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Mark Ollier

Property Redress Schemes for tenancies

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 9th 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

All letting agents and property managers need to know that from 1 October 2014, you must belong to one of the three government approved property redress schemes or you could be fined up to £5,000.

Agents or property managers control valuable assets that hold huge amounts of other people's money and...

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Mark Ollier

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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Mark Ollier

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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Zoe Gaitskell

Get Proper Legal Representation for Family Law Cases

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on January 19th 2015 in All , FAMILY .

The growing volume of what are called “litigants in person” has been politically sensitive since much of Family Law was taken out of the scope of Legal Aid. Not so long ago Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson told a committee of MP's it was likely that the miscarriages of...

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Frances Griffiths

Selling a Business? Beware of your Duty of Disclosure

Posted by Frances Griffiths on September 30th 2014 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

In a case which underlines the need for both full and accurate disclosure of potential liabilities when selling a business, a lawyer who failed to reveal the existence of a potentially substantial negligence claim against his firm before disposing of it will receive a lesser sum for its sale, following...

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Victoria Emmett

Deeds of Variation - Varying your inheritance after death

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 30th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

It is not a well known fact that, beneficiaries of a will or intestacy can alter or rearrange the deceased persons affairs after their death by use of a Deed of Variation.

A Deed of Variation can be used by a beneficiary who wants to redirect the assets he is entitled...

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