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There’s a restrictive covenant on my property – what can I do?

Residential properties are often subject to a number of restrictive covenants, which limit what a homeowner is able to do with a property. A developer will usually impose a number of the restrictions when selling off the various plots on an estate. The reason for this is to protect and maintain the characteristic of the
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Walker Solicitors pleased to announce they are now certified with Cyber Essentials

The Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 has found that 56% of businesses hold personal data electronically with 47% of these experiencing breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. The majority of criminal hackers no longer look for high-profile targets or businesses, instead they are more devious and use automated attacks to exploit inadequately
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Developers, Landlords, Property Investors need to be aware of the Government response to reform of the residential leasehold system

On 28 June 2019 the Government released a response (‘the 2019 Response’) to the consultation paper dated 15 October 2018 published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government as to how to tackle unfair practices in the leasehold market in England (‘the 2018 Consultation’). Full copies of the October 2018 consultation paper and
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Mortgage Approvals on the Rise Despite Brexit Uncertainty

Britain’s housing market appears to be on the rise as mortgage approvals reach a two-year high, despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.   Figures issued by UK Finance, the trading association for lenders, show that 42,989 mortgages were approved in April – the most since February 2017 – a 6% rise from 40,564 in March and
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SECURITY OF TENURE ON COMMERCIAL LEASES

What is Security of Tenure? Security of tenure means that once a business tenant’s lease expires, the tenant has the right to request a new lease on the same terms as the previous lease, except where the landlord has a statutory ground to refuse the grant of a new lease. The accepted grounds for refusing
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What happens to your Will up on Divorce?

What happens to your Will upon Divorce? During or after the breakdown of a marriage life can become stressful, busy or sometimes exciting however the last thing anybody thinks about is their Will. In 2018 according to a poll carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support, it was revealed that among 42% of UK adults did
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Understanding your Title Deeds

At the bank; in a solicitors’ strongroom; in a filing cabinet, or under the bed … where are yours, and what do they mean?! A bundle of title deeds has historically been part and parcel of owning property.  The older the property, the more weighty the bundle, as a rule.  Traditionally, lawyers would hand-write long
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Help to Buy Equity Loans

Open the door to owning your own home…. Help to Buy has been available since 2013 and has already funded more than 71,000 people across the country to buy their home. What is a Help to Buy: Equity Loan? This scheme was set up to assist more people in purchasing their own home. If you qualify
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Do you need a survey when buying a home?

Do you need a survey when buying a home? When buying a new home, you take a big risk if you don’t properly investigate the property and any issues it might have. Failing to identify problems up front can mean you end up overpaying for a property, being left with unexpected expenses or being left
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Pricing and Service Transparency from 06 December 2018

As from 06 December 2018 all firms providing specialising in specific areas of legal practice will be required to publish information on their pricing and services.   Both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) have issued regulations requiring regulated legal firms to publish information on pricing to help consumers
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