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Karen du Rocher
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Christmas trading - implications for landlords and tenants

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Retail, leisure, and hospitality businesses will be banking on a good festive season this year. Shops will want to stay open for longer and may want to add to their usual offer, to attract as much footfall as possible. Landlords with empty units will be...

Court Holds That Pre-2015 EPC Was Not Required for Eviction

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In a recent case, the Court of Appeal declared that a section 21 notice seeking possession was valid, despite the landlord failing to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) prior to the notice. Typically, a landlord cannot serve a valid section 21...

Is it time to open a pop-up shop?

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While 2020 has been a difficult year on the high street, there has also been a surge of new business startups responding to increased demand for online and local shopping. Many startups are born and continue on the kitchen table, but if yours has...

Possible impacts of COVID-19 on property transactions

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For clients in the midst of trying to buy, sell or rent a property, the coronavirus outbreak is causing particular uncertainty at all stages in the process. We want to reassure you that our property law team will continue to operate as normally as...

Solving a boundary dispute without going to court

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Homeowners who feel that the boundary at their property is not where it should be, or that a neighbour’s extension goes over an existing boundary line, could go to court to have this dispute determined. This is usually only viable if you have...

The excitement of moving home

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Moving home can be one of the most stressful times of your life, but it can also be an exciting and positive time. The conveyancing process is full of uncertainty. Your transaction may be linked to numerous other transactions over which you have no control...

The bank of mum and dad

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Recent surveys show that the “Bank of Mum and Dad” is playing a huge role in the current property market. According to recent news reports one in four buyers expects to receive financial assistance from family and friends and the average...