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The process of transferring the
legal ownership of a property
from one owner to a new owner.
The Conveyancing process has
developed over many hundreds of years.
Inevitably, there are
technical words or phraseswhich you might not have come across.
Many Conveyancing Solicitors still u...
aforesaid mentioned
Plain English
Occasionally, you will find some Conveyancing
Solicitors who promise to speak in…
We at Clutton Cox do at le...
A – Z Guide
for you in Plain English to help
explain Conveyancing Jargon.
Contract for Sale: The legal document which sets
out the terms of the sale and purchase of the
property. There are two Con...
Caveat Emptor: It means “Let
the Buyer Beware”. A Buyer
must make all enquires and
surveys before committing to
buy a prop...
Easement: A right benefiting one
property over another, such as a right
of way on foot and/or for vehicles.
Leasehold: Ownership which is time
dependent and subject to more restrictions
and obligations than freeholds e.g. flats
Guarantor: Someone who agrees to
pay a mortgage on a property in
the event that the borrower/owner
defaults on payments.
The alternative is Tenants in
Common: The owner owns a specific
percentage of the property and its
proceeds of sale e.g. 5...
Not many people know
this, but the word
derives from the Norman
French meaning literally,
“death pledge”.
Official Copies of Register & Plan:
Official copies of the registered title
to a property from the Land Registry
showing w...
A Rentcharge only relates to
freehold property and is not
to be confused with Ground
Rents which only relate to
Leasehold ...
Registered Land: Property
(freehold and leasehold) where
proof of ownership and matters
affecting the property have
been a...
You: The most important person
as far as we are concerned. Not
us, not what we do, but YOU.
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“endeth”) the first lesson.
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