22.3.2024 | James Mayall

The Death of Section 21: A Review of the...

The 2019 Conservative Manifesto made a commitment to end “no fault evictions”. This has now been set out in the proposed...

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22.3.2024 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Client successful in TOLATA proceedings

The case related to proceedings under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TOLATA”) in respect of joint...

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23.1.2024 | Joanne Wong

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill and Service...

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill was introduced to Parliament on 27 November 2023 with the aim of delivering on the government’...

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23.1.2024 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Will 2024 bring changes to the conveyancing process?

The National Trading Standard Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has recently released new guidance relating to information on both...

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23.1.2024 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Know your Rights (of Way)

If you have a question or concern over a right of way on your property, it is important to seek...

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23.1.2024 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Party Wall Etc Act 1996 v Common Law

The case of Power & Kyson & Shah [2023] EWICA Civ 239 brought in question the interrelationship between common law and the...

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4.12.2023 | Amber Krishnan-Bird

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill 2024

As of the 27th November 2023 “Bill 13” has been introduced in the House of Commons. The passage of the bill could...

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Kings Speech
8.11.2023 | Amber Krishnan-Bird

Leasehold update: A new Leasehold and Freehold Bill...

Yesterday, 7th November 2023, in the King’s Speech we heard the following: “My Ministers will bring forward a bill to...

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27.10.2023 | Shilpa Mathuradas

The Building Safety Act 2022

This much awaited Act was introduced into Parliament on 5th May 2021 as a consequence of the Hackitt Report on Building...

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22.8.2023 | Shilpa Mathuradas

“Reasonableness” of Service Charges

It is well known that the relevant costs that a landlord incurs in the provision of services, repairs improvements, maintenance...

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House-Finsbury-Park
19.5.2023 | Simon Nosworthy

Declaration of Trust for Property

If you are buying a property jointly, you may want to consider making a declaration of trust to record your...

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11.5.2023 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Lease Extension Negligence

What is Lease Extension Negligence? Solicitors Negligence when a Tenant claims a new lease of a flat under the Leasehold...

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11.5.2023 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Overlooking Nuisance Claims

Overlooking Nuisance Claims – net curtains not necessarily! I refer to the article https://osborneslaw.com/blog/overlooking-nuisance-claims-buy-some-net-curtains/ which concerned the...

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11.5.2023 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Rent Repayment Order: Rakusen v Jepsen

Rakusen v Jepsen & Others 2023 Judgement was given in this case on the 1st March 2023 and when it was settled...

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10.5.2023 | Amber Krishnan-Bird

Government Announces Leasehold Reforms

The government announced in 2021 the introduction of various leasehold reforms which will affect the leasehold system for properties in England...

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13.2.2023 | Maria Elliot

Transfer of Equity Stamp Duty

Do I Pay Stamp Duty Land Tax When Transferring Property into My Partner’s Name? When it comes to property...

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13.2.2023 | Maria Elliot

Shared Ownership Stamp Duty

Do you pay stamp duty on shared ownership? When you buy a new shared ownership property, you are given two...

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8.2.2023 | Jema Thaker

Severance of a Joint Tenancy

Severing a Joint Tenancy Normally, when couples buy a property together they do so as joint tenants. This means they...

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8.2.2023 | Jema Thaker

Tenants in Common vs Joint Tenants

Tenants in Common vs Joint Tenants: Which is best for buying a property together? When buying a property with someone...

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Japanese Knotweed
5.2.2023 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Japanese Knotweed: Knot in my backyard again!

Many will have read the recent case in which a furniture designer pursued his seller successfully after he moved into...

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20.1.2023 | Simon Nosworthy

Stamp duty tax to remain the same until 2025

Good news for buyers as the current SDLT rates will remain until 2025 Buyers looking to purchase this year will be...

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19.1.2023 | Simon Nosworthy

Half of UK renters worried they will not...

As rent rises for the majority of UK renters, half are worried they will not be able to afford it...

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23.9.2022 | Simon Nosworthy

First-time buyer stamp duty exemption

Stamp duty is the bane of every home buyer, with only first-time buyers being exempt from paying the tax if...

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london property
9.6.2022 | James Mayall

TOLATA Claims

What are trusts of land? Property ownership is not always a straightforward legal issue, particularly where the parties are cohabitees...

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right to light
8.6.2022 | James Mayall

Right to Light Explained

Right to Light Law in the UK Property owners have a legal right to light as set out in the...

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8.6.2022 | James Mayall

Landlords and the Dangers of Rent-to-Rent

Rent-to-Rent refers to the practice of landlords letting a whole property to a tenant (usually a limited company), which is...

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6.4.2022 | Shilpa Mathuradas

The End of Ground Rents

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 It has been confirmed that The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 will come into...

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9.11.2021 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Can I still claim adverse possession?

The principle of “adverse possession” commonly known as “squatters rights” is a principle which allows a person who does not...

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party wall disputes
5.10.2021 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Buying a Property with a Party Wall Agreement

Introduction to buying a house with a party wall agreement Buying a property can already be a stressful process but...

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26.6.2021 | Shilpa Mathuradas

The Risks Of Buying Properties Off Plan!

The Daily Mail reported that 300 families a week have to move into shoddy newly built homes. Not all will have...

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Carole Patterson
7.5.2021

Costly clauses missed by lawyers in leasehold contracts

A mum has been left facing a bill of millions of pounds a year for the ground rent of her...

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30.1.2021 | Guy Osborn

Making Alterations to a Leasehold Property

What is a Leasehold Property? There are two main types of property in England and Wales, freehold and leasehold property....

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10 top tips
5.1.2021 | Simon Nosworthy

10 Top Tips to Avoid Delays When Selling Your...

Top 10 Tips for Preparing Your Property for Sale Thinking about marketing your property for sale? Simon Nosworthy, Conveyancing Solicitor at...

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8.5.2020 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Easements – Five Questions Answered

What is an easement? An easement is a right benefitting a piece of land (known as the dominant land) that...

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6.2.2020

‘Glass in Hand’ Lecture – Should we be nervous...

Hampstead residents will be able to find out about their legal rights when trees damage or overhang their property, next...

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3.1.2020

Property Fraud

Anybody who owns a property could be the subject of property fraud. The perpetrator may be a tenant of the...

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11.10.2019 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Government eviction reforms “risk increasing delays”

Government plans to end so-called ‘no fault’ evictions – and at the same time expand what amounts to a good reason...

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13.8.2019 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Osbornes win 5 day trial in property dispute at...

In 1985 clients of Osbornes, Mr and Mrs Ali-Khan, purchased a house. For various reasons they were not able to obtain...

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12.8.2019 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Basement developments- How to fight back

Basement developments are growing ever more popular, particularly in wealthy London boroughs, leaving homeowners fearful that neighbours’ excavation projects will...

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18.7.2019 | Shilpa Mathuradas

New Builds, Poor Standards!

This week’s Dispatches programme examined allegations of shoddy standards, poor customer care and excessive profits from one of Britain’...

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22.5.2019 | Maria Elliot

What Is Equity Release?

Equity release is a type of financial product available to homeowners which allows them to access some of the equity...

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10.4.2019 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Landlords & Letting Agents be Warned

On 12 February 2019, the Tenant Fees Bill received Royal Assent and comes into effect on the 1 June 2019 The Act prevents landlord...

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25.3.2019

London property ‘hotspots’

Property professionals across the country have made their predictions as to what is in store for the property market over...

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23.9.2018 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation to be...

In an attempt to raise standards for all relevant Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), changes are afoot and come into...

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30.1.2018 | Guy Osborn

Understanding Your Lease

The security of shelter is a basic human requirement and is even more important if we have a family or...

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31.10.2017 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Airbnb Ruling (Nemcova v Fairfield)

Shilpa Mathuradas examines the case of Nemcova v Fairfield Rents Ltd. In this case, The Upper Tribunal considered whether a...

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