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Engery Performance Certificates When Letting Residential Property

Posted by Mark Ollier on December 7th 2018 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Energy Performance Certificates When Letting Residential Property

Landlords should by now be familiar with the requirement to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate or EPC before beginning the letting of a property. If there is no existing certificate they can usually be obtained for around £75 depending on the property or...

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Problems with Potholes?

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 30th 2018 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Some of us in the South West have endured the anguish of being stranded on an unlit  road in the dark having driven into a pothole and calling out the motoring club for assistance. Unfortunately, with local authority budgets limited, the pothole crisis in the area seems to get worse every...

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Asian Hornet: UK Sightings in 2018

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 24th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Asian hornet: UK sightings in 2018

The government has confirmed that there have been 13 confirmed sightings of the Asian hornet in England and six nests have been destroyed. Nine of these sightings occurred in 2018; an individual hornet in Lancashire (April) and Hull, three in Cornwall, two in Hampshire, one...

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How to choose a Solicitor

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 17th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , FAMILY , MOVING HOUSE , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Choosing a Solicitor?

As a regular subscriber to Which magazine, I was immensely gratified to see the booklet enclosed which their latest issue dealing with “Planning your Next House Move”

They recommend choosing specialists to carry out the legal work and say that solicitors offer a wider range of legal services than...

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Negotiating Commercial Leases 2

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 2nd 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

Having agreed that you want to take on new commercial premises, you need to think next about the length of the lease and whether or not you will be able to renew it at the end of the original term.

The point about the length of a lease is that ordinarily,...

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Negotiating Commercial Leases 1

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 2nd 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

We have seen a recent trend where both Landlords and Tenants attempt to negotiate and complete new commercial leases especially for retail premises without obtaining professional advice, either from lawyers or from specialist surveyors. Given the complexity of the law relating to commercial leases, this is bound to cause problems...

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