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All posts by Asha Ngai

Asha is a partner in the residential team. Her specialisms includes acting for investors, in particular from Far East Asia and the Middle East, who purchase and sell both new build and established residential properties. She also acts for clients and lenders on secured lending matters. Asha is well experienced in handling the needs of the individual clients. She is a strong believer of not taking a ‘conveyor belt’ approach by providing a tailored service to all her clients.

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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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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Landlord Versus Tenant!

The government is on a mission to ban private landlords from evicting tenants at short notice without good reason.  Section 21 notices in their current form allow landlords to evict tenants without reason after their fixed-term period ends but according to the Housing Secretary such evictions are one of the biggest causes of homelessness.  Under …

Landlord Versus Tenant!

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Make Hay Whilst the Sterling is Weak

There is no point sugar coating the fact that potential buyers in the UK seem to be resting on their laurels right now when it comes to property investment.  A combination of Brexit, fear of rising interest rates and general anxiety over economic conditions seems to be putting those buyers off for now. Bucking this …

Make Hay Whilst the Sterling is Weak

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Post Grenfell – Lawyers must help identify cladding dangers

The catastrophic fire that led to the loss of many lives at Grenfell Tower has raised awareness of the dangers of building cladding. Buyers and tenants should, with the help of their lawyers, understand these dangers and know what to do if any cladding exists in the building they want to live in. According to …

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