Property-Commercial and Residential

Advice and Assistance from Cohen Cramer

We believe that buying and selling your home warrants the highest quality service to ensure that the transaction runs smoothly whilst protecting your best interests. Our clients return to us time after time and we are regularly recommended to clients’ friends, families and colleagues.

We offer fixed fees on all our residential conveyancing services so that you have peace of mind in terms of cost.

Buying and selling a Property

We are deliberately different  from the volume, process driven providers of residential conveyancing .

Moving house is one of life’s most stressful activities but with our experienced team looking after you, you are free to concentrate on what you need to do while we take care of the legal side.

You will have a dedicated lawyer who will be with you every step of the way, from initial contact to completion.


We will liaise with mortgagees,  estate agents and/or surveyors so that everyone is up to date and your transaction is co-ordinated.

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Equity Release and re-mortgaging

You may be in a position where you want or need to release some of the wealth tied up in your property or switch lender to take advantage of a better rate of interest. Whatever the situation, there will be deadlines and conditions to be met.

Speed is often of the essence in these transactions and we will quickly be able to identify any issues affecting your property using the Land Registry’s online portal.

Our personal service will ensure that you understand what is going on from the beginning, what the costs are and how long the transaction is  likely to take.

Co ownership /Joint Ownership and Transfer of Ownership

Joint or co ownership of property can be a complex area.Property can be jointly owned either by parties as “joint tenants” or “tenants in common” and the implications of these options are far reaching and important.

We can talk you through these options, explain their ramifications and help you make the right decision to protect your investment and share in the property when you are buying.

If you already own a property in joint names and are separating from a partner or there has been a change in circumstances and perhaps one party wants to buy out the other, you need the right advice to ensure that your interests are protected and your intentions properly documented. Many problems occur down the line if such issues are not addressed properly at the outset. A simple trust document at the outset, for example ,  can save money and anxiety later

Specialist Leasehold Services

Leasehold

Buying and selling your home can necessitate some particular areas of expertise, especially around leasehold property. Our lawyers are experienced leasehold practitioners and and will guide you through the complex web of law and practice

Leasehold conveyancing – flats are often owned  on long leases but houses can be too. This can involve deeds of variation or rectification to a lease; dealing with management companies, transfer of shares in management companies; service charge issues/disputes; landlord consent issues.

Rights to extend leases

Many leaseholders have the right  to extend their lease. Long leaseholders of flats may have the right to extend  for a further 90 years  under the 1993 Leasehold Reform Act, the main qualification being that you must have owned the property  for a period of 2 years or more.

Long Leaseholders of houses may have the right to extend their lease for a further 50 years. There is strict process laid down by parliament  that you must follow and strict timescales to be followed by both sides. The correct notices must be served and a valuation arrived at.

Rights to manage

This is a useful right for leaseholders of flats to take over the landlord’s management functions using a special company set up by them – the right to manage company. This only applies to flats as it is dealing with management of the block or building which contains the flats. There are strict criteria to enable the transfer to happen but if the criteria are met there is no need for any “fault” to be found on the part of the landlord or any court order

Enfranchisement

Qualifying tenants of flats have the right to collectively purchase the freehold of their block.  Qualifying tenants of houses have rights to acquire their freeholds. The process is set out in acts of parliament and  there are complex rules relating to the calculation of price which require expert valuation.

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