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Tenants benefit when repair costs rise

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 3rd 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

When a Landlord wants to carry out works and the cost of completing them will be charged to the Tenants via a service charge, the Law requires a Landlord to carry out a consultation exercise if the cost per Tenant will exceed £250. The procedure is relatively long winded but...

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The Influence Of Cranbrook

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 9th 2012 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Lying to the east of Exeter beyond Whimple lie green fields upon which a gigantic construction project  is altering the landscape.

This is “Cranbrook”.

As I visited the Cranbrook site last Sunday and its visitor centres I was overwhelmed by the sheer size and ambition of this project...

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Why Conveyancing? - A Personal View

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 31st 2012 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Should the law just be about solving problems and dealing with the bad things in life, or should it also be a means to a positive end?

When I first joined a law firm after gaining my professional qualifications, the firm, in Birmingham, specialised in litigation but also had...

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Do I Need A Survey?

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 6th 2012 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

Do I need a survey?
Your home is probably the most expensive and important purchase you will every make and so it is important to ensure that the building is sound.  The price of a survey could save a huge amount of expense and will also give you peace of...

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Obligation On Seller Sets Boundary

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 10th 2012 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , MOVING HOUSE .

When a plan is attached to a conveyance, it is often marked ‘for identification purposes only’ in order to ensure that the plan is not considered to be the definitive record of the property being conveyed.

Recently, a dispute reached court after the boundary of a property that had...

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Lending Money To Children For Home Loans

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 26th 2009 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

In the current difficult economic times and with the unwillingness of most banks and buildings societies to loan much more than 75% of a property’s value, many parents are lending or giving money to their children to use as a deposit so that they can buy a decent home while...

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