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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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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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Tribunal Fees Put Off Claimants

Posted by Mark Ollier on January 26th 2015 in All .

More than 80% of clients seeking helping from Citizens Advice say they would be put off going to an Employment Tribunal by the level of fee that they would face. A poll of 361 clients of the Advice Service found the majority are scared off by the fee regime that...

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Early repayment of your mortgage? Fine if you can!

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 30th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

With interest rates still at an all time low but with the possibility of increases in interest rates likely over the next 2 years many will see great advantages in either being able to repay their mortgage early or at least make overpayments towards the mortgage debt.

No one is suggesting...

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Right to Buy

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 7th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Do you have a Right to Buy your home and obtain a discount of up to £75,000?

The Government’s Right to Buy Scheme provides certain tenants with a right to purchase their Council (or in some circumstances ex-Council) home. Furthermore, the length of time you have spent as a tenant could...

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