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Inside Residential

Issue 7: June 2024

Inside Residential

Editor's Note

Dee Aylward - Mishcon de Reya

The property market is currently abuzz with discussions about the forthcoming general election and its influence on market dynamics. Contrary to expectations of a slowdown, we have seen an increase in new purchases since the beginning of the year, especially in the £5-10 million price range. A significant number of these buyers are international clients, often parents investing in a second home for their children who are studying in the UK, highlighting the global reputation of our educational system. In this issue of Inside Residential our team covers these trends and more.

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Top five things to consider when selling a property following a death

Dealing with property after the death of a loved one can be a complex and emotional process and practical legal advice is vital. If you find yourself in the position of selling a property following the death of the registered proprietor, there are several key legal and practical considerations to keep in mind. Here are the top five things you need to know.


Planning for success: navigating planning permissions and building regulations in property transactions

We regularly act for clients selling or buying properties which have been altered requiring planning permission and building regulation approval. Often, there are issues with the property 'as built' not matching the original plans and drawings submitted with the planning application, non-compliance with the planning conditions and missing building regulation final certificates. This inevitably causes delays to the anticipated exchange and completion timetable.

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