Inheritance act claims

When you die, if you leave a valid Will you are under no obligation to leave assets to your adult children. As the case of Miles and Shearer vs Shearer shows, your Will can stipulate who benefits from your estate in England and Wales.

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Repossession under covid-19

In the ever-changing landscape of the Covid-19 pandemic, where do landlords and tenants stand when it comes to evictions, moving on, and rent arrears? Read the latest updates for residential and commercial tenants and landlords.

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Claim for surveyor negligence

Claiming for professional negligence by a surveyor is possible: the ruling in the case of Large v Hart [2021] has implications for professional advice and information.

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What to avoid when buying a house

House buyers’ complaints about misrepresentation and being lied to – how not to fall victim to the same traps that could end up costing you a fortune.

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Property misrepresentation

If you’re relying on a seller telling the truth on their Property Information Form, you could be in for a nasty shock. Our post covers some of the issues, and the comments below the post cover even more live issues from flooding to planning permission.

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Facing a Property Misrepresentation Claim

This collection of cases of property misrepresentation claims should remind all of us how important it is to tell the truth on a Property Information Form

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Software licensing issues

Software licensing issues can seriously affect a business, often through misreading licenses or malicious reporting. And it’s an issue that you might not even notice until you get the letter.

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Tenant Fees Act guidance - rented homes getting protection

The Tenant Fees Act? The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019 and provided yet another tranche of requirements for private landlords to adhere to on pain of losing the ability to serve a Section 21 notice and regain possession of the premises after the expiry of a fixed-term Assured Shorthold […]

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Property auction problems

Property auctions are an increasingly popular way for property owners to sell their properties and for potential buyers to snap up a bargain. However, what at first sight appears to be a bargain can turn out to be an extremely costly mistake.

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Cohabitation claims ToLATA

Co-habitation and co-ownership are increasingly popular ways of owning property. We look at the different ways of setting ownership up, as well as what happens if the relationship breaks down.

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Making an Inheritance Act claim

You can rely on receiving an inheritance you’ve been led to expect all your life. What are your options is you end up feeling disinherited? We talk you through your rights in these circumstances.

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Delayed completion: links in the chain

Sadly, with the complexities of life and property transactions, and the fact that there is often a chain involved when buying and selling properties, one small hiccup can have consequences for everyone in that chain. It could be that funds were not received from the mortgage provider in time. It could be that a buyer […]

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