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Human Rights Defence To A Landlord’s Claim For Possession

July 6th, 2016

Last month the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal by a residential tenant in respect of a possession order which had been obtained by the landlord. This was an awkward claim, as the tenant was living in a property owned by her parents. The tenant had been granted a number of assured shorthold tenancy agreements. […]

Brexit and its Effects on the Property Sector

June 28th, 2016

We’ve had the EU referendum – what next? The Law Society last week published an article which proffered reasons for sitting on both sides of the fence.  Like Mr Martin Coleman, this author voted to remain in the EU. Lawyers love evidence and facts.  Mr Coleman cited figures from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research […]

Lasting Powers Of Attorney – Planning For The Unexpected

June 22nd, 2016

Why a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is not just for the elderly One person in the UK develops Dementia every three minutes. There are approximately 152,000 Strokes in the UK every year, that’s more than one every five minutes. Emergency services treat hundreds of thousands of people for head injuries each year. Traumatic brain injury […]

When HMRC Tried To Win Against Spurs

June 20th, 2016

This week, one of our partners’ football clubs has been in the news in the case of Tottenham Hotspur Limited – v – The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (2016). You can read the full case details by clicking here. This case concerned payments made by Tottenham to former players Peter Crouch and […]

Constructive Dismissal Claim and a Season to Forget for Chelsea Football Club

June 13th, 2016

Chelsea Football Club have made headlines in the sports media recently, but for all the wrong reasons What can we learn about Employment Law from Chelsea FC’s settlement with Eva Carneiro? On 07 June 2016, former Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro settled her dismissal claim against the club on confidential terms.  It is not entirely […]

Was Gary Lineker right to criticise all divorce lawyers?

May 13th, 2016

According to a recent article in a well known national newspaper footballing star and TV personality Gary Lineker has, allegedly made unfavourable comments in the media regarding divorce and divorce lawyers.  According to the report, Gary told the Radio Times that it was ‘very difficult to get divorced’ and ‘lawyers try to manipulate it and […]

How Cunningtons Solicitors Saved Clients £505,352 in Stamp Duty

May 8th, 2016

Government announces changes to stamp duty rates on buy to let and second homes On the 25th November 2015 the government announced a change to the current Stamp Duty rules for buy to let and second home properties. For properties worth over £40,000.00, each Stamp Duty Land Tax rate band would increase by 3%, driving […]

How To Choose a Conveyancing Solicitor

April 7th, 2016

A recent report on home moving trends in 2015* has been published giving the feedback of 5,400 property purchasers, who have kindly given their insights into their home move to tell you the do’s and dont’s of choosing your conveyancing solicitor. We have compiled the key facts for you below. How do you start selecting a […]

Cunningtons Launch Fast Track Buy To Let Conveyancing Service

January 11th, 2016

There are changes due in April 2016 with regards to stamp duty payable on buy to let/second properties in the UK. The stamp duty payable on these transactions is set to increase significantly £0 to £40,000 0% £40,001 to £125,000 3% – currently 0% £125,001 to £250,000 5% – currently 2% £250,001 to 925,000 8% […]

5 Common Questions You Ask Your Property Solicitor, and 5 Questions You Should Ask!

January 4th, 2016

We take a look at the five most common questions we get asked by customers and potential customers, and try and answer these for you. We also look at five questions that perhaps customers should ask but often don’t! Moving house can be a very stressful time, and there is a lot to remember during […]