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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 [...]

Hot Legal Topics in Property Law

There are several “hot” topics affecting property law being discussed nowadays and I hope the following article will give you an insight into some of the matters affecting our clients that we deal with on a daily basis. Stamp Duty It is quite surprising when I look back at property prices that the current surcharge [...]

Top Tips for a Successful House/Flat Property Purchase

Spring is now upon us and we just have come through the end of the cold winter and peoples’ thoughts are turning to their property purchase in the new season. We thought that we would bring together some top tips based on our experiences of acting for clients in the property market for over 19 [...]

Property Fraud does NOT Pay

The August holidays are now over and slowly the courts are getting busier with interesting cases for the new season, including those involving property fraud. We are always interested in reporting new and interesting cases. One property fraud case that caught my attention was a case called Farakh Rashid (F) v Mohamemd Rashid (M) which [...]

With Commercial Property who Owns What Share when Partners Fall Out

What is the position when partners jointly purchase commercial property as an investment and then fallout. How do you determine their ownership of the property? Property is owned legally as well as beneficially. Legal interest in the commercial property may be different to the beneficial interest in the property. For example the legal owners can [...]

Land Ownership – is possession 9/10 of the law ?

In the area of land ownership, over the last few months, we have dealt with at least two cases of situations where our clients have taken possession of a piece of land without the consent of the owner of that land. They have either incorporated the land as their own or treated it as their [...]

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. [...]

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.

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