28.2.2024 | Ellie McEvoy

The Consumer Credit Act 1974 to the rescue?

Our clients issued a claim against their former accountant, friend and trusted confidante. The clients ran a restaurant from a...

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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

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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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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service charges
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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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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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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flats in a london street
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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Green ecological house in empty field
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 where a Party Wall Award...

Buying a house with a party wall agreement Buying a property can already be a stressful process but finding out...

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people talking
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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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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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

Squatting-will the new law provide homeowners with increased...

On Saturday 1 September 2012 a new law came into force which makes squatting in a residential building an offence punishable by...

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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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13.8.2019 | Shilpa Mathuradas

Canary Wharf v EMA

EMA Decision: Brexit Does Not Frustrate Commercial Property Lease The largely anticipated decision in the case of Canary Wharf v...

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13.8.2019

Rogue landlord ordered to pay tenant over £20,000 in...

A team of our housing solicitors were successful in a longstanding claim against a rogue landlord concerning a conduct of...

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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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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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rooms to let sign
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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