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Application Requisitions Rise in Opening Quarter Of 2019

Application Requisitions Rise in Opening Quarter Of 2019 The HM Land Registry (HMLR) is returning more and more applications to conveyancers. The number of applications being returned has increased by 14.75%, most of the applications resulted in a...

What can you do to avoid getting involved in a building dispute?

What can you do to avoid getting involved in a building dispute? Here are some tips:- Choose a professionally qualified or accredited builder Obtain 3 Quotations (don’t just select the cheapest Quotation) Ask your friends or acquaintances for...

SPEED LIMITS AND BUILT UP AREAS

SPEED LIMITS AND BUILT UP AREAS It is not unusual for us to be contacted by people who have inadvertently fallen foul of the law whilst driving, and one of the most common misunderstandings relates to speed limits. The basic rule is that a dual...

We are all at risk of imprisonment

We are all at risk of imprisonment As a young man at university I learned that in order to commit a crime a person had to have committed a guilty act (“actus reus”) and have a guilty mind (“mens rea”).  In other words, not...

Japanese Knotweed on the rise in London

Japanese Knotweed on the rise in London The warm and wet start to 2019 has enabled Japanese knotweed to thrive. 2019 has seen reports of up to 1 metre of growth already. Infestations have also been reported in some parts of outer London and the South...

Property owners now able to build larger extensions

Property owners now able to build larger extensions without planning permission. Temporary rules, which allowed bigger single-storey rear extensions without a full planning application, are being made permanent. Additions to terraced and semi-detached...

LANDLORDS BEWARE - CHARGING TENANTS

LANDLORDS BEWARE – CHARGING TENANTS Did you know that in June 2019 a new Bill is likely to pass through Parliament banning Landlords from charging their Tenants, for example, for supplying references, signing Contracts or viewing a property. A...

UK Property Register for foreign owned property

UK Property Register for foreign owned property Proposals for the first register of foreign owned property should be put into practice urgently according to MPs. More than £90 billion is estimated to be laundered illegally through the UK each year...

Land Registry new digital Local Search

Land Registry new digital Local Search Land Registry is working with local authorities in England to standardise and move their local land charges register information to one accessible place. Their aim is to make the home buying process simpler, faster...

RELEASED UNDER INVESTIGATION-THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

RELEASED UNDER INVESTIGATION-THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES Several years ago a number of high profile celebrities were arrested for alleged crimes and kept on police bail for what appeared to all concerned as unconscionable periods. As a result...
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