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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...

Saving for your first home with the Lifetime ISA

Buying your home with the new Lifetime ISA. The Lifetime ISA was launched on 6th April 2017.  Their purpose is to help first time buyers to save for their first home and to replace the Help to Buy ISA, which is being phased out in November 2019.  Unlike the Help to Buy ISA, which you have to close when you purchase your property, the Lifetime ISA can remain...

What if my Tenant does not repair my Commercial Property?

In commercial property leases, there are usually provisions which require the Tenant to carry out certain repairs to the Property. But what happens if a Tenant has caused damage to a Landlord’s commercial premises and but do not repair the damage? Our Commercial Property Solicitors discuss the options below. Damage to a commercial property is usually a breach...