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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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Deception invalidates Planning Application

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 12th 2014 in All .

An application for change of use of a property from agricultural to residential was recently turned down because the applicant had deceived the Local Authority.

The applicant had bought land in the green belt and had successfully applied for planning permission to build a barn.  The barn was then covertly converted...

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Buying a Business

Posted by Mark Ollier on November 8th 2013 in All , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

One of the hallmarks of the last few years has been the enthusiasm of clients to purchase or start  new businesses - notwithstanding the recession. As Solicitors, we are often asked to advise on the essential points to look out for, when acquiring an existing business, large or small.

A vital aspect...

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Staff Have Rights to a Private Life

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 6th 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

An employer who required her live-in housekeeper to not get pregnant has been ordered by an Employment Tribunal to pay £19,000 in compensation. 

Countess Maya Von Schönburg was found guilty by an employment tribunal both of sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal. The German aristocrat told Teresa Filipowsa that she must not...

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The need for Electrical Safety in tenanted properties

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

A recent study by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC), ‘Landlords Risking Lives and Livelihoods By Ignoring Electrical Safety’, that was published on 6 June 2013 “….found 1.7 million private renters have reported electrical concerns that were either ignored by their landlord or acted on too slowly on, and 1.3 million...

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HELP TO BUY?

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

There is no doubt that the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme is promoting a great deal of activity in new home sales, although its effect on the remainder of the local housing market remains to be seen.  This is of course only the start, as Help to Buy will be...

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