Corporate & Commercial

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP’s corporate department offers full service corporate, banking and commercial cover and is able to advise on all aspects of Guernsey corporate and commercial law, including banking and finance, regulatory, investment funds, asset management and listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

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Dispute Resolution

The dispute resolution department at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP has vast experience of local and international litigation and dispute resolution generally, gained from acting in complex local and international high-value disputes, both in Guernsey and throughout the world.

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Property

The Guernsey property department is dedicated to providing tailored solutions that meet and exceed clients’ expectations. In addition, the property department provides support to colleagues in the corporate and dispute resolution departments on real estate-related technical points of law.

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UK Real Estate

We are delighted to help in relation to providing legal advice for real estate in England and Wales. We listen. We learn what your needs are. We proactively respond. Whether it’s personal or commercial property, we always provide sound and pragmatic advice, adding value to the transaction.

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Private Client

Our services for private client matters include the drafting of realty and personalty wills, obtaining Grants of Probate, acting as professional executors and assisting foreign lawyers who have requirements in this jurisdiction.

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In June 2024, The Law Society released the 5th edition of the TA6 Property Information Form.

This updated form aligns with the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) guidance on material information for property listings. NTSELAT advises sellers to contact their solicitor early in the process.

The new TA6 form (click here to view form) is divided into two parts:

  • Part 1: Contains essential information for estate agents to market the property. Some of this information is also useful for solicitors and conveyancers.
  • Part 2: Includes supplementary questions that provide additional details needed for the conveyancing process.

Key Changes in the TA6 Form:

  • Property Details: Now includes the unique property reference number (UPRN) and council tax band.
  • Tenure, Ownership, and Charges: Specifies whether the property is freehold, leasehold, shared ownership, or commonhold, and details associated costs like ground rent and service charges.
  • Parking: Information on parking permits and electric vehicle (EV) charging availability.
  • Building Safety: Details any defects or hazards and whether essential works have been recommended or completed.
  • Restrictive Covenants: Information on any covenants affecting property use.
  • Flood Risk and Coastal Erosion: Assesses flood risk, installed defences, and coastal erosion risks.
  • Accessibility: Lists adaptations or features for easier access to and within the property.
  • Coalfield or Mining Area: Identifies if the property is affected by past or present mining activity.
  • Solar Panels: Provides details necessary for buyers or lenders.
  • Services Connected: Now includes air and ground heat pumps.
  • Drainage and Sewerage: Additional questions about the sewerage system and infiltration systems.
  • Japanese Knotweed: Refined questions to include adjacent areas.

The TA6 explanatory notes have also been updated. Questions about leasehold property types and ground rent are now part of the TA6, so they have been removed from the TA7.

Early engagement between sellers and solicitors can help address potential issues, such as title or lease length, that might delay the sale. The new TA6 aims to streamline the flow of information from marketing to the legal process, helping to reduce the time taken and the number of sales that fall through.

If you need any further information or legal advice, including conveyancing of a property in England, please contact F&F LLP’s designated UKRE team led by Anna Douglass, Alastair Hargreaves, Caren Vidamour, and Naledi Odiseng, who will be delighted to assist.