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Boundary Disputes

A Boundary is defined as: “the boundary of a registered estate is shown as a general boundary, unless otherwise determined, meaning that as it is a general boundary, it does not determine the exact line of the boundary.” From Section 60 of...

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Grandparents – what are their rights?

We often hear how wonderful the love shared between children and their grandparents can be and what a valuable relationship they share.  The restrictions imposed by the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 certainly highlighted the anguish and upset that...

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Why Building Regulations are Important

What are Building Regulations? The UK Planning Portal defines Building Regulations as being the “minimum standards for design, construction, and alterations to virtually every building”. In practice, Building Regulations control the methods...

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Repairing the Disrepair

The question most commonly asked by landlords is, do I still have to repair items in the property if my tenant isn’t paying their rent? The answer is yes. Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, sets out the Landlord’s requirements of...

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Ground Rent Issues

What is Ground Rent? In order to enforce the terms of a Lease, a Ground Rent must be set.   This is generally in the form of a Tenant paying an ongoing sum of money to the Freeholder on an annual basis. This is because a Leasehold title (i.e....

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Review and Substantive Hearings

After a suspension of all possession matters in 2020, the Court finally re-commenced the re-listing of thousands of matters which were either due to be heard, or new matters that were issued by the Courts, albeit with a new procedure – the...

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