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Care fees – How we can help
Care fees – How we can help

 One of the perks of my job as a private client solicitor is that I get to visit lots of residential care homes. Contrary to the common view of many, residential care homes today are warm and...

Fifty & Fabulous!
Fifty & Fabulous!

The last month has been quite a milestone one for me as I reached my fiftieth birthday on the same day that our wonderful NHS reached its seventieth anniversary. After several months of fretting...

End in sight for the usual mountain of disclosure in Civil Litigation cases?
End in sight for the usual mountain of disclosure in Civil Litigation cases?

New rules approved last week could see the end to the large amount of disclosure currently required in Civil Litigation cases. Currently, in most cases, parties are expected to give...

Residential letting fees are nearly a thing of the past!
Residential letting fees are nearly a thing of the past!

The Tenant Fee Bill (“the Bill”), originally published in November 2017, has undergone the committee stage of pre-legislative scrutiny with no amendments. The Bill will now head to...

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...