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Purchasing and Adapting a Property

If someone is having their affairs looked after by an attorney or deputy under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, it is often necessary to buy a new property which needs to be adapted to be more suited to their physical or mental needs.

More often than not, this will require an application to the Court of Protection for approval, and the specialist team here at Lanyon Bowdler can assist you right through the process.

Even when the proposals are approved, there are still plenty of regulations that need to be adhered to, such as planning consents and building control regulations under the Construction and Design Management Regulations 2015.

The deputy or attorney is legally required to employ a professional design team, including a Principal Designer, and failure to comply with these regulations is a criminal offence.

It can be a legal minefield, so it’s important to get expert legal advice from specialists with experience in this niche area of law. The Court of Protection team here at Lanyon Bowdler have advised on numerous property purchases and adaptations, and have excellent working relationships with expert designers, architects and contractors.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how our court of protection solicitors can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

For more advice, please call Neil Davies, Head of Court of Protection, or one of his team.

Testimonials

All staff were polite, efficient and professional. Advice was clear and informative. I like the fact that everyone explained legalities with clarity.

- Mrs L Draycott, Oswestry

Efficient and hassle free, thanks so much.

- Mrs J Moller, Oswestry

Superb in dealing with my case and care. I was extremely happy with the service and staff.

- Mr C Verlon, Telford

Being able to speak to someone when I needed to and how easy they made things for me.

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

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Straightforward, professional and friendly advice and always willing to help with my questions without feeling like I'm bothering him, so thank you very much

- Mr S Avery, Telford

Very patient - my own records weren't the best.

- Mr J Pearson, Oswestry

Very good team across many disciplines.

- Woodland Heritage Ltd, Surrey

Enthusiastic approach to handling cases.

- Tomlinson's Dairies Ltd, Wrexham

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

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