Property law blog

Loft Conversions and the Party Wall Act

January 15, 2013

If you live in a terraced or semi-detached property and intend to convert your roof space it is almost certain that the work will be covered by The Party Wall etc. Act 1996. It’s not the conversion itself that is notifiable but the parts of the work that have a direct effect on the party […]

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Ways To Check Your Conveyancer Is Legitimate

November 22, 2012

Buying and selling a property is a stressful process, therefore trusting a conveyancer may be difficult, however there are a few useful ways to check if your conveyancer is safe to use which will hopefully give you peace of mind. What is a conveyancer? First of all, it is worth understanding what a conveyancer does […]

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Are you eligible for a lease extension?

October 16, 2012

Homeowners of residential leasehold properties are recommended to consider a lease extension as soon as possible. Many homeowners are unaware they are eligible to apply for a lease extension. According to the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, flat owners with long leases are eligible to apply for an extension. These owners can […]

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Laws Governing Abandoned Property

October 1, 2012

(US laws regarding abandoned property) What is abandoned property? Personal property of all kinds may be abandoned, whether it is land, vehicles, or material goods. Many individuals are not aware that the law determines what constitutes abandoned property. The law also governs who is entitled to abandoned property once it is discovered. Legal steps must […]

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How is a planning permission application considered?

September 28, 2012

Once your planning application has been received by your local Borough council, councillors will register and check the validity of your application. Your application will go through a series of processes including: Making sure your application is valid and includes all the necessary information Development managers will visit the desired area to understand the context […]

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Read the small print before you let your apartment as a serviced apartment

September 25, 2012

The following is a guest post regarding property letting considerations in England & Wales. If you’re thinking of letting out your property as a serviced apartment be sure to check your lease agreement.  Owning a serviced apartment is different from a standard rental property.  Not understanding the difference between the two could cause complications with […]

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Index Linked Rent Reviews

September 24, 2012
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Proposition:  It is not safe to grant leases under which the rent is reviewed at intervals solely by reference to the Retail Prices Index (or the Consumer Prices Index).

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What to Do When a Construction Accident Happens on Your Property

September 20, 2012

(U.S. Law and generally) Construction is a hazardous industry. Workers are injured regularly, site visitors can be hurt, and trespassers can be injured. The property owner may be liable if a construction accident occurs. How do you know if and when you are liable for an accident on your premises? How the Laws Apply Property […]

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Suffering from a Neighbourhood Nuisance? Take Steps to Protect Your Rights as a Citizen

September 4, 2012

Having a neighbour who is a continual nuisance can be more than just an annoyance. It can make your life miserable. It can lead to health problems from lack of sleep and mental stress. If you are being subjected to ongoing nuisance behavior, you have the right to have it stopped. An attorney can help […]

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Is Someone Interfering with Property Use? You May Have a Remedy Under Law

August 21, 2012

(US property law) When someone harms another person, through intentional or negligent acts, a tort occurs. It may include a criminal act, but it is not always the case. A tort is a claim brought by one person, the plaintiff, against another person, the defendant. The tort of conversion happens when someone intentionally interferes with […]

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