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Why aren’t there more longer tenancies for private residential properties?
Why aren’t there more longer tenancies for private residential properties?

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has recently launched a consultation on “Overcoming the Barriers to Longer Tenancies in the Private Rented Sector”. The...

What is the hot weather doing to your house!
What is the hot weather doing to your house!

As we all enjoy the longest hottest summer in the last five years, global warning promises we will see more of the same in the future. We know that some of us are suffering the heat and some of us...

Things to Consider when buying a Leasehold Property
Things to Consider when buying a Leasehold Property

Maisonettes, Apartments or Flats are typically sold as Leasehold titles. This is because, in contrast to a freehold title where you own the Property outright with limited interaction with your...

The dreaded Deregulation Act 2015
The dreaded Deregulation Act 2015

By now most landlords are au fait with the Deregulation Act 2015 (“the Act”) which came into force on 1 October 2015. The Act prevents landlords serving a section 21 Notice for eviction...

Transfers at an undervalue
Transfers at an undervalue

It is becoming more common for properties to be transferred at an undervalue i.e. for less money that they are worth or for no consideration at all, perhaps as part of a separation or as a gift from...

The R Team
The R Team

In our Bridport office, the residential team is no "A" Team; they are known as the "R" Team "The Rachel's"! Rachel Perry-Masterman is a Graduate Member of CILeX...

Funeral wishes
Funeral wishes

Private client solicitors very often develop a strange outlook on life and the things that fascinate us just seem weird to others. So the discussion in our team this month has been about who owns a...

Welsh Land Transaction Tax
Welsh Land Transaction Tax

As of 1 April 2018, land/property transactions in Wales are subject to Land Transaction Tax. The Welsh Revenue Authority deal with Land Transaction Tax. The amount of Welsh Land Transaction Tax...

Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy!
Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy!

Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy! Most landlords are now fairly comfortable with the Deregulation Act and the rules it imposes such as,...

Do you want to leave something in your Will to Charity?
Do you want to leave something in your Will to Charity?

Many of us support charities, be it with regular donations, volunteering or taking part in fundraisers from raft races to shaving of heads. Everyone at Pardoes always seem particularly keen to...