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LANDLORDS BEWARE - CHARGING TENANTS

LANDLORDS BEWARE – CHARGING TENANTS Did you know that from 1 st June 2019 a Landlord cannot require a tenant to make certain payments in connection with a tenancy? If you signed a Tenancy Agreement before 1 st June 2019 the ban on fees will not...

Grandparents' rights to see their grandchildren

Grandparents’ rights to see their grandchildren Do you know that a grandparent does not have an automatic right to access to their grandchildren? However, the family courts do recognise that grandparents can play an invaluable role in their...

Challenging a Will

Challenging a Will In theory anyone can challenge a Will. However, it is unlikely that you will receive anything from the estate unless you were part of the most recent Will (or the most recent Will that is deemed to be valid), or you are making a claim...

Age discrimination - Happy Birthday!?

Age discrimination – Happy Birthday!? A legal secretary who claimed that she suffered age discrimination when her colleagues asked about her 50 th  birthday and sent her a card has had her case dismissed by the Employment Tribunal. The...

The important reason you should always write 2020

The important reason you should always write 2020 in full this year Many people would usually write the year in short format e.g. ’18 or ’19 to signify 2018 or 2019. However, this year it is important that you write the year 2020 in full or...

Who can make a claim for reasonable financial provision

Who can make a claim for reasonable financial provision from a deceased person’s estate? The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 allows certain people to make a claim for reasonable financial provision from a deceased...

What is a rentcharge?

What is a rentcharge? A rentcharge is nothing to do with a lease. To be clear a rentcharge is any annual or other regular sum of money charged on land except (i) rent payable under the terms of a lease and (ii) interest payments. To confuse matters even...

Law Commission Publish Enfranchisement Recommendations

Law Commission Publish Enfranchisement Recommendations The Law Commission has published a report setting out options for reducing the costs leaseholders have to pay during the process of extending their lease or buying the freehold title. The report...

Do you have a troublesome Employee who is threatening to resign?

Do you have a troublesome Employee who is threatening to resign? What should you as an Employer do to protect your position? In many cases you should think “Settlement Agreement”. A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding contract...

Digital assets - what happens when I die?

Digital assets – what happens when I die? A digital asset is any text or media that is not in hard format. Digital files that do not include a right to use them are not considered digital assets. Digital assets are categorised into images,...
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