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Glossary of conveyancing terms


An official certificate issued by the land registry where a property is registered detailing the ownership and interest in the property where there is no legal charge.

A search at the land charges registry to see if a person has any bankruptcy proceedings pending or if the property is unregistered to see if there are any mortgages or interest registered against the property.

A central body that retains records of who owns the land, and under what conditions.

The fee payable to the Land Registry to register any change affecting the property including a change of ownership.

A search at the land registry to check that no undisclosed charges or interests are registered against the property.

See lessor

Where a property is leasehold this is the document giving the lessee the rights to possession of the property for the lease term and setting out all rights and obligations.

Where the ownership of property is for a limited period only. For example 99 years or sometimes 2000 years. Possession of the property will be subject to the payment of an annual ground rent.

See Lessee

See Mortgage

This is the document which actually transfers the legal title to the property from one person to another and is signed shortly before completion.

See Mortgagee

Where a property is leasehold the lessee means the current owner of the leasehold property as opposed to the freeholder or landlord whose interest is subject to the lessees right of occupation until the lease term has come to an end.

This means the landlord or freeholder who owns the freehold title and is entitled to the ground rent under the lease and possession of the property at the end of the lease term.

This is the title guarantee given by a seller where because of their limited knowledge of the property the full title guarantee cannot be given (e.g. a personal representative of a deceased owner or a mortgagee in possession).

This represents a list of questions about the property which are sent to the local authority. It covers item such as, whether the road serving the property should be maintained by the council, whether there have been any planning applications on the property, and a number of other things.

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MJP Conveyancing Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales Registered No: 8026741 VAT Number: 157917571. A full list of the directors is available upon request. We use the word 'Partner' to refer to a Director of the Limited Company, or any employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualification. Equality and Diversity Policy Equality and Diversity Policy Statement for Clients * - In calculating this we measure the average time it takes to reach the stage of exchange ( not the date you actually move in which is known as the completion date) from the date we receive the contract from the sellers solicitors or from when we send the contract to the buyers solicitors. This period can be longer when delays arise which are not within our control. We cannot guarantee that we can achieve this average turnaround time in all transactions. This turnaround time does not apply to leasehold and leasehold and new build transactions.
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