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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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AUTUMN 2018 BUDGET – CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS AND STAMP DUTY LAND TAX

AUTUMN 2018 BUDGET – CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS AND STAMP DUTY LAND TAX In the Autumn Budget for 2017, it was announced that Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) would be abolished for first-time buyers for purchases up to £300,000 from 22nd November 2017. This also applied to purchases of shared ownership properties where
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Common land, town and village greens

What are they? A town or village green is an area of open space which has been used by the inhabitants of the town, village or parish, for the purposes of lawful recreation for a significant period of time. In general terms, “common land” means land owned by one person over which another person is
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Appointment of a Guardian

When drafting your Will it is important to consider guardianship for your child to ensure you know that the person appointed will carry on bringing them up as you had intended.  If the parents of the child have died without appointing guardians, only the Court can appoint a guardian.   Under the Children Act 1989 Section 5(3)
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Solar Panels – What you need to know

Increasingly, property owners are considering installing solar panels in order to reduce their energy bills and earn money for producing electricity. There are, however, some important legal considerations to be taken into account when deciding whether to install solar panels. Planning Permission Solar panels on domestic and non-domestic properties are classed as a General Permitted
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