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Service Charge Arrears – Can Landlords Recover Legal Costs?

November 5, 2022

Dealing with service charge arrears, whether contentious or not, can be a stressful and costly time for landlords. Your legal team should focus on creating a strategy that moves swiftly, preserves your commercial relationships and reputation, and, very importantly, is cost-effective. To protect our clients’ financial situations, our arrears recovery specialists often discuss the possibility […]

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Property Litigation UK Blog Update: Best, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for Justice (Rev 1) [2015] EWCA Civ 17 (21 January 2015)

February 1, 2015

Introduction We are pleased to welcome again Mr Anis Waiz, solicitor and head of commercial litigation at Curtis Law Solicitors, with his critical review of current case law – this one concerns property law and property litigation in the UK. If you have any queries on this subject or other commercial litigation matters in the […]

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Four Factors to Consider when Gifting Property to Family Members

May 1, 2014

(Australian Law) The decision to gift your property to family members is a generous one, and you probably have the best of intentions. However, have you considered the possible negative events that could happen as a result of your gift? Transferring your valuable assets to an irresponsible family member could damage the value of your […]

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Problems with Your Property Transaction: Your Solicitor Negligence Claim

December 3, 2013

Property transactions can involve an incredibly complex process and they usually involve a significant amount of money – which is why every year in the UK, people ask for advice from specialist solicitors to help them with their property needs. Unfortunately, there is always scope for human error to occur during this process, and therefore, […]

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Are Alimony Laws Outdated?

November 15, 2013

Alimony has been a long-standing staple of the American legal system. Alimony is court ordered payment that must be paid from one member of a couple to the other after a separation or divorce. For years, because of gender roles in our society, men almost exclusively were the ones who had to pay to the […]

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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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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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Disputes over Service Charges

August 15, 2013

Leases will almost inevitably involve service charges of some kind which leaseholders should be aware of when buying the lease. This doesn’t stop service charges causing a huge number of arguments between leaseholders and freeholder though and it is therefore important that individuals are aware of the channels they can use to challenge service charges […]

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Insurance company sentenced to return the contributions of a housing cooperative

July 29, 2013

The Supreme Court  in Spain sentenced an insurance company to return the contributions of a housing cooperative that will not be built The Plenary session of the First Chamber of the Supreme Court resolved an appeal to the return to the Cooperative of amounts given for housing development. The First Chamber of the Supreme Court, meeting […]

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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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