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Blog archive: June, 2019

Buying a Tenanted Property- New Landlord’s Duty

The recent case of Sebastiampillai v Parr acts as a reminder that where there is a change of landlord, the new landlord must serve fresh prescribed information on the tenant. In this case, the tenant had been in the property since 2007 and had entered into a number of fixed term tenancies with the landlord.  …

Buying a Tenanted Property- New Landlord’s Duty

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The benefits and issues of developing an international legal practice

Paul Marmor discusses with Diana Bentley the benefits and issues of developing an international legal practice for Lexis Nexis  and considers: Why should firms consider adding another dimension to the practice by gaining expertise in another country and what benefits would this bring? How can a firm assess opportunities for an international practice and what …

The benefits and issues of developing an international legal practice

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A fairer letting market? The Tenant Fees Act 2019

On 1 June 2019 the Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force banning letting fees in England. Tenancy renewals, reference and administration fees will be prohibited under this law and are now to be covered by the Landlord on all tenancies created on or after 1 June 2019 in the private rented sector. The Act …

A fairer letting market? The Tenant Fees Act 2019

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A reminder of Caveat Emptor- Buyers Beware!

Never underestimate the importance of carrying out sufficient investigations when purchasing a property. The term ‘Caveat Emptor’ is still relied on today, and places onus on the buyer to find out if there are any physical defects or legal issues relating to the property. Checks should include a review of the title, planning history and …

A reminder of Caveat Emptor- Buyers Beware!

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A stress free sale

Have you lived in your home for a number of years and are now thinking of downsizing to somewhere smaller or more manageable? Although the process has not changed, it is always sensible to be one step ahead of a buyer’s lawyer, particularly if you’d like a quick and stress-free move. Instructing a lawyer is …

A stress free sale

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Your Place or Mine?

Thankfully, the question of proving possession of property does not often arise.  When it does, it is always interesting to see the approach taken by the courts on adverse possession. Adverse possession arises where a person who is not the legal owner to a  property or piece of land can make a valid claim to …

Your Place or Mine?

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Working from home

As technology continues to break down the old ways of working, more and more businesses are encouraging their employees to work from home.  The Government is equally enthusiastic and is looking to support the move with new legislation. Most residential leases restrict the property to being used only as a private dwelling and many freehold …

Working from home

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Fit for habitation

Following the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 which came into force on 20 March 2019, residential accommodation rented to tenants, must be provided and maintained in a state fit for human habitation.  Therefore, a property must be brought up to a certain standard even where at the start of that tenancy there was …

Fit for habitation

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I DO OR NOT I DO…

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 comes into force on 26 May 2019 allowing both same-sex and opposite-sex couples to choose either marriage or civil partnership. It has taken well over a decade to achieve equality in this area.  In December 2005 the Civil Partnership Act was implemented.  This enabled same-sex …

I DO OR NOT I DO…

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Directors face hidden dangers in insolvency Twilight Zone

UK businesses are in an extended period of uncertainty, and corporate insolvencies are at their highest since 2014, according to the Insolvency Service. The impacts are most visible on the high street where news of established brands going under is a regular occurrence. Directors of limited companies take comfort in the fact that their liability …

Directors face hidden dangers in insolvency Twilight Zone

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