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Oct

My seller lied to me! Misrepresentation and Property Sales

The consequences of not telling the truth when selling property Buying property is a big investment for anyone, so it’s only right that the purchaser should be satisfied about what they are buying. Likewise, the seller should be entitled to some comfort in knowing that once their property is sold, that is the end of the matter. The Seller’s Property…
03

Oct

Civil Partnerships for All!

Civil Partnerships: Is it about time? The Government has announced plans for all couples - both homosexual and heterosexual - in England and Wales to have the option to enter into civil partnership as well as to get married. The Supreme Court made a ruling earlier this year which recognised that the bar on opposite-sex couples being able to enter…
17

Sep

Changes in the Law for Landlords

Ignorance is no defence: landlords should be aware of changes in the law The Deregulation Act 2015 made changes to the law for all assured shorthold tenancies granted on or after 1st October 2015. Until now, those changes were not retrospective. However, come the 1st October 2018, landlords need to be aware that the law will also apply to all…
26

Aug

Why Would I Insure A Property I Don’t Own Yet?

When you are buying your new home, your solicitor should usually advise you to obtain buildings insurance for the property on Exchange of Contracts.  That means that you get a quote, and pay the premium for the insurance as soon as your conveyancing solicitor has confirmed the moment you’ve been waiting for:Exchange of Contracts has taken place. I've got no keys,…
29

Jul

Owens v Owens: Wife forced to stay in an unhappy marriage

Last Wednesday’s ruling in Owens v Owens has seen 5 Supreme Court judges reluctantly find that the wife cannot divorce her husband based on his behaviour. The Case for Divorce Hugh and Tini Owens have been married since 1978 - although they have lived apart since 2015. Mrs Owens’ petition claimed that Mr Owens’ behaviour was such that Mrs Owens…

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