Did you purchase your property before 1990?

If so, it is possible that it is unregistered

It wasn’t until the 1990’s that all areas of the Country were subject to compulsory registration and therefore if a property has not changed hands, been mortgaged, etc. since then it is likely to remain unregistered.

There have recently been reports in the News and on Television about fraud occurring in respect of unregistered property and we have received requests from several clients wishing the register their property with HM Land Registry as a result of the Television programme, in particular.

In an effort to encourage people to apply for first registration of their property, the Land Registry have reduced their fees for voluntary first registration applications.

We can check to see if your property is registered by using the Land Registry website. It only takes a couple of minutes!

If you would like to have your property registered at HM Land Registry, we will need your original Title Deeds, confirming your ownership of the property, and evidence of your identity.

Our fees for this service are £250 plus VAT and disbursements. The disbursements payable include a Land Registry fee which is dependent on the value of the property.

Please contact one of our Conveyances if you would like us to apply for registration of your property or if you have any questions in respect of the above.

 

Welcome Nick Longford

Bendall & Sons are delighted to announce that Nick Longford has joined them as a Consultant in our Family Department.

 

As the former Head of the Family Department at Rustons and Lloyd, Nick has considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of divorce and family finances as well as matters of Domestic Abuse and disputes about the living arrangements of children.

Admitted as a Solicitor in 1979 he has worked in Newmarket all his career and has been at the forefront of Cambridgeshire & West Suffolk Family Law for many years, joining the local Resolution Committee when it was set up in 1989 and was the Local Chairman for many years and has been a member of a number of Resolution Committees over the years including the Law Reform, Finance and Domestic Abuse Committees. In 2005 he was elected to the National Committee of Resolution and moved through the senior posts in the organisation until becoming National Chairman from 2009 to 2010. Since then he has remained on the Domestic Abuse Committee and is currently Co-Chair. He is a trained Collaborative Lawyer, is an Arbitrator in both Children and Financial matters and has trained as a Family Mediator, though does not practice as such at the present time.

Married to Elizabeth with two grown up daughters and one grandson and is a keen supporter of the Newmarket Rugby Club and is also the Secretary to the Newmarket Trainers Federation.

Parking companies face code of practice

New laws have been introduced to regulate privately run car parks following years of accusations that rogue firms were entrapping motorists and levying excessive penalties. Parking companies will be forced to sign up to a code of practice which is expected to provide vehicle owners with more leeway to pay for parking and put a £100 cap on penalties. Companies will have to ensure signs are clear and there will be a ban on threatening letters demanding payment. Andrew Pester, British Parking Association chief executive, welcomed the move, adding: “This framework will enable greater consistency and consumer confidence.”

The Times