Home Buying & Selling with Horizon Law
Horizon Law’s conveyancing lawyers are regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers, the professional body for specialist property lawyers. We are experienced specialists in managing the legal aspects of buying and selling your home. We are located in the centre of the communities in which we work, whether in the high street or the market place. This means we are easily accessible. Appointments are not necessary.
• Fixed fees
• No hidden fees
Wills & Probate
Making a Will is essential if you want to be sure of leaving your property and possessions to your loved ones – your chosen beneficiaries.
• A Will allows you to provide clarity on a whole range of practical matters
• If you have children, it can say who should look after them if you die unexpectedly
• You can name trusted individuals to handle the administrative side of dealing with your property and possessions
• You can protect your assets for your family and future generations
• A Will can include plans for residential care and tax planning
There can be a great deal of emotional stress after the death of a loved one. And dealing with all the associated legal, tax and administrative processes can be an additional strain. Unless you’ve experienced bereavement before, you will probably be unsure just what you have to do. You’re likely to be faced with a barrage of unfamiliar terms such as Probate and Estate Administration, and have a lot of questions on matters that require immediate attention.
Dealing with someone’s affairs when they die can be complicated, confusing and lengthy, often taking months to complete. Not what you need at a distressing and emotional time. Horizon Law can help you through what is a difficult time. Whether you need some advice on what steps to take in dealing with the estate of a loved one or you are looking for someone to carry out services on your behalf, we are here to help you.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney gives someone you trust – usually a relative or friend – the power to act on your behalf if you aren’t able to do so yourself due to mental or physical incapacity.
Having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place will allow your loved ones to:
• Manage your financial affairs in the event of an accident or incapacity
• Ensure the decisions made on your behalf are what you would have wanted
• Make decisions according to your wishes with regard to any medical treatment
• Ensure any care you receive is in line with what you would expect
• Be the people making decisions on your behalf, not the Court of Protection
Organising a Lasting Power of Attorney through Horizon Law saves you time and worry:
• We actively manage the process through to minimise delays and we offer support over the telephone and email at every step of the way
• Our competitive prices are agreed upfront so you will always know how much it will cost
• We have already helped lots of people remain in control of their affairs
Why not call Horizon Law now for a no-obligation chat about your circumstances?
The business side of property – acting for private individuals and businesses buying, selling, leasing and developing real estate as part of their business. In particular we offer the following:
• Initial site inspection combined with desktop due diligence, to provide legal/commercial appraisal to client and/or lender, to enable decision-making on acquisition/financing
• Advice on commercial negotiations pre- and post-contract
• Joint ventures
• Planning Agreements and general planning advice
• Landlord and tenant – commercial
• Plot sales
Flat owners in England and Wales who lease their properties need to get to grips with two things that could otherwise result in considerable financial pain. They go under the names of “leasehold enfranchisement” and “leasehold extension”.
Many leases on flats built in the 1960s, 70s and 80s are getting close to a critical stage in their lifespan. Flat owners who want to extend their leases, but wait too long, could see the price for doing so rise sharply.
So, what do the two terms mean?
Leasehold extension is fairly self-explanatory.
It is the process of extending a lease on a property by paying the landlord, or freeholder, a sum of money – sometimes referred to as compensation.
Leasehold enfranchisement is not so self-explanatory.
It is the process of buying the freehold from the landlord and thereby turning your leasehold property, in which you are the tenant, into a freehold property. You become the freeholder and own the property and the land on which it is built outright.
Anyone wishing to acquire their freehold or extend their lease should seek specific professional legal and valuation advice. At Horizon Law we have the expertise to guide you through the process.
Find out more about Horizon Law.
Address: Highstone House,
165 High Street,
Telephone: 020 8441 9999
Fax: 020 8449 4436