General Legal

Can Brexit frustrate a lease?

July 29, 2019

While Brexit may be frustrating for many people, whether it can frustrate a lease has recently been reviewed by the High Court. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is the European Union (EU) agency responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines in the EU. In 2014 it took out a 25 year […]

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How will Article 50 affect London’s property market? 

July 23, 2017

Mark Lawrinson, Regional Sales Director of Portico London estate agents, has spoken out about the possible effects of Brexit on the London housing market, saying, “I don’t think the triggering of Article 50 will affect the property market directly from today. In one sense it removes the uncertainty surrounding when Britain’s withdrawal process from the […]

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Property Legal Matters FAQs inc how to divide the family home & mortgage during divorce

February 9, 2017

How do you divide the family home during divorce? What costs do you face if you want to give your home or your rental property to your children? How can you reduce the capital gains tax on an inherited house? Portico London estate agents put some key legal property questions to the experts… Dividing the […]

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Creating a Better Landlord and Tenant Relationship

February 23, 2014

Whilst there has always been a focus on protection for landlords when it comes to solicitors in Kent, it can be all too easy to forget about tenant’s rights too. Tenants have had a number of worrying developments to consider over the last few years, from rising rents to the controversial bedroom tax. Recent reports […]

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Property portfolio management

November 28, 2013

It seems like there is a new story emerging in the media about the latest financial failing of banks on a daily basis. As a result, many people are choosing to remove their funds from their savings account and invest them in other ways. One way a lot of people do this is by investing […]

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Housing Valuation Company condemned by Supreme Court for overvalued properties

October 29, 2013

The Supreme Court in Spain condemns a Housin Valuation Company  for overvalued properties The First Chamber of the Supreme Court resolved a dispute concerning the liability of an appraisal company, compared to a financial institution, for damages resulting from a sobretasación of several properties on which mortgages were collateral for two loans, resulting in the value at […]

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Disability and Your Property: Who Pays for Upgrades?

September 27, 2013

(US Property Law) Victims who suffer an injury may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, disability benefits, or compensation arising from a civil claim against the party at fault for the injury. In the interim, victims may find it difficult to move around their home. Widening doorways, modifying the restroom for improved access, and adding […]

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Buying a House in Spain IV

September 26, 2013

BUYING A HOUSE IN SPAIN IV The garage is another important aspect that may influence the choice of housing  and it  can be in two different legal situations : It may be an annex. In this case owning the home will be owning the garage. The other option is to be an independent registered property […]

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Buying a house in Spain III

September 26, 2013

BUYING A HOUSE IN SPAIN III Let’s continue with some basic Tips you can’t miss when you are buying a house in Spain: The surface of the housing is one of the most important features, but should clarify the terminology used most frequently: Floor area (meters built): the surface of the home including all elements. […]

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Construction Site at Your House: What’s Your Liability if a Worker is Injured?

August 15, 2013

(US Law) When starting a new construction project, most homeowners consider the direct costs of the project and little else. Relatively few homeowners consider the potential liability in the event that a worker is injured on their property. Homeowners should consider such issues before hiring workers for their latest projects as a bit of preparation […]

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