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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.

Buying a house during the Coronavirus pandemic

To download a PDF version of this article, click here or on the image above.   The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) poses significant issues for the residential property market. Selling properties and moving home, like all areas of life, have been made more challenging by the pandemic. The Government has advised to urge parties involved …

Buying a house during the Coronavirus pandemic

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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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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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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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A reminder on protected tenancies

  When acting for a landlord or a buyer of a property one must remember to consider the concept of succession. Where a tenant is Rent Act 1977 protected, the landlord may well be burdened with a tenant for a number of years.  It is not uncommon for a buyer to acquire a freehold in …

A reminder on protected tenancies

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Injunction against development of car parking spaces

The High Court in, Kettel and others v Bloomfold Ltd [2012] EWHC 1422 (Ch) granted an injunction to a group of tenants in a block of flats preventing the landlord from developing land where the tenants’ car parking spaces were located.  The Court ruled that the car parking spaces granted to the tenants as part …

Injunction against development of car parking spaces

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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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