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16:23 PM, 30th April 2021
About A week ago

Potential fraud - Land Registry Alert? Help please

Just FYI - the land registry do operate an alert by email service - if you have registered for it. They say -
“Property Alert is an award winning free property monitoring service aimed at anyone who feels a registered property could be at risk from fraud.Once you have signed up to the service, you will receive email alerts when certain activity occurs on your monitored properties, allowing you to take action if necessary.”

But did you register for it. And even if you did, this still looks suspicious if you found nothing in the register. Very much worth a check with land registry and your bank... Read More

land law

16:23 PM, 30th April 2021
About A week ago

Potential fraud - Land Registry Alert? Help please

Just FYI - the land registry do operate an alert by email service - if you have registered for it. They say -
“Property Alert is an award winning free property monitoring service aimed at anyone who feels a registered property could be at risk from fraud.Once you have signed up to the service, you will receive email alerts when certain activity occurs on your monitored properties, allowing you to take action if necessary.”

But did you register for it. And even if you did, this still looks suspicious if you found nothing in the register. Very much worth a check with land registry and your bank... Read More

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10:24 AM, 30th April 2021
About A week ago

Potential fraud - Land Registry Alert? Help please

Hi
1. This doesn’t look like the land registry website. (Perhaps their address has changed from the one I use). ) https://eservices.landregistry.gov.uk/eservices/FindAProperty/view/QuickEnquiryInit.do?_ga=2.135138738.200815705.1619774098-1601183559.1619374107
2. If it’s not on the register, it doesn’t exist - but check the date
3. It’s possible - only possible - that somehow tried to harvest details of your payment card / ie how you paid for the title. Keep an eye out... Read More

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23:02 PM, 14th August 2017
About 4 years ago

Sale and Rent Back Court Case Wreaks Havoc

Reply to the comment left by sam at 14/08/2017 - 22:32You can still do this. Just fix the lease properly and you have nothing to worry about... Read More

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22:49 PM, 14th August 2017
About 4 years ago

Sale and Rent Back Court Case Wreaks Havoc

The problem in this case is that the new owners did not set a period for the lease. Had they done so, this would all have been avoided. They could have set any period they had wanted. They just did'nt. So, there was no AST or any other fixed term lease.
They promised a lease for as long as needed - interpreted to be a lease for life (Bannister v Bannister)
Which defaults to a 90 year lease (or ends on death if earlier) under the Law of Property Act 1925 (the "92 year old law")
The case is not a precedent, but it is built on a Supreme Court case (Berresford v Mexfield) which is a precedent.
As others have said, it could have all been avoided by doing it properly. It's not the end of the world; its not the end of civilisation.
Its two people being held to the bargain they offered when they bought the house cheaply.... Read More