Selling at property auctions

Selling property at auction can have unexpected benefits. We look at the pros and cons of selling at auction against using the traditional estate agent route.

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Restrictive covenants

Restrictive Covenants can dictate what you can do with a property, even if you own the freehold. We go through some issues – and your options.

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Renters Reform Bill and Ending Section 21

We discuss the Renters Reform Bill, which would fundamentally rebalance the law on residential landlord and tenant in several ways.

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Reliance in misrepresentation claims

When making a representation claim, you need to be aware of ‘reliance’ or ‘inducement’ to be successful. We explain this important concept.

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Commercial Rent Arrears Act 2022

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act has been passed. It deals with rent arrears which built up during the pandemic by business tenants.
The new act covers Rent Arrears and has been in place since 24th March 2022.

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Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 offers much-needed changes to the Freeholder / Leaseholder relationship. We guide you through, alerting you to potential pitfalls for both sides.

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Property auction conveyancing

Property auctions can be an inexpensive and exciting way of buying a house – but there are pitfalls you should be aware of. Engaging a conveyancing solicitor early on is a good move.

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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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