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A new standardised procedure for buying and selling flats will make property transactions much easier, the Law Society said. The revised Leasehold Property Enquiries Form will capture in a single format for the first time, information about a property held by landlords, management companies and managing agents.
The Supreme Court has ruled that a mix-up in signatures on mirror Wills should not be allowed to disinherit a couple’s intended heir. Disputed Wills would be interpreted using the same rules as those applicable to the interpretation of contracts, the Supreme Court has held in a case involving mirror Wills where the spouses signed
The new commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR) procedure is due to come into force on 6 April 2014 , replacing the 800-year-old common law ‘remedy of distress’, through which Landlords can recover rent arrears from their tenants by instructing bailiffs to seize their goods and sell them without going to court or giving the tenant
A recent, tragic case concerned an 87 year old lady who changed her Will nine days before committing suicide, following the death of her husband. Lucie Rose had originally planned to leave her estate to her two sisters but, after her husband died, she made a new Will that left her late husband’s car and
Making a Will is very thoughtful forward planning, to care for those we love when we are no longer here. But what about you, whilst you are still here? There are a number of reasons why you might need someone to make decisions for you, or act on your behalf. This could just be temporary,
World leaders are preparing to gather in South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s memorial on Tuesday. South Africa’s parliament is to meet to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, as world leaders prepare for Tuesday’s national memorial service. The sitting comes at the start of a week of commemorative events before a state funeral on 15 December.
According to new figures, reposession cases are at their lowest level since 2007. The news comes at the same time that Bank of England governor Mark Carney said the UK housing market is generally recovering, on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show. Richard Sexton, director at e.surv chartered surveyors, said: “Falling home owner arrears and repossessions
The Law Society has unveiled a plan to revolutionise residential conveyancing by handling transactions online. A conveyancing web portal, expected to go live in 2014, will streamline the process, improve communication between parties, save costs and time and improve risk management, the Society said. Intended to be a pan-industry solution, the portal will allow all
The National Crime Agency – dubbed “the British FBI” – will tackle organised and economic crime, border policing, child protection and cyber crime. It replaces a number of existing bodies but has significantly less funding. Labour said it was a “rebranding exercise” that did not “live up to the home secretary’s hype”. On the day