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Additional services

My Home Move Conveyancing is a brand within the Simplify group of companies, which also includes Cook Taylor Woodhouse – meaning we can now offer a broader range of services to our clients.

Take a look below at the additional services and specialist conveyancing work available:

Leaseholds

Leaseholds at Cook Taylor Woodhouse

Specialising in acquisition and disposal of freeholds, and lease extensions for flats and houses.

Probate

Probate at Cook Taylor Woodhouse

Supporting you through dealing with the estate of a deceased friend or family member.

Shared Ownership

Shared Ownership at Cook Taylor Woodhouse

Helping you understand how the various Affordable Housing Schemes work and make the legal transfer of your new home.

Wills

Wills at Cook Taylor Woodhouse

Ensuring that your property, finances and dependents are taken care of should you die.

Lease extensions

If your property has a short lease (that is, fewer than 80 years remaining) it may cause problems when you come to sell or remortgage your home.

A property lease is a depreciating asset, and as the time remaining reduces you may find it harder to get a mortgage, or that it becomes harder to sell your property at full value.

Providing that you have owned your property for more than two years, you can apply to extend your lease, whether or not the freeholder agrees to it.

The exact process is differs based on how cooperative the leasehold owner is – if they are agreeable to it, you can likely agree a price together to extend the lease so that it can go ahead smoother. However, if they don’t agree to extend the lease you can serve legal notice to start the formal process.

In either case, Cook Taylor Woodhouse will be able to provide guidance and advice on the best course of action, and support you throughout the process.

To find out more, and to get a quote from our expert partner within the Simplify group; visit Cook Taylor Woodhouse.

Probate

Cook Taylor Woodhouse can support with probate, that is, the process following a death when a person has assets worth more than £5,000.

If the deceased has a will then the named as executors of the will must obtain the grant of probate in order to liquidate and share the estate between those named in the will. (Note that if no will was written, the process of probate can still occur however different paperwork and forms will be required).

Cook Taylor Woodhouse will support you through the entire process from beginning to end, following the usual three stages of probate:

1 – they will gather details of the values of all the assets of the estate from all relevant parties.

2 – they will complete probate application forms and (if the value of the estate exceeds £325,000) calculating the amount of inheritance tax due. Some of the forms can be very difficult to complete, however they offer the option to complete these forms for you. 

3 – they will register the grant of probate with all banks etc, collect all the assets and pay out to the beneficiaries named within the will. There will be a final account produced and they will deal with the deceased’s final tax return.

Speak to our expert partner firm, Cook Taylor Woodhouse today.

Shared ownership

Cook Taylor Woodhouse have a Dedicated Affordable Housing Conveyancing Department, dealing specifically with this nature of transactions. They work closely with the other financial advisors and housing authorities nationwide and can help you to understand the different schemes and complete the legal process of buying your own Shared Ownership home.

The legal process of Shared Ownership conveyancing is almost identical to the purchase of a normal property, however with one or two additional complexities. Rest assured, with much experience in this area of law, Cook Taylor Woodhouse are well places to support you through to completion.

To speak with a specialist Shared Ownership conveyancer, visit Cook Taylor Woodhouse

Wills

Recent reports suggest that up to 60% of the population do not currently have a will, meaning what happens to their finances and affairs when they die may not always be in line with their wishes. Whilst the topic of a will may be something you think can be put off, it is a good idea to consider the comfort of having one in place. Cook Taylor Woodhouse solicitors have been preparing Wills and for over 75 years, and they offer a personal and friendly service.

To have an initial conversation about writing a will, visit Cook Taylor Woodhouse