property transactions on exchange of contracts that a buyer is required to pay a 10% deposit. This is part... more »

Housing and Planning Act 2016

Yashmin Mistry, Partner at JPC Law looks at the significant changes to the Housing Act. The 2016 Act was passed on 12th May 2016 but... more »

Why should I instruct a specialist on my flat sale or purchase?

 There are many firms offering to deal with the sale or purchase of flats for very low fees so what are the benefits to paying... more »

Are you an Estate Agent using Twitter? Or a Service Provider to this industry?

Are you an Estate Agent using Twitter? Or a Service Provider to this industry?  Join us on the recently launched #Prophour every... more »

Why I bought a flat

Retirement Flat Rosemary Hazelock   I bought a retirement property after I found my house was too difficult to manage any more. I... more »

Has your property got the U-factor?

Forget the X-factor, living on a street with a name beginning with the letter ‘U’  could boost the value of your property,... more »

Southampton tipped to become next retirement hotspot

Southampton is expected to overtake Bournemouth this year as the UK’s most popular retirement location. The prediction comes... more »

Buying and selling a flat with a short lease

What is a statutory lease extension? The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (“the 1993 Act”) allows... more »

Buying a flat with a short lease and extending the lease

Ideally a prospective buyer looking to purchase a leasehold property which has 83 years or more unexpired on its term should do... more »

Buying a retirement flat

Why do people buy retirement flats? For a number of reasons, but generally to enjoy independent living. Your age is only a number... more »

ARMA Lessee Advisory Note 9 - Conveyancing

SUMMARY This note gives an outline of the typical events in selling a leasehold flat. It explains the usual sorts of restrictions... more »