Residential Property News

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...

Building Works Next Door Making Your Life a Misery?October 17, 2018

Construction works on neighbouring properties can make your life a misery but, with the right legal advice, you may be able to do something about...

Tenants Must Bear Cost of Safety ImprovementsAugust 14, 2018

Following the Grenfell disaster in 2017, cladding has come under close scrutiny with surveys being carried out as a priority in buildings across the UK....

Council Tax to Bite on Empty PropertyJune 20, 2018

In 2017, 205,293 dwellings in England were left empty for six months or more. With the housing shortage never far from the news agenda, steps...

Working From Home? Do You Have the Right?May 24, 2018

Although they may not know it, many householders are banned by restrictions in their title deeds from using their properties for commercial purposes. Recently, a...

Planning Law – Take Advice Before You ActApril 22, 2018

The planning system is very far from straightforward and sensible landowners seek legal advice before tackling it. The point was underlined by one case in...

Premature Contract Signature Proves ExpensiveApril 8, 2018

Signing a contract before you are sure you are willing to complete it can be a huge mistake: judges do not flinch from enforcing valid...

DIY Approach to Property Purchase Proves CostlyMarch 21, 2018

You might think that something as seemingly simple as buying a pitch for a caravan is straightforward enough to do yourself, but a recent example...

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