When you are buying a property, we will be there to advise and support you through every stage, providing expert guidance on all of the procedures and documentation, as well as regular progress updates. Stirling Ackroyd Legal can offer the right service for you, whatever type of property you wish to purchase.
Keeping things simple
Conveyancing can be a complex and sometimes lengthy process, so we are here to keep things as simple and stress-free as possible. We will carry out investigations into the title of your new property with the Land Registry, carry out all the necessary searches on your behalf, and much, much more.
Most houses in the UK are ‘freehold’ properties. This means that the owner, or freeholder, can do whatever they wish, subject to planning regulations. There are however a few exceptions, including:
- If it is a ‘listed building’
- If the property is situated within either a conservation area or an area of outstanding natural beauty
- For certain new builds, permission may be needed to restructure the property
Most UK flats are sold as leaseholds, meaning that the buyer will own the property for a specified number of years, as set out in the lease. The duration of a lease can vary from 99 to 999 years, and the property can still be bought and sold during this time.
When buying a leasehold property, who is the freeholder?
The freeholder is the person or company that owns the property. The leaseholder is the person purchasing the lease. They are responsible for paying yearly ground rent to the freeholder and for any property maintenance or repairs that are required.
Should you wish to know more about the services we offer, please feel free to contact our client services department via firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call 0203 058 3365.