Digging Down Is Certainly On The Up – Basement Developments

2022-03-21T14:08:53+00:00January 24th, 2017|

Basement Developments Are on the Rise The number of basement and other subterranean residential developments have risen dramatically in recent years, with homeowners looking to maximise their home’s potential – whether they be modest suburban projects or mega-basements in central London mansions – digging down is certainly on the up. Unlocking extra space clearly [...]

Risks To Diminishing Lease Terms

2022-03-21T15:13:07+00:00August 8th, 2016|

Leaseholds Could Plummet in Value Potentially one and a half million leaseholders in England and Wales are facing an increased risk of their property plummeting in value, or even becoming unmortgageable, as a number of lenders have recently increased their minimum unexpired lease term requirements to 85 years. In the last six months of 2015, [...]

What To Leave, Or Not To Leave, When Moving House

2022-03-21T16:23:17+00:00July 4th, 2016|

Can You Leave Anything When Moving House? Theodore Jenner, from Stone Rowe Brewer’s Teddington office, looks into some typical moving day conundrums and explains where we stand legally if a seller has refused to clear out their shed on completion day! When buying a residential property the contract between a buyer and seller will contain [...]

Lease Extensions and Freehold Enfranchisement Ruling

2022-03-21T15:52:17+00:00June 30th, 2016|

Lease Extensions and Freehold Enfranchisement Reform In its decision in Sinclair Gardens Investments (Kensington) Ltd v Wisbey [2016] UKUT 203 the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has recently considered the scope of a landlord's ability to recover its costs for dealing with granting a new lease under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA [...]