We have recently commenced a weekly email newsletter. Each newsletter is short and succinct – a frequently asked question is put and answered. The questions so far have been:
- Are contracts valid if exchanged by email or fax without an original document being produced?
- When are the words “and/or nominee” needed in a contract of sale?
- What is the difference between “Joint Proprietors” and “Tenants in Common” when it comes to property ownership?
- I own my own business – should I avoid buying property in my own name?
- If I pay a holding deposit to an agent but haven’t signed a contract, is my purchase secured?
- Can Titles Office transfer forms be signed electronically?
- My settlement for my house purchase is coming up – can I have another inspection of the property?
- I am going to be away when documents for my house sale or purchase need to be signed. Can someone else sign on my behalf?
- Does an enduring power of attorney let someone make decisions about my medical treatment and living arrangements?
- I am buying a property and don’t have ready access to cash to pay a deposit. Is there an alternative way of providing a deposit?
- Did you hear the one about the three solicitors?
- I am buying a property. If I sign the contract before getting it checked by my solicitor can I pull out if my solicitor then finds any problems with it?
- Is it true that there are new requirements for Vendor’s Statements starting on 1 October?
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