Beneficial Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common

When purchasing a property jointly with another person, you will need to consider how you wish to legally hold the property together. You can either hold the property as Beneficial Joint Tenants or as Tenants in Common. Knowing the difference between the two is crucial, as each of these options has…


Adopted and Unadopted Roads - Highways

When you purchase a property, there are a number of searches that your solicitor carries out. Adopted and unadopted roads are one of these searches. The Local Authority search will indicate whether the road that fronts your property is adopted by the Local Authority. You should be cautious of this…


Increase to HM Land Registry fees

The Land Registry are increasing their application fees for first registrations and the registration of transfers, leases and mortgages of properties for the first time since 2009. There is an 11% increase for all electronic applications and a 21% increase for postal submissions. The aim is for…


Payment Diversion Fraud

In our recent blog, How to protect yourself from property and payment diversion fraud, we looked at the different ways in which criminals are scamming victims out of both their property and their money. In this blog, we will focus on Payment Diversion Fraud. This is where a criminal tricks a client…