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S. Tariq Mubarak

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Why Proving Your Source of Funds in Conveyancing Transactions is so Important Source of funds in conveyancing transactions is always a somewhat sensitive topic. The obligations placed on conveyancers to establish...
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Online Estate Agents v Traditional Estate Agents – A Conveyancer’s Perspective​ Online estate agents have become more and more popular over the last few years with many promising to save property sellers...
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7 Tips When Accepting An Offer on Your Property I was recently asked by long-standing family friends to help them decide which offer to accept on the property they are selling. They put their two bedroom flat on the market...
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Independence & Estate Agent Referral Fees I recently came across an article with www.thisismoney.co.uk that reinforced my belief that we must, as solicitors, remain totally independent and ensure that...
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A Test of Our Clients’ Funds Security Policies Cybercrime and property-related financial fraud has been on the increase recently. The Solicitors Regulation Authority ( ‘SRA’ ) said that £7...
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Nationwide Building Society recently issued a press release , adding it’s voice to the ongoing national debate on unfair charges and practices affecting leasehold properties. Nationwide is taking steps to protect its mortgage members from unfair...
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Views and opinions invited on how measures to ban unfair letting agent fees imposed on renters should be implemented and enforced. The consultation launched by Department for Communities and Local Government (‘DCLG’ ) closes on 2 nd June 2017....
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Overage is a property or land seller’s right to receive additional payment(s) from a buyer at a future date. That date is usually after the sale of the property or land to the buyer. The trigger for this right to receive payment is usually when some...
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What is a rentcharge? According to Gov.uk : “A rentcharge is an annual sum paid by the owner of freehold land to another person who has no other legal interest in the land. The person who receives payment...
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When assembling land into a development site, it has been customary to enter into an option agreement with the land owner. It may however, in some circumstances be better to enter into a promotion agreement. In this article, we explain what each...
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We recently advised on and completed a purchase of a commercial property for £1.45 million for our client. Our client exchanged contract on this purchase over three and half months ago. The negotiations and outline terms of this transaction were...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Property Auctions Why are properties sold at auction? Properties can be sold at auction for a variety of reasons. These include: the Seller...
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The Immigration Act 2016 became part of the law of the land (i.e. it received Royal Assent) on 12 May 2016. Following on from Immigration Act 2014, it: makes it easier for private landlords to...
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We’ve seen a few legendary battles – the thriller in Manila, the rumble in the jungle, Sugar Ray Leonard’s Vegas ‘Showdown’ against Thomas Hitman Hearns, or Hearn’s other legendary bout against Marvellous Marvin Hagler....
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The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has published a statement of practice (statement), which outlines existing good practice and the overarching principles that CML members should follow in relation to buy-to-let (BTL). The statement is intended...
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The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme rules have been revised with effect from 8 April 2015. The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme allows lenders to take advantage of guarantees offered by the government in respect of certain mortgages. The scheme...
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Matrix Legal is pleased to announce its partnership with national conveyancing specialists, FridaysMove . The FridaysMove Legal team is committed to the delivery of first rate conveyancing legal services to property buyers, sellers and investors. All...
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Matrix Legal is proud to announce that we have recently been awarded the Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation. The accreditation is awarded by The Law Society and recognises exceptional standards of professionalism amongst Conveyancing Solicitors. It...
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