Category: Conveyancing

tenants in common

What are Tenants in Common?

If you are looking to buy property with your partner, a relative or friend, or perhaps you have jointly inherited a property, there are two different types of property ownership options: ‘tenants in common’...

compulsory purchase order

What is a Compulsory Purchase Order?

Discovering that the property you own or occupy may be compulsorily acquired can be very distressing, particularly if you are unaware of where you stand legally. Below we examine in more detail the question...

vacant possession

What is Vacant Possession?

Definition of vacant possession Vacant possession is the contractual right to exclusive use of a property, both physically and legally, following the sale of a property or grant of a lease. The purchaser or...

fracking

A Guide to Fracking and Manorial Rights 

Fracking has become highly controversial for a number of reasons, with concerns around the environmental impact of this activity, access rights and ownership of the minerals. Fracking is a technique used to recover gas...

boundary-dispute

Boundary Dispute – What are Your Rights?

A boundary dispute is a disagreement between the owner(s) or occupier(s) of two or more neighbouring properties in respect of their rights and duties over their land. It is common for minor disagreements with...