page contents

Property Rights During COVID-19

As a dictation of this article the current restrictions announced by the government on 26 March 2020 still apply in terms of lockdown. The Government have announced some minor changes on the 10th May but these are very small changes. The government entered into a raft of legislation and statutory instruments following the imposition of [...]

Top tips as to how COVID -19 Can affect your legal rights and how to deal with these.

Generally speaking, home moves into occupied property should only take place where contracts have already been exchanged and it has been proved impossible for the parties involved to agree a deferral. In the case of an occupied properties it may be possible to exchange contracts and complete simultaneously provided that the contract provides some form [...]

HOW TO REGAIN POSSESSION OF YOUR BUY TO LET PROPERTY

TIPS AND TRAPS At the current time, most tenancies currently in existence are Assured Shorthold Tenancies ( AST )The general rule was that it was relatively easy to obtain possession on service of the section 21 notice on an AST but a number of changes in the law have made the whole process extremely difficult [...]

Right of Way

A right of way is a type of easement that is likely to affect everybody in their day to day life. For example, a road or path that allows a person to pass over another’s land. ‘Dominant land’ is the typical term used for the land that benefits from an easement and ‘servient land’ is [...]

Is the freeholder responsible for noise nuisance caused by an upstairs neighbour?

We have found more and more cases coming before us where tenants are complaining of noise caused by upstairs neighbours. Some buildings are not well insulated and don’t have good sound installation. Often it is difficult to sue the tenant upstairs because they may not have the means to satisfy any Judgment and the law [...]

Shareholder Agreement – a Necessity

The importance of having a well-prepared shareholder agreement can’t be overstated. In practice, I have come across many situations where my client and another investor have set up a business only to find that after some months one of the investor ceases to participate and then the non-interested investor seeks to claim a return on [...]

The Legal Impact of Brexit on the Buy to Let market.

What impact will Brexit have on the property market and buy to let market? The government is slowly working out how to react to the Brexit vote. There has already been a significant impact to the commercial property market due to the volatile financial and economic conditions triggered by the decision to leave the EU. [...]

Six reasons to instruct a local Solicitor

1.  Established. A well-established local solicitor will have lots of repeat business and recommendations that can be found on their website. 2.  Experience The Principal of the practice must have many years of experience and have dealt with cases, both contentious, as well as non-contentious. This is important as for example, if during a property [...]

The Right to Rent – THE FINAL FRONTIER OF BORDER CONTROLS?

The new amendments to the Immigration Act 2014 brought in very strict rules from 1 February 2016 concerning a tenant or lodger’s right to rent and statutory obligations now applicable to landlords or agents to check their prospective tenant or lodger’s right to rent. Failure to comply with these rules renders the landlord or agent [...]

Conflict Resolution between Neighbours

Neighbour disputes are on the increase due to a combination of factors such as the increasing population size and density of population and housing leading to more conflict resolution cases being undertaken by solicitors.

Call Now ButtonClick to call