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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Lessons to learn from Kate Garraway

ContentsDoes Kate Garraway have a Lasting Power of Attorney?Why being ‘Next of Kin’ is not enoughGet the legal aspects done rightHelp Completing your LPA Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek Draper’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she and Derek had in place. Most of us assume that when […]

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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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Sunaks covid giveaway

Rishi Sunak’s Stamp Duty Holiday was a bold and expensive plan to encourage the property market back to life after the havoc wrought by the first pandemic lockdown. As it draws to a close we have an overview and consider how 2021 will shape up for the housing market.

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New start 2021

January is traditionally a busy time for family lawyers.  Couples whose relationships are in difficulties often put off plans to separate until after Christmas, not wishing to disrupt the children’s or extended family’s celebrations. Time to make decisions? This year of course the coronavirus pandemic has put an enormous strain on all of our relationships.  Citizens […]

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A separated Christmas is bad enough for you and your children, but Christmas 2020 offers new challenges for us all. We talk you through some tips for keeping things as simple as possible.

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Misuse of DNARs

The misuse of DNARs has become more common in the 2020 pandemic – we feel you should be aware of ageism in their use.

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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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Using the SDLT holiday to buy your dream home

ContentsThe importance of the housing marketWhat about property tax?Why does stopping collecting all that tax make sense?What has been the effect of 2020 issues on house prices?Does this mean the north/south divide is lessening?What will happen when the SDLT holiday is over?Should I take advantage of the SDLT holiday? Anyone who has been living on […]

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Free Wills October 2020

As Wills and Probate solicitors, we hope you forgive us for going on about the importance of having a valid Will. Making a Will is a relatively inexpensive way of ensuring that your assets go to the right place when you are no longer around. Dying without a Will means that your loved ones are […]

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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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