Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House?

Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House?

You find the house of your dreams, agree on the price and get ready to put pen to paper. The house is in the name of a company, and you are offered a choice – either buy the house out of the company or take over the company (which owns the house and nothing else) by buying the shares and thus avoid the delay and cost of a normal property transfer and registration in the Deeds Office. What should you do? There are a host of both practical and legal factors to consider before deciding. Holding property in a company…
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