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Wills allowed to be witnessed by video

Leah Vincent
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The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has officially declared that Wills and Codicils witnessed remotely by video link will be deemed legal, as long as the quality of the sound and video is sufficient for the parties to see and hear what is happening at the time....

Rights of way: check the small print

Andrew Turner
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When a right of way is granted, conditions might be attached to the right which restrict how you are allowed to use the right of way. A typical example would be a condition that limits use of the right of way to pedestrian use only. Similarly, conditions...

OPG launches new online service for using LPAs

Leah Vincent
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In recent months it has become much clearer just how important online services are. With this in mind, the Office of the Public Guardian (“the OPG”) has been working behind the scenes to make using Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”)...

Is Covid-19 a Barder Event?

Jennifer Allen
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When separating couples reach agreement as to how to deal with their finances in divorce or dissolution proceedings, the best way for this to be recorded is for it to be set out in a consent order that is approved by the court. If there are ongoing court proceedings to resolve financial claims, the court will make a final financial order within those proceedings. The order made by the court is final and binding upon Decree Absolute and there are limited circumstances where final financial orders can be “reopened”. 

Section 21 Notices and Gas Safety: better late than never

Leah Vincent
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Ensuring that all the boxes are ticked before serving a valid section 21 Notice has been something of a nightmare for landlords in recent years. Gas Safety Certificates, Energy Performance Certificates, How to Rent Checklists, and Prescribed Information....

Rights of way: what is interference?

Andrew Turner
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A right of way is, in its simplest form, a right to pass across somebody else’s property. There might be conditions attached. For example, only pedestrian access may be allowed. Or the access might be limited to certain purposes only, such as for the...

No Fault Divorce Supported by MPs

Louise Rhys-Thomas
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On 17 th June 2020 the House of Commons overwhelmingly supported the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill at its final stages in Parliament. After receiving Royal Assent, the new law will mean that spouses will be able to apply for a divorce, on the...

Remote Hearings in the Family Court

Jennifer Allen
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It is somewhat of an understatement to say that Covid-19 and the lockdown imposed by the Government on 24 th March 2020 has impacted all aspects of our lives over the last few months. Separated parents and their families have been one of the groups most...

The pitfalls of rent-free periods and lease variations

Paul Engelbrecht
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We have advised several landlord and tenant clients over the past few weeks relating to the options available if tenants are unable to pay rents on time, proposing solutions for both parties. Tenants are rushing to landlords seeking a temporary rental...

Pursuing arrears: watch out for the 6 month time limit!

Leah Vincent
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The June quarter day is fast approaching and, with tenants struggling, protecting a rental income is becoming an increasingly challenging task for landlords. It is therefore essential that landlords do not miss the opportunity to pursue a claim against...

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