Conveyancing and Property Law
The most comprehensive conveyancing and property law advice resource on the web
Property law is a vitally important area of legal practice, defining, as it does, an individual’s rights over their property and land. Conveyancing is no less important, being the complex series of legal processes and procedures which must be undertaken when purchasing property.
What do I need to know when buying a house?
Our Conveyancing FAQ covers many of the basics of conveyancing, and our Find a Solicitor service makes it easy for you to find the right property and conveyancing solicitors for your needs. We also have a variety of other resources available if you feel that you need to learn more about purchasing a house.
As mentioned before, it’s vital to understand the conveyancing process, including a breakdown of conveyancing quotations and fees, when you may want to use online conveyancing, and the important of finding out whether your desired property is freehold or leasehold. It’s also vital to understand the remit and relevance of stamp duty when making a property purchase.
We also have some advice for first-time buyers on what to look out for, as well as the various schemes in place to help them to take the first step onto the property ladder.
What if I already own a property?
Simply owning your own property doesn’t mean that property law ceases to apply, and it can come into play in a variety of ways. For example, if you wish to extend your property in any way, you may need to be aware of the relevant laws governing planning permission.
If you are having trouble with another person living nearby, you’ll want to bring your legal rights to bear as they relate to neighbour disputes.
Additionally, for those who want to take the plunge into renting out properties, it’s vital to be aware of tenants’ rights and landlord responsibilities, as well as landlord law in general.
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