Can I get some Peppercorn with that Lease?
Many of you may not be aware that the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill comes into force on 30 June 2022. What does this mean for leaseholders? This Bill will apply to all new leases (with a term of more than 21 years) and granted for a premium of a single dwelling (a flat or […]
Additional Bank Holidays, Employment Law, and Annual Leave
In November 2021, the Government announced that the UK would enjoy an additional Bank Holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The additional Bank Holiday will take place on Friday 3rd June 2022, and – as the late May Bank Holiday has been moved to Thursday 2nd June 2022, many in the UK will enjoy […]
Japanese Knotweed… What damage could a plant possibly do?
What is Japanese Knotweed? Japanese Knotweed is an invasive and resilient weed. Its rhizomes and roots can spread a considerable depth underground. Japanese Knotweed is known to block drains, grow in between slabs and affect concrete movement joints in driveways and disrupt brick paving. The impact Japanese Knotweed can have on a property: Damage to […]
The menopause and the need for better legal recognition
Despite the menopause being a natural part of the ageing process for women, societal understanding of the condition and its symptoms remains limited. Typically, the menopause will start between 45 and 55 years of age, and can lead to symptoms including poor memory and concentration, brain fog, insomnia, erratic behaviour and mental health conditions such […]
Protect your property from fraudsters
What is it property fraud? This can be when fraudsters sell or mortgage your property, without your knowledge. Fraudsters will steal a property owner`s identity and make vital changes to the property ownership. The sale or mortgage of a property would result in financial gain for the fraudsters. A purchase can also result in property […]
Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill 2021-2022
The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill (“the Bill”) was introduced on 9 November 2021 and, if approved, is expected to be passed by 25 March 2022. The bill provides relief for commercial tenants who were affected by the mandatory closing of businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak and have accumulated rent arrears. Debts accrued outside of the […]