Residential Property Articles

Repossessions – the Duties of Mortgage Lenders

When mortgage arrears are serious and/or there is a breach of the mortgage covenants, the lender will usually seek an order for repossession of the...

What is a Tenant’s Improvement?

The law allows any tenant (with some exceptions) who has lived in a property for more than three years under a lease of more than...

What is a Tenant’s Improvement?

The law allows any tenant (with some exceptions) who has lived in a property for more than three years under a lease of more than...

Buying Abroad – Considerations

After another cold, wet summer and with dull economic prospects at home, you might be thinking of buying a property abroad or even making a...

Buying Abroad – Considerations

After another cold, wet summer and with dull economic prospects at home, you might be thinking of buying a property abroad or even making a...

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Residential Property News

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...

Onerous Leasehold Terms to be BannedFebruary 26, 2018

Following an outcry over the terms that apply to the purchase of new leasehold properties in some circumstances, the Government conducted a public consultation. This...

Facing Compulsory Purchase of Your Home?December 18, 2017

Home ownership is generally regarded as providing safety and long-term security, but this is not always the case as properties can be compulsorily purchased by...

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