The Wonderful World of Property Convenants

Like so many words used in a legal context, the covenant is an old-fashioned reference to a promise which is made in a legal deed. Some of these are positive and others are negative. Some are designed to benefit land and others to burden it. Depending upon which type of covenant it is, it can ...

Adverse Possession – Where Crime Can Pay

It was Cicero, the great Roman orator, politician and constitutionalist, who coined the phrase “What more sacred, what more strongly guarded by every holy feeling, than a man’s own home?” Down the ages, one’s right to occupy and own one’s home has been an inviolable principle. But what happens when that right can be lawfully ...

What Price Peace of Mind for your Family

A recent survey by the solicitors firm Gorvins has found that most Britons would rather go on holiday, buy a sofa or pay for home improvements than spend the money on making a Will. It is no surprise then that more than half of British adults haven’t made a Will according to a poll by ...

Asbestos – Hero Turned Villain

Once thought of as only possessing positive features, this material which was very widely used for centuries, in the UK in particular during the last century, was eventually found out to be much more trouble than it was worth. ADVANTAGES The advantages of asbestos were many because it was not expensive and relatively easy to ...
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