For nearly 10 years, lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) have been a way for someone (the Donor) to make sure that their financial affairs can be looked after in the event of their mental decline.Read more
What should you, as landlord, do in the event that your tenant has served a break notice but subsequently decides they want to stay?Read more
Do the Commercial Property Standard Enquiries ("CPSEs") need to be amended after the Grenfell Tower fire?
The tragic Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017 has caused consternation throughout the property industry and raised numerous industry-wide concerns.Read more
With space at a premium, particularly in urban arears, landlords often look to develop the roof space of their existing properties. This article considers what a leaseholder can do to prevent their landlord from developing the roof of their building.Read more
The news that London had breached its annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017, swiftly followed by the final warning issued to the United Kingdom by the European Commission for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution limits, is a sobering reminder of the price we continue to pay for freedom on four wheels.Read more
Acquiring a site is one thing, but equally as critical is the ability to use it for your desired purposes. Do you have sufficient parking provision on-site or do you need to use a neighbouring car park? Are you able to access your property directly from the public highway or do you need to pass over land in third party ownership?Read more
On 1 October 2017 the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims against individuals (“the Debt Protocol”) will come into force.
Usually houses are sold as freeholds where a purchaser buys the building and the land it stands on outright. In some cases, houses are sold as leasehold. This may be appropriate for some houses for example because they are on National Trust land.Read more
A few days after we wrote about wide-ranging changes to European data protection law coming into force in May 2018, under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the UK government published a statement of intent regarding plans to introduce a UK Data Protection Bill.Read more
Lawyers do sometimes make life difficult for themselves. Let's take lease classification as an example. The same lease may be variously described as a concurrent lease, a lease of the reversion and an overriding lease, sometimes rightly and sometimes wrongly, and, to complicate matters further, there are also reversionary leases, which may be leases of the reversion.Read more