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Can you Extinguish a Right of Way Through an Informal Agreement?

This is the third of several case studies that partner Mike Lewis & Associate Ben Walters covered in their recent talk at Heathrow Airport for 80 surveyors as part of their CPD training. The recent case of Pezaro v Bourne highlights the fact that landowners need to ensure that informal agreements between them need to be documented. …

Can you Extinguish a Right of Way Through an Informal Agreement?

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Blue Manchester v North West Ground Rents Ltd

Partner Mike Lewis, examines the blue Manchester v North West Ground Rents Ltd case. This is the first of several case studies he covered in his recent talk at Heathrow Airport for 80 surveyors as part of their CPD training. Being the largest skyscraper outside London, Beetham Tower is Manchester’s most iconic building. It’s 47 …

Blue Manchester v North West Ground Rents Ltd

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Signing your life away…

Conveyancing Assistant at Sherrards, Gill Talbot, explains what being a witness to a legal document actually entails and examines typical examples of requests for signatures that you might come across. It seems obvious and easy to sign legal documents correctly, but the number of errors we see here at Sherrards solicitors is surprising….. The role …

Signing your life away…

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Indemnity Insurance Policies de-mystified

As part of the due diligence process, your lawyer will investigate the title to the property held with the Land Registry, where registered, when the property is either being sold or leased.  This will include looking at physical alterations that have been carried out to the property and checking those against records held with the …

Indemnity Insurance Policies de-mystified

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Pop-up retail – the answer to our struggling high streets?

Temporary letting of space is becoming ever more popular in the retail market.  Pop up shops in particular have a variety of benefits including the relatively low cost associated with securing and opening them.  By their very nature, they are almost tailor made for the sale of seasonal products, such as those associated with halloween …

Pop-up retail – the answer to our struggling high streets?

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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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