Articles

The dangers of Japanese Knotweed

When purchasing a home you should always make sure your surveyor or a Japanese Knotweed specialist check for Japanese Knotweed. You must make sure (depending on which type of survey you have carried out) if the surveyor will be checking whether Japanese Knotweed is located on or near the property....
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Understanding Leases

Much of our conveyancing work relates to Leasehold properties. A long lease is not just a “tenancy”, it gives the leaseholder the rights to use the property like a freehold for the duration of the lease subject to the terms in the Lease and the ultimate ownership of the Freeholder....
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Personal Chattels in Estate Administration

Ever since 1925, under s.55(1)(x) of the Administration of Estates Act, the statutory definition has remained unchanged. However, in 2014 the long-standing definition of personal chattels has been reformed. Now the statutory definition for ‘personal chattels’ is “tangible moveable property” excluding those items used at the date of death solely...
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Driverless Cars and Personal Injury Claims

APIL recently commented that accidents involving driverless cars should fall within the existing motoring insurance provisions in the Road Traffic Act 1988. APIL calls for an amendment to the Road Traffic Act 1988 to provide clarity. At the moment there is a push for these claims to be dealt with under...
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Accidents at work do still occur!

It is surprising that with all the safety requirements that are needed in the 21st Century accidents at work do still occur, some very minor but some can be quite life changing. We all live very busy lives and are under pressure to meet targets. However nothing should prevent an ...
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