Our 12 Step Guide To Get Your Conveyancing Right When Selling Your Property.

If you’ve made the decision that it’s time to put your property on the market and move on, you may focus on the obvious things like picking the estate agent, deciding on the price, and thinking about where you’re going to move to. Picking your conveyancing...

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Express Conveyancing’s Property Guide

  There are lots of different ways in which you can own property, so we thought it might be useful if we set out some of the most common property ownership terms, which might help you understand the process. Residential Property A residential property is usually either freehold...

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11 Tips On How To Be A Good Tenant

We often have clients complaining about their landlords and how unreasonably they behave. They tell us about how their landlords put in unreasonable charges, enforce the terms of their lease in unreasonable ways, and are generally unyielding and difficult. Often our clients are completely in the right...

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11 Tips On How To Be A Good Landlord

Landlords don’t always get a good press.landlord-checklist-express-conveyancing You only have to type the word “Rachman” into Google to see the number of complaints there are about landlords.  The word has become synonymous with high rents and low service, and they are not alone in this category.  Being as Express Conveyancing acts for hundreds of Landlords with their Conveyancing, we have decided to write about the topic on how to be a good landlord. There is an endless list of cases involving unscrupulous landlords who overcharge their tenants on the grounds that tenants are unlikely to do much about it. If you have 100 tenants, and you overcharge them all by £100, on their own it’s not worth their while arguing, but cumulatively the landlord is £1,000 better off.  Of course if the tenant refuses to pay, the landlord probably won’t chase them, but at some point the tenant might want a reference from the landlord and so might pay up. If it’s a long term lease, the tenant will want to sell, and won’t want the new owner to know that their landlord is difficult, and so are likely to pay up to ensure the smooth sale of the property. Landlords have a great deal of power, but with great power comes great responsibility.  Courts are willing to sanction landlords who do not honour their obligations. There are, of course, plenty of good, reliable, honourable and trustworthy landlords, some of whom probably feel that they are the ones that get the raw deal.
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