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The latest news & events from Preston & Goldburn

Land Registry Property Alert System

Land Registry Property Alert System

In 2014 the Land Registry launched a property alert service.  Thousands of people have signed up to the service which allows property owners and professionals to receive alerts on a property when any conveyancing activity occurs. The service is free of charge and was introduced to help in the prevention of property fraud.  It is […]
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Conversions and the Party Wall Act

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If you live in a terrace or a semi-detached property and intend to convert your roof space, it is almost certain that the works will be covered by the Party Wall Act 1996. It is not the conversion itself that is notifiable but the parts of the work that have a direct effect on the […]
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The Value of a Survey

Latest Land Registry figures show that the average house price in Helston is now £210,878.00.  Would you spend that amount of money on a property without some assurance that it is in reasonable condition and worth that amount?  You would be surprised at how many people do. At Borlase and Company, our advice to buyers […]
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Voluntary Registration

When you buy a property, the transaction must be registered at the Land Registry.  Compulsory registration was introduced around 20 years ago but a significant percentage of all land in England and Wales is still unregistered.  However, registration offers various advantages to property owners and can provide: greater security of title backed by a State […]
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