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New House Building Numbers Confusing

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

The number of houses being built in the UK fell during the final 3 months of 2014, the first such decline for nearly 2 years.

The UK housing market has been slowing over the past few months but it is a very confused picture. The number of new buyers approaching Estate...

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The Rise of Women Solicitors

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All .

The Law Society of Ireland has announced that female Irish Solicitors now outnumber Irish male Solicitors practising in the Republic.

Our experience is that female applicants for job vacancies outnumber male applicants by quite a large margin.

In England and Wales if the annual average growth rates in the number of Practising...

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Energy Act 2011

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

We are certain that all of our clients are now familiar with the requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate for any building that is being sold or let and furthermore are aware that the EPC Rating must be put on the property particulars and no marketing can commence until...

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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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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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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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