A tenant’s right to break – tips and traps

October 4, 2019

In recent years, commercial tenants have taken shorter leases or leases with break clauses in order to allow them flexibility due to uncertainty in the economic climate.  A break clause allows a tenant a right to terminate its lease before the expiry of a fixed term. Serving a break notice should be a relatively straightforward…

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Demystifying Restrictive Covenants for Landowners

January 17, 2019

The law of restrictive covenants is a complex area and a mystery to many landowners, some of whom believe that restrictive covenants cannot be challenged, however, this is not the case. Restrictive covenants affecting land arise out of an agreement that one party will restrict the use of its land in some way for the…

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What is “conveyancing”?

October 11, 2018

A general guide “Conveyancing” is the legal process of transferring home ownership from the seller to the buyer.  Whilst every transaction is different, there are a number of crucial steps in the legal process that are common to each sale and purchase transaction and we have outlined these below by way of a general guide….

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Equity release

April 3, 2018

Taking advice, both financial and legal, is key. Extracting money from your house could impact on some aspects of your finances that are not immediately obvious for example your eligibility for means-tested benefits before you die. Equity release is where you release some of the value (equity) in your home to provide you with some…

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Industrial shed to home

November 23, 2017

A new permitted development right allowing light industrial buildings to be used for residential purposes without the need for planning permission came into effect on 1st October 2017. The change of use will be subject to a process of prior approval from the Local Planning Authority similar to that applicable when looking to change offices…

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Autumn Property Update 2015

December 10, 2015

So this is my first property update starting with autumn; one of my favourite times of year, although, you’ll probably find me saying that every season. All have their own unique charm, don’t you think? What’s been happening? Has it been busy or not?  I feel like I have been asking myself this question a…

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Residential Property – what home buyers need to know

October 22, 2015

Buying a home can be the fulfilment of your dreams, but it can also be an anxious and stressful experience too. If this is the first time you’ve bought a property then the process of “conveyancing”, as it is often referred to, can seem daunting as there is a lot of paperwork involved.  This is…

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Compulsory Purchase Orders – fairness matters

September 4, 2015

With the future looking brighter in the construction industry, new developments are springing up across our towns and cities. The government has pledged to build more than 200,000 homes and the planning laws have been relaxed to speed up the process So, if a Local Authority or other body is set on building new homes…

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Boundary disputes – crossing the line

August 28, 2015

Every year, neighbours find themselves falling out over boundary issues such as fences, tree branches, leylandii hedges and shared access to property. Fierce battles are often fought over just a few inches of land and can turn into prolonged and expensive legal disputes. Common problems Under Section 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003, owners…

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