• Sponsoring and Judging the Hunts Post Business Awards is Always a Treat

    Posted on November 06, 2019

    Sponsoring and judging the Hunts Post Business Awards is always a treat and 2019 was no different. The excellent calibre of applicants this year and choosing the overall winner was a tough decision. C…

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  • You Can’t Always See Bruises - Domestic Abuse

    Posted on October 29, 2019

    People often wonder how they come to find themselves in an abusive relationship. It can happen to anyone, regardless of their sex, wealth or background. Abuse is not always physical; it can also be e…

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  • Parents should be Making Decisions Not Courts

    Posted on October 29, 2019

    It can be difficult to see past the feelings of hurt and resentment towards an ex-partner following the breakdown of a relationship, however, the paramount consideration should always be any children …

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  • What are the consequences if a tenant fails to vacate after the expiry of a section 25 notice?

    Posted on July 10, 2019

    What are the consequences if a tenant fails to vacate after the expiry of a section 25 notice? When a notice under section 25 of the LTA 1954 expires, the lease will come to an end on the date specif…

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  • Tenant fees ban came into effect on 1 June 2019

    Posted on June 12, 2019

    The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into effect on 1 June 2019. This prohibits landlords and letting agents from charging fees to tenants, unless they are permitted under Schedule 1 of the Act. There are …

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  • Changes to rules on notices seeking possession – proposed abolition of s.21

    Posted on June 12, 2019

    The proposal by the Government to abolish the “no fault” route to obtaining possession of rented residential property made the headlines in April 2019. The proposals followed a Government consultatio…

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  • The Issue When it Comes to Ground Rent

    Posted on April 24, 2019

    The issue of Ground Rent has been a sticking point for most Conveyancers over the last few years. It still seems to be a point which causes heads to turn. Not only are there several risks to highlig…

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  • ​ Japanese Knotweed – Potential for Damage

    Posted on April 17, 2019

    A recent case[1] has provided occupiers of land with confirmation that they can obtain compensation if a neighbour allows Japanese knotweed to spread from their land, even if it has not yet caused dam…

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  • Landlord and tenant – time limit for contesting rent increases

    Posted on April 10, 2019

    A case[1] in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has reconfirmed the strict time limit for residential tenants on statutory periodic tenancies to contest notices seeking to increase the rent.

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