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Conveyancing Jargon Demystified: What's The Name of That Legal Thingy? Part 2

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Conveyancing Jargon Demystified: What's The Name of That Legal Thingy? Part 2

  1. 1. you came to the right place for more.
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  3. 3. Subject to Contract: The term used to cover the period after a Price has been agreed by the Buyer and Seller, but before a formal exchange of contracts make the sale and purchase legally binding.
  4. 4. Gazumping: Is where a SELLER accepts a higher offer from someone else. Gazumping can occur at any time, but Gazundering is most likely just before an Exchange of Contracts to ensure maximum advantage for the Buyer. Gazumping occurs in a rising Housing Market; Gazundering occurs in a falling Housing Market.
  5. 5. The Seller gives up possession of the property to the Buyer in return for the balance of the purchase price. Contract Rate: A penalty rate of interest, payable by either the seller or the buyer, if the sale or purchase does not complete on the Completion Date.
  6. 6. Property Information Form: A questionnaire completed by the Seller which gives information about the property such as extensions, rights of way, disputes and flooding.
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  8. 8. Ground Rent: Annual payments made to a Landlord. Applies only to leasehold properties. Not to be confused with a Rentcharge. Tenure: The Legal Title to a Property can be either Freehold or Leasehold.
  9. 9. Deed of Variation: A Deed that changes the terms of a Lease.
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  12. 12. It will also show whether the property may be affected by Radon gas, flooding, landslip, coal mining or subsidence. 500m
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  14. 14. Mortgagor: The borrower who gives security to the lender. Redemption Figure: The amount required to pay off an existing mortgage on a property.
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  16. 16. There are other ways Declaration of Trusts can be used but mostly they are used where the owners are neither married nor in a civil partnership.
  17. 17. Shared Equity: where a buyer purchases a percentage share in a property and the developer/housing association keeps the remaining percentage share.
  18. 18. Shared Ownership: This scheme allows buyers to purchase a house for as little as a 25% share in the property. The other 75% share is paid as subsidised rent.
  19. 19. Engrossment: The final version of a document after any agreed amendments have been made to the original draft.
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  22. 22. Clutton Cox Solicitors are based in Chipping Sodbury, Bristol but we really do cover all of England and Wales. Follow Us on Twitter @cluttoncoxlegal Or Just Plain (see what we did there) get in touch 01454312125