Conveyancing Process & Fees Explained

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of property from one party to another. During the process, you will need to make payments to parties other than your conveyancing solicitor. You would however first make the payment to your solicitor, who would then distribute the monies as necessary. Any payment you initially make to your solicitor, but which is then passed to another party, is known as a ‘disbursement’. Examples of disbursements and fees include: Local authority search fees – to ensure the property is not affected by any planned local development, such as new roads; to ascertain whether…

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Specific Wishes in Death? Make a Will

If you have specific wishes in death, make sure you make a Will If you want your assets to go to the right people when you pass away, then you have no option but to make a Will. There are perhaps two common misconceptions about what happens to your property and possessions on death, which are: Your partner will get everything anyway You can simply leave informal instructions with your partner or a close relative, explaining who you want your various assets to go to It is most certainly not the case that your partner will automatically receive everything on…

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