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All posts by Caroline Vernon

Caroline and the team provide a broad range of services, including site, portfolio or single acquisition and disposals, development, leasehold management work, together with all enfranchisement aspects both contentious and non contentious and re finance and banking work. Caroline advises investment funds, entrepreneurs, HNWIs, lenders, individual investors and developers. Caroline’s varied client base of on shore and overseas investors, appreciate her level of organisation, understanding of deals and successful outcomes.

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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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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The death of a tenant may not mean the end of the tenancy

If you are a landlord or you are buying a property with a tenant, it is important to consider the issue of succession.  Where a tenant is protected by the Rent Act 1977, the landlord may well be burdened with a tenant for a number of years.  It is not uncommon for a buyer to …

The death of a tenant may not mean the end of the tenancy

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A reminder on ASTS

It’s important to remember when buying a property, subject to a tenant (an assured shorthold tenant (AST)) that the Right to Rent Regulations have been complied with.  These regulations require certain checks to be carried out by a landlord, before granting a tenancy. These include supplying an energy performance certificate, a gas safety certificate and …

A reminder on ASTS

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Sherrards’ property team advises Jarvis homes on Harpenden development

Sherrards’ property team have been working with Jarvis Homes, a reputable and long standing developer in the area. The Jarvis Group has been active in the area of new homes since 1905. Founded in Hertfordshire by Ernest Charles Jarvis, the company has remained a family run concern, and today the widely recognised description ‘Jarvis Built’ …

Sherrards’ property team advises Jarvis homes on Harpenden development

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