People choose to move house for many reasons and quite often the need for more space is a major factor – but it is possible to take your existing mortgage with you? Applying for a mortgage can be time consuming and if your circumstances have changed, but you have a mortgage deal in place, you may be put off moving by the thought of having to go through the process all over again. Porting a mortgage The good news is that it is possible to take an existing mortgage with you to another home - that is as long as…Read more..
Buying a home can be a stressful time for many but if you’re aware of documents such as transfer deeds and processes such as land searches then you’ll be well prepared with what to expect. It’s important to feel comfortable about what purchasing a property entails and what you (as the buyer), and the seller need to provide. A good understanding will help the process to run smoother and more quickly – let’s face it, buying a property is also an exciting time, one of many plans and opportunities. So what exactly are transfer deeds? A transfer deed is a…Read more..
Adverse possession is a tricky concept to get your head around. In simple terms it refers to acquiring land that doesn’t belong to you. An “adverse possessor” relates to an individual who, if they trespass on or occupy land owned by someone else for a sufficient and continuous amount of time, can claim a lawful title to the land in question. Throughout the history of time, individuals, communities and nations have battled for the ownership of land – for status and basic survival needs. Laws are passed to uphold the right to ownership but that’s not to say circumstances are…Read more..
It may not be the first question that springs to mind when it comes to property exchange, but in order to sign your home over to your children there are a few things to consider. What to be aware of when it comes to gifting a property First off, if you are a homeowner you are within your legal right to give the property to your children at any time in your life, even if you live in it at the time. As people understand the importance of inheritance tax (IHT) implications, assets when it comes to care home fees,…Read more..