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Buyer beware – auction purchases

If you are planning to bid on a property at auction, you need to be aware of the traps for the unwary. We are increasingly being asked to act for clients on the purchase and…

Lost and found

Question: What happens to a commercial lease if the tenant (ie. a corporate tenant) becomes dissolved? Answer: Bona Vacantia. Bona Vacantia is one of those archaic Latin terms which crops up now and again and…

5 Things Buy-to-Let Landlords need to know going…

New regulations, tax changes and tighter lending rules are changing the buy-to-let market.  In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that landlords are clued up on their obligations and seriously savvy about minimising…

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Rights and wrongs

Lawyers are sometimes asked to explain the difference between unlawful and illegal.  The answer to this question is simple. Unlawful means against the law. Illegal means a poorly bird of prey. Sadly, not all questions…

Tips for the Unwary Residential Landlord

The Deregulation Act 2015 (DA 2015) introduced new rules in relation to the way in which assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) of residential properties in England can be terminated and which restrict the landlord’s ability to…

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Do Not Make These 7 Mistakes When Choosing…

Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence are the most recent hurricanes which have left policyholders facing one of the most important decisions they can make—who will fix my roof? How do you go about choosing a…