Dishonesty will not be tolerated

In my working life I have acted for many thousands of wives and husbands wishing to divorce. The cornerstone of all marriages is love, trust and candour. Marriages break down for many reasons, often complex, and divorce is almost universally a very difficult time for the divorcing parties, especially where there are children. Even if ...

Avoiding Scams. Part 2

Regular readers of our column will recollect that my previous article dealt with avoiding mail scams and email scams and identity theft. This article deals with other scams and smart ways to protect yourself. AT YOUR HOME: BOGUS CALLERS Bogus callers are people who try to con their way into your home to steal from ...

Some new Red Tape for Residential Landlords

This article is intended to bring residential landlords’ attention to some recent changes and updates on the labyrinthine journey that a landlord has to travel before a tenancy can be granted, or indeed brought to an end. 1. Rent Deposits When a fixed term of tenancy expires, a new statutory protected tenancy arises. It used ...

Buyer Beware. What to look out for

The starting point for any conveyancing transaction is caveat emptor – ‘let the buyer beware’. This is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods/property before a purchase is made. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT When considering purchasing a property, certain decisions must be made about enquiries to ...

Does change mean Progress?

Everyone here at Busbys expresses the hope that all our readers have had a thoroughly enjoyable Christmas. We hope that we all have benefitted from the Christmas and New Year break. We wish everyone health and happiness in 2016. ELECTION WIN From the legal perspective, 2015 was yet another very busy year in terms of ...

Recent news in the world of Probate

“Your Will can be ignored”, say Judges. This was just one of the headlines following the latest, but perhaps not the last, judgement in the long-running case of llott –v- Mitson. This was the case involving a daughter who was deliberately excluded from any benefit from her mother’s Will, following an estrangement triggered when she ...
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