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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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Be careful what you wish for!

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 3rd 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

The high profile dispute involving the winner of the popular TV show “The Apprentice” highlights how important it is to clearly set out what is the nature of the role for which an individual is being employed.

The winner of the competition on “The Apprentice” was awarded a job within one...

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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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