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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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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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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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