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What’s the problem? – Rentcharges
Sarah Loan, Commercial Property Solicitor, explains the issues surrounding rentcharges and why they aren’t as innocuous as most people think.
By Sarah Loan on Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Planning: Your money back guarantee
Senior Planning Consultant Daniel Addis explains where a planning fee may be refunded after 26 weeks under the government's 'Planning Guarantee'.
By Daniel Addis on Monday 7th August 2017
Protecting the family home
Solicitor Tracy Stainton explains how to protect your family home through the use of a Lifetime Property Protection Trust (LPPT).
By Tracy Stainton on Friday 4th August 2017
Squatting and the law
Sharon Dunstan explains the law surrounding squatting, or adverse possession as it is formally known.
By Sharon Dunstan on Monday 17th July 2017
Amputations and advances in prosthetic limbs
Alix Walker gives an overview of amputations and describes the recent medical advances in prosthetic limbs.
By Alix Walker on Thursday 6th July 2017
Registration of land: Why you should consider a voluntary application
Associate Solicitor Christina Foster explains the background to land registration and the benefits of voluntarily registering your land.
By Christina Foster on Monday 3rd July 2017
Shared parental leave
Debra Robinson reports on a recent case on shared parental leave: Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd.
By Debra Robinson on Wednesday 28th June 2017
Holiday pay update
Joanne Stronach explains the decision in King v The Sash Window Workshop, which considered holiday pay entitlement carried over subsequent years.
By Joanne Stronach on Wednesday 28th June 2017
Lease or licence? The important distinction
Megan Richardson explains the important legal distinction between a lease and a licence.
By Megan Richardson on Tuesday 27th June 2017
Saying what you mean
John Noctor explains the case of Persimmon Homes Ltd & Others v Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, in which an exclusion clause was contested over its meaning.
By John Noctor on Tuesday 27th June 2017
Buying a new build property
Rachael Holliday gives a brief breakdown of the main advantages and disadvantages of buying a new build property.
By Rachael Holliday on Monday 19th June 2017