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Mark Ollier

Make Sure Your Boundaries Are Accurate

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 23rd 2015 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

We advise all of our clients who are purchasing properties to visit the property on the ground with the Land Registry plan provided by us in order to check that the boundaries on the ground match those on the plan.

It sounds simple enough, but it is surprising just how many...

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Mark Ollier

Flood Risk

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 16th 2015 in All .

Heading towards the depths of winter prompts me to write on the subject of flooding. Law Society guidance highlights the need for Solicitors to ensure that their clients can obtain flood insurance for a property on acceptable terms before entering into a Contract.

In practice this means that Solicitors undertake an...

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Mark Ollier

A new Court of Appeal decision on Landlords Repairing Obligations

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 11th 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

There is a new case on landlords repairing obligations that you need to know about.  Edwards v Kumarasamy.

Mr Edwards was a tenant renting a flat from Mr Kumarasamy.  This case is about his claim for compensation when he tripped on an uneven paving slab on the outside path to the...

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Victoria Emmett

Access the Wills of Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Beatrix Potter!

Posted by Victoria Emmett on February 11th 2015 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

HM Courts & Tribunal Service have made available for public viewing 41 million wills which date back to 1858.   You will now be able to connect to history from the comfort of your own home and look up the wills of such people as the mathematician Alan Turing, Oliver Twist...

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Property Redress Schemes for tenancies

Posted on February 9th 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

All letting agents and property managers need to know that from 1 October 2014, you must belong to one of the three government approved property redress schemes or you could be fined up to £5,000.

Agents or property managers control valuable assets that hold huge amounts of other people's money and...

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Mark Ollier

New Court of Appeal Decision on Tenancy Deposit Regulations

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 2nd 2015 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

If you are a Landlord of a property where you took a deposit and the tenancy went “periodic” before the Tenancy Deposit regulations came into force in April 2007 you may think that you are safe from the Regulations. However the Court of Appeal has recently decided that the situation...

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