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9 July 2013

Residential Property update:

Natasha Rees and Emma Gosling assess the changes to residential service charges in the light of cases on notification requirements, time limits and consultation before qualifying works.

First published in Solicitors Journal, 9 July 2013.

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28 June 2013

Don't bank on guarantor in case of alterations

The message: Any material variation can discharge a guarantor.

The case: A guarantor has successfully challenged its liability to meet substantial liabilities under a 1981 lease in Topland Portfolio No 1 vs Smiths News Trading (06.06.13).

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12 June 2013

Supreme Court ruling : Petrodel v Prest [2013] UKSC 34 - Newsflash

The Supreme Court has found in favour of Mrs Prest, with the size of her award at £17.5m remaining unchanged.  What is of particular interest in this case, is the interplay of family and corporate law, and the remarks made in the Court of Appeal that the family court could not run by its own set of rules, but must be consistent with other divisions of the High Court.  Also, the family judge Th

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10 June 2013

Deal with liabilities before death

Dominic Ribet reports on whether the amendments to IHT legislation contained in the recent Budget will lead to any unintended consequences.

First published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, June 2013.

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9 June 2013

What is a flat?

The Court of Appeal judgment in Jafton Properties Limited held that sub-let flats used as service apartments were commercial properties. Natasha Rees reports on the effects for tenants.

First published in Solicitors Journal, June 2013.

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21 May 2013

Commercial property update

Magnus Hassett looks at recent case developments surrounding TVGs, the meaning of quiet enjoyment and wind farm planning.

First published in Solicitors Journal, 21 May 2013.

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