Bushra Mohammed

Freehold vs leasehold

Bushra Mohammed, Property Solicitor Before you choose the best investment for you, it’s important to understand the two main methods of ownership: freehold and leasehold. Both types are relevant whether you’re considering residential or commercial investments. Why buy freehold? Freehold is a property with no restrictions – the ideal scenario as the property is all […]
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Repossession rescue: Can investors do the right thing in a post-covid economy?

Trish McGirr Trish McGirr examines the financial impact of the pandemic faced by thousands of families and looks at what investors can do to help without losing profit On 4 May 2021, HM Treasury launched the Breathing Space scheme to help people in debt. Under the scheme, people are protected from creditor action for 60 […]
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Conveyancing process for investors

Bushra Mohammed, Property SolicitorConveyancing is the process of legally transferring the legal title for property from the vendor to the purchaser. It involves multiple parties and is a process that can feel long and frustrating at times, but there are ways to organise yourself to ensure a smoother transaction when you’re purchasing a property. Initial […]
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The new use class

Chris Pipe, Planning Director Last year the government announced changes to the Use Class Order 1987 which identifies what classification a use falls within. Whilst it’s been changed many times over the years, the recent changes have been subject to much debate in town planning circles, as Chris Pipe, Director of Planning House, explains. What […]
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Business interruption insurance ruling: The effect on landlords and tenants

Hayley Gilbert, Commercial Property Solicitor The Covid-19 outbreak continues to affect landlords and tenants alike, and sometimes not in the most obvious ways. Conflicting cases In a recent business interruption test case, The Financial Conduct Authority vs Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd & Others [2021] UKSC 1, clarity was sought on the meaning and effect of […]
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Auction legal packs

Bushra Mohammed, Property SolicitorWhat is an auction legal pack? Why do you need to read it? The legal pack is a collection of documents prepared by the seller’s solicitors relating to the property. Available to download from the auction company’s website, the pack is probably the most important part of the auction buying process and […]
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Going once, going twice… Sold!

Buying a property at auction: How to minimise the risksHayley Gilbert, Commercial Property SolicitorBuying a property at auction is often appealing for a number of reasons (not least thanks to “Homes under the Hammer”) and we’re certainly seeing an increase in interest from clients wanting to purchase this way. but how does the auction process […]
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Factors to consider when insuring a property development

Anthony Halliburton Over the past month we have seen an increase in the number of refurbishment and conversion projects from our property clients, these range from a modernisation of a standard buy-to-let house to a commercial conversion of a Grade II-listed property.  If you’re planning a major refurbishment of your property or considering a commercial […]
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COVID-19: The effect on the future of commercial property

Whilst it’s clear that all sectors of the property market have been hit by the pandemic, at least one sector appears to have hit back since the easing of restrictions across the summer. With house prices now overtaking pre-pandemic rates, an increase in house sales and in mortgage applications, there’s little doubt that the residential […]
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Property Sourcers

The role of a property sourcer and what to consider when thinking about hiring one Hayley Gilbert, Commercial Solicitor With more and more individuals and companies setting up as property sourcers or property finders in the UK, you may be asking yourself whether you’re missing a trick by not using one. But what exactly does […]
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