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Forfeiture - potential pitfalls you need to be aware of

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Forfeiture provides the right for a landlord to enter the property let to the tenant and reclaim ownership prior to the contractual termination of the lease due to the tenants default. It is arguably a draconian measure and one which the Law Commission has...

Comparison of Residential and Commercial Lease Service Charges

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There are substantial differences between residential and commercial leases. Residential service charges are the subject of substantially more legislation and rules than those of commercial leases. Although there are the RICS Guidelines in respect of...

Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2019

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Brethertons Solicitors Highly Commended at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2019 Brethertons are delighted to announce that we have been awarded highly commended Solicitor Firm of the Year – Outside London at the Enfranchisement and...

When it's too late for a Power of Attorney

Sophie Forsyth
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“I’m still young.” “I’ll get around to it at some point.” “It won’t happen to me.” We regularly hear the above reasons not to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) . A number of things can cause...

Dangers of AirBnB Leasehold Properties

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Do remember that short-term property lets are not a new phenomenon. Organisations like AirBnB have recently grown which has made the issues concerning short-term lets a new focus. AirBnB has become the shorthand reference to these particular types of let....

The success of the pre-action protocol for debt claims?

Ben Foley
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Are you a property manager looking to recover a debt from a tenant and/or guarantor (where the tenant/guarantor is an individual)? This blog reviews the pre-action protocol for debt claims and how successful it has been since its introduction. Background...

Buying a Commercial Property at Auction?

Bejul Lakhani-Lever
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Purchasing a property at auction is an appealing prospect for potential buyers in that valuable investments can be obtained on favourable financial terms. Therefore, to ensure that this is the case, potential buyers are advised to give consideration to the...

White Paper - Top 10 Legal Cases All Property Managers Should Know

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Leading Property Management, Legal Services provider Brethertons will release a new white paper focused on the ‘Top 10 Legal Cases All Property Managers Should Know’ . The white paper is the product of a research project with leading Barristers...

Brethertons Strengthens its Legal Services Offering for Property

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Top 200 law firm, Brethertons Solicitors is delighted to announce the promotion of Partner and Head of Practice Area, Debbie Phillips to Director of Legal Services for Property. Alongside this, Debbie has been welcomed in the Executive Committee at...

Pre-nuptial Agreements and Family Farms

Priti Vadgama
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At the start of any relationship or even if you are thinking of getting married you may not be thinking about getting a pre-nuptial agreement. However more and more people are finding out how their relationships can be strengthened by them discussing...

Divorce and the Family Farm

Antonia Kirby
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If you are in the farming community and in the midst of a separation, the thought of divorce and somehow untangling assets is probably one keeping you awake at night. However, whilst cases which centre around a family farm can be complicated, we at...

New CEO appointed at Top 200 Law Firm

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Brethertons LLP has announced the appointment of Alison McCormack to the position of CEO effective from the 11th April, succeeding Shaun Jardine Alison joined Brethertons ten years ago in 2009. Before joining Brethertons, Alison spent nearly 14 years at...

"No fault" Divorce

Dawn Millar
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Will “no fault” divorce bring about a whole new concept – divorce in haste, repent at leisure? The proposed new legislation for no fault divorce means that one spouse/civil partner can give the other formal notice that they want a...

The Gig Economy - Where are we now?

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Author: James Overton “Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s...

When is the right time to divorce?

Priti Vadgama
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Divorce can be a difficult, stressful and traumatic time and it is therefore arguable that it is never a good time to divorce. However the recent case of Jenkins v John Collins Partners Solicitors Ltd published on 4 th April 2019 illustrates that timing in...

How much notice? The proposed changes for the "no-fault eviction" procedure

Kirsten Taylor
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For those that work within the Housing Sector it has become apparent that there is increasing pressure on Local Authorities and Housing Associations to provide housing for tenants that are no longer able to remain in privately rented accommodation. There...

Civil Partnership Vs. Marriage

Antonia Kirby
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As of March 26th 2019 we find ourselves on the cusp of new legal territory in the world of Family Law, although what substantive difference it will make on a practical level is dubious. On 26th March 2019 the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths...

Local Solicitor Appointed To The Bench

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Law firm Brethertons LLP is delighted to announce that one of their Partners, Matthew Montanaro, has been appointed to sit as a Deputy District Judge. Matthew Montanaro a Partner in the Child Care Team was appointed to the Midlands Circuit on the 13...

Brethertons Doubles Size of Partnership

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Top 200 law firm, Brethertons Solicitors has promoted nine members of staff to Partner, effectively doubling the size of the Partnership in one fell swoop. Joining the Partnership are lawyers Amy Edwards ; ( Employment and Company Commercial ), Tom...

Standstill agreements - to use or not to use

George Smith
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If you are currently a party to a standstill agreement in an "inheritance act" claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 then you might wish to give this article some serious thought. Standstill agreements are...

Brethertons recognises Residential Leasehold specialist

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Top 200 law firm, Brethertons Solicitors is delighted to announce the promotion of Chartered Legal Executive Linda Ball. Linda Ball , a member Residential Leasehold team has now become one of only 22 Associates in the firm. Linda’s workload focuses...

Equity Release

Emma Morris
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What is Equity Release? Equity Release is a way of unlocking some of the equity in your property whilst you still reside there provided you are over the age of 55. What types of Equity Release are there? There are two main types of Equity Release scheme;...

New Appointment for Dispute Resolution Team at Brethertons

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Top 200 law firm Brethertons LLP grows its Dispute Resolution team with appointment of Chartered Legal Executive George Smith. George brings a wealth knowledge to the Dispute Resolution team, with expertise in dealing with contested Wills, disappointed...

Brethertons Expand Team of Legal Experts in Dispute Resolution

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Top 200 law firm Brethertons LLP expands its Dispute Resolution team with appointment of Susan Ellis as Associate Solicitor. Susan brings a wealth of expertise to the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in housing, leasehold management and residential...

Buying a house

Catherine Mackay
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Congratulations, you have found your dream home and had your offer accepted. What do you need to do next? 1. You need to choose a solicitor There are many conveyancing firms out there, I would advise to phone for a quote rather than looking at online...

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