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Blog archive: February, 2020

Tenancy Deposit – No such thing as too much information

Residential landlords must, where there are Assured Shorthold Tenancies (lettings to individuals with an annual rent of less than £100,000), hold the deposit in a statutory tenancy deposit protection scheme.  This applies to all new deposits held or ASTs entered into on or after 6 April 2007. There are two types of schemes: a custodial …

Tenancy Deposit – No such thing as too much information

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Retail: Unwanted Valentines gifts & Dry January

Dry January followed by Valentines Day – Mike Lewis from the Sherrards Retail Team investigates the ramifications… The press is full of stories of astronomical Business Rates and struggling public houses – ‘Dry January’ must only exacerbate this. However, friend of Sherrards, Sean Hughes, the publican of several of the finest bars in St Albans …

Retail: Unwanted Valentines gifts & Dry January

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Buying Real Estate in the UK

The UK Residential Real Estate system is unique.  It offers transparency, a secure way of holding an asset and clear rules on ownership.  Although it may seem complicated to an overseas investor it provides a structured way of ownership and allows for the relative ease of trading in properties. The first stage for an investor …

Buying Real Estate in the UK

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Kirsty steps into the ring for OLLIE

Sherrards Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor, Kirsty Limacher, will be stepping into the boxing ring at Harpenden Hall, St Albans on March 20th to support The OLLIE (One Life Lost Is Enough) Foundation, a charity dedicated to providing suicide prevention, intervention and support. An evening showcasing 15 fights, consisting of 3 rounds of 2-minute boxing …

Kirsty steps into the ring for OLLIE

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Sherrards take part in Rennie Grove’s ‘Make a Will month’

After the great success of last year, Sherrards’ Wills, Trusts and Probate team are offering their expertise once again to write Wills in return for a donation to Rennie Grove, as part of Make Your Will Month. Sherrards raised an amazing £5,125 for the scheme last year, contributing towards approximately a quarter of the overall …

Sherrards take part in Rennie Grove’s ‘Make a Will month’

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A developer’s restriction to building

There are often historical covenants contained within titles, preventing a developer converting a property into much needed residential accommodation.  Clearly there will be conflicts with private owners of adjacent property, where there are such restrictions contained within a title but the wider needs of providing accommodation must be balanced. Where indemnity insurance cannot be obtained, …

A developer’s restriction to building

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