Digging Down Is Certainly On The Up – Basement Developments

2017-09-21T11:48:21+01:00January 24th, 2017|

Digging Down Is Certainly On The Up – Basement Developments 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. [...]

Risks To Diminishing Lease Terms

2019-06-12T15:10:29+01:00August 8th, 2016|

Risks To Diminishing Lease Terms 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

2019-06-12T15:13:07+01:00July 4th, 2016|

What To Leave, Or Not To Leave, 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 [...]

Lease Extensions and Freehold Enfranchisement Ruling

2017-09-21T11:54:16+01:00June 30th, 2016|

Lease Extensions and Freehold Enfranchisement Ruling 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 [...]

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