Soclitors on the Vida Home Loans Preferred Conveyancing Panel

Vida Home loans Preferred Conveyancer Panel consists of conveyancing firms that have met their strict standards and that are accredited under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). These solicitors are selected for their consistency and depth of experience in conveyancing. Ola Leslie Solicitors have approved/preferred conveyancer status with Vida home loans and we are… Continue reading Soclitors on the Vida Home Loans Preferred Conveyancing Panel

Conveyancing service charge apportionments and retentions

Overview What is a service charge apportionment?   When a freeholder or management company arranges for shared maintenance and repairs of a building or estate this is usually charged back to the property owners on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis and an annual statement is usually produced. When the property is sold the contract… Continue reading Conveyancing service charge apportionments and retentions

Difference between Leasehold and Freehold

Twitter Facebook Linkedin Envelope (Article courtesy of the Homeowners Alliance) Leasehold v Freehold – what’s the difference? It may seem like technical legal language, but there are few things more important about your home than whether it is freehold or leasehold. It makes the difference between owning your own home outright, and having a landlord… Continue reading Difference between Leasehold and Freehold

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

  Stamp Duty Land Tax Contents Overview Residential property rates Rates for non-residential and mixed land and property Land and property transfers Shared ownership property Reliefs and exemptions Overview You must pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland. The tax… Continue reading What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

What is a Property Chain?

If you’ve ever bought or sold a property, then you have probably come across the term ‘property chain’ before. But what is a property chain and how does it affect you? What is a Property Chain? A property chain is a term used for buyers and sellers who are linked together in a sales transaction.… Continue reading What is a Property Chain?

Protection for client money held by solicitors following the collapse of a Bank

You should be aware that in the event of a failure of a bank:- It is unlikely that Ola Leslie will be liable in negligence if client money is lost following the collapse of a deposit-taking institution, as long as we have placed the money in accordance with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules (SARs). However, any… Continue reading Protection for client money held by solicitors following the collapse of a Bank

Witnessing and certification services via our London Bridge SE1 office, or Putney London SW15

Solicitors offering a convenient remote Independent Legal Advice service, or witnessing and certification services via our London Bridge SE1 office, or Putney SW15. When you purchase or remortgage a property, there may be some elements which require receiving independent legal advice from a different solicitor within a different firm. A third party connected with your… Continue reading Witnessing and certification services via our London Bridge SE1 office, or Putney London SW15

Solicitors on the legal panel for Newbury Building Society

Solicitors on the legal panel for Newbury Building Society Ola Leslie Solicitors LLP have been CQS accredited since February 2012 which was shortly after the scheme was launched. This provides mortgage lenders with the assurance that the solicitors who are acting for them and their borrowers will provide a very high standard of work. We… Continue reading Solicitors on the legal panel for Newbury Building Society

Solicitors on the legal panel for Newbury Building Society

Solicitors on the legal panel for Newbury Building Society Ola Leslie Solicitors LLP have been CQS accredited since February 2012 which was shortly after the scheme was launched. This provides mortgage lenders with the assurance that the solicitors who are acting for them and their borrowers will provide a very high standard of work. We… Continue reading Solicitors on the legal panel for Newbury Building Society

Bridging Loan Solicitors for Offshore Companies in London

Bridging Loan Solicitors for Offshore Companies in London Bridging Loan Solicitors in London For the right person and in the right circumstances bridging loans can be a useful and convenient form of funding. Bridging finance can be obtained for instance where a property owner wishes to purchase a new home but is unable to sell… Continue reading Bridging Loan Solicitors for Offshore Companies in London