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Keeping an eye on property law in 2014

February 18, 2014

2014 will see some changes to commercial property law that will have a significant impact. For everyone involved in this sector, knowing what is coming is essential. The changes involve an easing of restrictions under permitted development rights, and a change to the arrangements concerning the recovery of commercial rent arrears. On the first point, […]

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Discussions on ‘The One Show’ surrounding Chancel Repair Liability

October 15, 2013

On ‘The One Show’  recently there was an interesting and informative discussion on how chancel repair liability is currently affecting people and also how the change in the law will affect clients and yourselves after the 12th October. The programme that was aired gives important information on what changes occur after the 12th October. The […]

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An expensive taste for London will have positive effect on UK commercial property

September 26, 2013

For the first time since the global financial crisis, London’s West End became the world’s most expensive office location this month. London rents have now risen to more than double those in the business districts of New York, Paris and Sydney, making the capital arguably the centre of European commerce. With an enviable culture for […]

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Help to Buy Scheme to be extended to existing properties

August 23, 2013

Conveyancing Solicitors need to ensure that they are aware of the Governments new rules regarding the Help to Buy Scheme following Chancellor George Osbourne’s announcement. The new Help to Buy scheme is much more complex than the current scheme with the proposal looking to extend to existing properties as well as new builds. Currently buyers […]

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Those Forgotten Legal Landlord Responsibilities

August 23, 2013

In an age where concerns over pensions mean people are looking for the best return for their money and sound investments, becoming a property owner and landlord is no longer something restricted to those with pots of money. However, some landlords are not fulfilling their legal obligations when it comes to their tenanted properties. If […]

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Vacation Property Trashed by Your Teen? What to Do Next

August 20, 2013

In 2012, teenagers flocked to see the movie “Project X,” which tells the story about a teenager who reluctantly throws a party at his house while his parents are away for the weekend. The teen and his two friends throw the party, hoping to become more popular among the other high school students. The party […]

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Summer Pool Parties: How to Liability-Proof Your Back Yard

July 9, 2013

Summer time is filled with outdoor activities, including the infamous “pool party.” There are probably few things more entertaining to do during in summer than invite a bunch of friends over for swimming and a BBQ. For many, the summer pool party has become tradition. Safety First It is always important to remember that as […]

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Legal Issues That Could Arise When Renting A Property

June 17, 2013

For many, signing on the dotted line for your first rental property is a key turning point of your life: having spent years relying on Mum and Dad for food, heating and a bed, you’ve finally made the decision to go it alone. Personally, I remember it well. I spent days scouring the estate agents […]

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Structural Failures and My Rights

March 11, 2013

Buildings, bridges, and roadways can become compromised for a variety of reasons and property owners are required to monitor those weaknesses and either repair the damage or notify any pertinent parties. When these structures fail the general public is exposed to the possibility of great disaster occurring at any moment.   According to Bottar Leone, personal […]

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Chinese Lettings Bureau Continues Success at Newcastle Firm

February 15, 2013

NEWCASTLE-based Walton Robinson appointed two members of staff last year to support its growing client base with the increase of the Chinese student community. The Chinese Lettings Bureau has been a success at the company who have now expanded into social media to reach both tenants and landlords with their full circle service. Alice Lam, […]

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