Entries by Meaby

The Government’s leasehold reform announcement: how will it affect landlords on lease extension?

The Government announced big changes to the procedure for statutory lease extensions. Please see our blog for full details: https://www.meaby.co.uk/leasehold-reform-big-changes-announced/ How will Government’s leasehold reform affect landlords on lease extension? Firstly, it is not clear whether 990-year premiums will be at a higher premium than those of 90-year extensions under the current rules. Surveyors have […]

How will Government’s proposed leasehold reform affect landlords on enfranchisement?

The Government announced big changes to the procedure for enfranchisement (buying their freehold). Please see our blog for full details: https://www.meaby.co.uk/leasehold-reform-big-changes-announced/ How much will it cost leaseholders to buy their freehold or extend their lease under under new Government proposals? The Government has said: “An online calculator will be introduced to make it simpler for leaseholders to […]

How does the recent leasehold reform announcement affect my right to manage intentions?

In short, the recent leasehold reform announcement shouldn’t affect your right to manage intentions very much at all. The Government announced big changes to the procedure for leasehold reform yesterday. Please see our blog for full details: https://www.meaby.co.uk/leasehold-reform-big-changes-announced/ What is commonhold? One aspect of the Government’s leasehold reform announcement was to introduce a scheme of […]

The Announcement: should I extend my lease now or wait?

Should leaseholders extend their lease now or wait? The Government announced big changes to the procedure for lease extensions yesterday. Please see our blog for full details: https://www.meaby.co.uk/leasehold-reform-big-changes-announced/ The announcement poses the question should leaseholders extend their lease now or wait? A number of factors needed to be considered and it will depend on the […]

The Announcement: should I buy my freehold now or wait?

The Government announced big changes to the procedure for enfranchisement (buying the freehold). Please see our blog for full details: https://www.meaby.co.uk/leasehold-reform-big-changes-announced/ The announcement poses the question should leaseholders buy their freehold now or wait? A number of factors need to be considered and it will depend on the circumstances in each case. The Government’s announcement […]

Leasehold Reform – Big changes announced

What affect will the leasehold reform changes have? The Government has now announced proposed changes to lease extensions which will be welcomed by all leaseholders. The main changes will be: The Term of the Lease Extension Under current regulations, a lease of a house can be extended by up to 50 years and a lease […]

Lockdown 3.0 – What does this mean for couples due to get married in 2021- A quick fire Q and A

Another Lockdown means further uncertainty surrounding the status of weddings for the year. With many couples and suppliers having postponed weddings from 2020 to 2021, the Government’s national lockdown in response to the increase in COVID-19 infections, raises uncertainty for weddings in 2021. 1. Can I get married during the lockdown? Weddings and civil partnership […]

Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 11th December our team had fun taking part in the Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children Fund. Members of staff from every office took part and we managed to raise over £300 for the charity. Thank you to our Head of Accounts, Libby Sarsfield for organising. Hats off to Stephen Carr from […]

BUYING A PROPERTY IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY?

Local Authority Searches In Hackney Delayed Since Covid-19, local authorities have been experiencing delays in producing local authority searches.  With the stamp duty holiday ending on 31 March 2021, any delays in transactions have been producing anxiety for clients who wish to buy before the end of the stamp duty holiday. Since Covid-19, Hackney Council […]