Residential Property News

Instruction Sufficient to Allow Third Party Reliance on ArrangementsAugust 4, 2019

The purchase of properties abroad is a process that can be replete with disputes and financial losses for the unwary or unadvised. Whilst some foreign...

Tree Felling Without Permission Proves ExpensiveJuly 22, 2019

Ignoring tree preservation orders can prove to be a very expensive mistake and if your property has a protected tree on it, you should make...

Rules are RulesJuly 9, 2019

A recent case should serve as a reminder that rules are rules and 'close enough' often isn't! The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England)...

Failure to Challenge Repaving Results in Loss of TitleJune 19, 2019

Failing to take active steps to protect your land from use by another can produce unfortunate effects, as a couple from York discovered recently. The couple...

High Court Rules Against Right to RentMay 20, 2019

The legislation that introduced the Right to Rent scheme, which went live in February 2016 and compels landlords to check the immigration status of their...

Hedge Cutting Proves CostlyFebruary 1, 2019

You might think that where the boundaries of property lie should be clear, but boundary disputes are a fruitful source of argument in the courts. A...

Hedge Cutting Proves CostlyFebruary 1, 2019

You might think that where the boundaries of property lie should be clear, but boundary disputes are a fruitful source of argument in the courts. A...

Leasehold Reform Consultation EndsJanuary 15, 2019

The leasehold system in the UK has been crying out for reform for years, and the Government has decided to tackle the issues through the...

The Sky Above and the Earth BelowDecember 31, 2018

A recent case may raise alarm bells for anyone thinking about adding a basement to a property which is divided. It involved a terraced house which...

Residents’ Association Pays Price for Failing to Take Professional AdviceNovember 1, 2018

Many blocks of flats are managed by a residents' association, which has the great advantage of affording tenants democratic rights of self-determination. However, as a...

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