Property Chains Buying and Selling

If you are buying or selling a property, it is most likely that you will be caught up in a chain of other transactions.  A chain is a series of buyers and sellers linked together, when each is selling and purchasing a property from one of the others, with the exception of the buyer at ...

Legal and Property Update

Few people had heard of Iveta Nemcova – until recently that is.  She is a Slovakian designer, and owns a leasehold property in Enfield in North London.  She is a leasehold flat owner in a block of flats.  Her claim to fame is that she rented the flat out for a few days a week ...

Cohabitation Law Not Fit For Purpose

The Office for National Statistics is always a mine of useful information.  Earlier in November it produced a statistical bulletin about families and households in the UK.  The statistics indicate what trends there have been in living arrangements in the UK including families (with and without dependent children), people who live alone, people who live ...

One in Five Couples Ready to Break Up

It appears that life is often not very easy for those living in a cohabiting relationship.  That was true pre-Brexit, and the impact of Brexit itself may further influence this rather depressing statistic.   The charity Relate is the UK’s largest provider of relationship support.  It claims to help over a million people of all ...

Power of Attorney and Paying your Bills

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets a person (known as the ‘donor’) appoint someone else (known as an ‘attorney”) to help make decisions, or to make decisions on their behalf either immediately or when they lack mental capacity.  The attorney is usually a family member, friend or solicitor.  A ...

What has the Law got to do with your Garden

An Englishman’s home is his castle and the same goes for a Cornish man.  We all tend to think that we are masters in our own houses and “my castle, my rules” is therefore applicable.  Here are some points where the law can intrude within your battlements.   THE EXTENT OF YOUR GARDEN   This ...
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