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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 [...]

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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 [...]

The Importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney

From my experience in practice, I have found it so important that clients instruct us to prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney as there are considerable advantages in having a properly executed Lasting power of attorney. Lasting Powers of Attorney cover both areas of your property and finance and your health and welfare. Lasting Powers of [...]

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 [...]

Good News for Property Developers?

I have seen a recent case called Lamble V Buttaci in 2018. The applicants, who can be considered as property developers for want of a better description, wanted to build three new structures on their property - a house, a garage and a large summer house. The neighbours objected to this because of the effect [...]

The Way to Reduce Property Fighting is to Put it in Writing

I am often taken aback by the amount of instructions I receive from owners of property who have current problems where they own a property jointly with either a family member or cohabitee. Circumstances have changed over the years and they have often fallen out with the cohabitee or family member and, for example, when [...]

To Resolve or Mediate your Dispute or Not?

Now that we have got over GDPR and life can return to ‘normal’ I thought I’d deal with the subject of whether to mediate a dispute, or not, which is becoming increasingly important in litigation disputes. As a qualified mediator, I am sometimes asked by potential clients if I can mediate a case for them. [...]

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