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Aircraft Noise Immunity Prevails in Court of Appeal Nuisance Case

A couple who said that shattering helicopter noise from a nearby aerodrome made their lives a misery and stymied their hopes of selling their £4 million home will just have to live with the racket following a Court of Appeal ruling. After the couple launched proceedings alleging noise nuisance, a judge described the sound of helicopters making training flights...

What is the difference between Freehold and Leasehold Property?

What is the difference between Freehold and Leasehold? There are two ways in which a property in the UK can be registered, either with a Freehold Title or a Leasehold Title.  These are two very different types ways to hold land and the fundamental difference is whether you will own the land outright or not. Freehold Title Where a property is registered with a...

Leases – subletting and assigning commercial leases

Whether you are a Tenant or a Landlord of a Commercial Property, you’ll want to know what you can and cannot do in relation to assigning and sub-letting a Lease. Our Commercial Property Specialists give a short guide on the difference between absolute and qualified restrictions, but as always if there is anything which you need specific advice on then...

What is a Property Information Form and Fixtures and Contents Form when selling a house?

As part of the conveyancing process in selling your home, you will have to complete a couple of forms. These are sometimes called “protocol forms” but will usually include a Property Information Form and a Fixtures and Fittings Questionnaire. What is a Property Information Form? When you are selling a property, your solicitor will send you a copy of...

What is an Environmental Search when buying a property and do I need it?

An Environmental Search is a report into Environmental issues, which we always recommend is carried out when purchasing a residential property. Our conveyancing solicitors in Leicester set out why Josiah Hincks as a firm always carry out Environmental Searches for our conveyancing clients. An Environmental Search Report looks into to the following Environmental...

Types of Property Ownership in the UK – Joint Tenancy vs Tenants in Common

One of the questions you’ll need to consider when purchasing a Property in the UK is who will be the owner and how the property will be held. There are a couple of legal differences to Property Ownership, particularly in relation to Joint Ownership and the question of Joint Tenants versus Tenants in Common. In this short article by our residential...