Property law

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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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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A Look at Armory v. Delamirie (1722)

July 18, 2013

In the year 1722 a young chimney sweep found a ring containing several jewels while on a job at a private residence. He immediately took the ring to the most well regarded gold smith in London and requested an appraisal of its monetary value. The apprentice agreed and took the ring in the back of […]

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How to Help Buyers Understand the Legal Side

April 19, 2013

You’re tired of renting and desire a home to call your own. Luckily, it’s a buyer’s market; renters are itching to cross the thresholds of their newly-purchased homes while prices remain reasonable. However, just because a home’s price tag is economical, it does not mean it’s realistic to assume there’s nothing more to mind. New […]

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Government Revise Home Extensions

April 17, 2013

The government are changing the bill for extending permitted development rights as many Tories voted against the plans. The bill to make it easier for people to add extensions to their home has caused controversy so is being revised. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles is looking to extend permitted […]

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New Infographic: 6 Common Tenancy Agreement Myths

February 12, 2013

New infographic created by and designed by Graphs with the sole purpose of spreading awareness on the false claims doing rounds about tenancy agreements (hopefully useful as a quick guide for any landlord or tenant looking to have a tenancy agreement drafted/implemented.

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Relocating? Legal Tips And Advice To Make Your Move A Success

January 8, 2013

[US Law and General] Moving can be an exciting experience full of new opportunities and new relationships, but if you’re not careful, it can also become a nightmare. While buying or renting a new home, condo or apartment may seem easy enough on the surface, there are a number of legal pitfalls that can make […]

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A Survey of Property Crimes

December 3, 2012

Guest property/criminal law blog post regarding property crime, based mainly on US law. What Is a Property Crime? The following are classified as property crimes: • Burglary • Larceny-theft • Motor vehicle theft • Arson Burglary also goes by the name of “breaking and entering.” If the point of breaking and entering is to commit […]

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Homeowner fined £2000 for ‘untidy’ property

November 8, 2012

Philip Gunwhy from Worcester has been fined £2000 by Worcester City Council after failing the upkeep of his property. Neighbours of Mr Gunwhy began to make complaints as early as 2008, as the property began to look like a ‘building site.’ The property’s windows had been boarded up, large sections of the house’s rendering was […]

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Moving to Spain? – A Few Basics on How to Legally Buy Property in Spain

October 9, 2012

So you’ve decided that you want to move to Spain? It’s a pretty big decision, and there are many things you should take into consideration. Research: Research the area you’ve chosen to move to very carefully. You may have visited somewhere for two weeks on holiday a couple of times, but that’s very different from […]

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