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Where is my Legal Boundary in relation to Property?

Where is the Legal Boundary? There is often a misunderstanding in homeowners’ minds as to where the legal boundary is between themselves and their neighbour. Many homeowners consider that their deeds or deeds’ plans can determine where the boundary line is or failing that the Land Registry title plan. The position is not as clear [...]

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. [...]

Hallmark Judgement for Buy to Let Landlords

In June 2016, The Court of Appeal in a group action by buy to let landlords, headed by Mark Alexander (Borrowers) against West Bromwich Mortgage Company (Lender) held that the group are entitled to a refund of mortgage overpayments. The dispute arose as a result of an inconsistency between the mortgage offer granted by the [...]

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 [...]

Top tips to gain possession of rented property

One of the essential documents to consider in relation to regaining possession of any residential property, especially rented property, is the original tenancy agreement. It is important to keep the original documents or to see if you can obtain an original of the document to verify that these have been ‘properly signed’. The Date of [...]

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.

The Law as it relates to Landlord and Tenant

This newsletter gives details of the October 2015 landlord and tenant provisions in the Deregulation Act

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