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Are The Fixtures And Fittings Surveyed?

Are The Fixtures And Fittings Surveyed?

  Disputes about what's included -  a common cause of deals falling through   When surveyors inspect a property their main focus is on the stability and safety of the structure, and whether the building functions properly. In a typical survey attention is also...

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Will my surveyor flag up any occupancy restrictions?

Will my surveyor flag up any occupancy restrictions?

  Will your survey alert you to occupancy restrictions?   Hidden away in the Deeds (legal title documents) there can be all sorts of nasty restrictions, some of which can dramatically reduce the value of a property.  One such example is where residential...

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Delays answering preliminary enquiries

Delays answering preliminary enquiries

  Delays in answering preliminary enquiries           One of the first jobs for the buyer’s solicitor is to submit a long list of questions to the seller’s solicitor. These are standard questions printed on a form and include availability of mains services;...

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Mortgage Linked Life Insurance and Medical Reports

Mortgage Linked Life Insurance and Medical Reports

  My Mortgage Lender Wants Me To Take Out Life Insurance - Should I Be Worried?   Lenders sometimes insist on you taking out life insurance cover as a condition of the mortgage. This may apply in cases where applicants are of a certain age or have an exciting...

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Legal Problems – Unregistered Title

Legal Problems – Unregistered Title

  Unregistered Title and Delays Getting Title Deeds   There are still some rare cases where the title, or ownership, of a property is still ‘unregistered’. This might be the case for example where the house in question has been in the same family for donkeys’...

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