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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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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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I DO OR NOT I DO…

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 comes into force on 26 May 2019 allowing both same-sex and opposite-sex couples to choose either marriage or civil partnership. It has taken well over a decade to achieve equality in this area.  In December 2005 the Civil Partnership Act was implemented.  This enabled same-sex …

I DO OR NOT I DO…

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