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Land Registry Extension
Land Registry Extension

With effect from 14 August 2017, the Land Registry is trialling an extension to its rejection criteria in respect of first registration applications relating to freehold and leasehold...

Proposal to outlaw the sale of new build leasehold houses
Proposal to outlaw the sale of new build leasehold houses

Following on from the government’s Housing White Paper issued in February 2017 which highlighted the government’s aim to improve consumer choice in the leasehold sector and to consult...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Mistakes Maketh The (Wo)manWe are all human. We therefore make mistakes. When you are starting your career you make more and as you get more experience you make less (I hope!) The best thing to...

The abolition of leasehold new build houses?
The abolition of leasehold new build houses?

You may recall the commitment made in the Housing White Paper and further in the Queen’s Speech to “consult and look to take action to promote transparency and fairness for leaseholders....

Legally Speaking - Part 3
Legally Speaking - Part 3

So the highlight of the last month has to be our attendance at the Yeovil Show. Pardoes were very happy to get involved with the show last year when it was reintroduced after nearly a 50 year absence...

 The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 3
The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 3

FYI I totally feel that the Lion or the “witch” should have drafted this week’s instalment. Not only to get their own back but to be brutally honest about what it is like to work...

Boundary disputes – an alternative way?
Boundary disputes – an alternative way?

Unfortunately, boundary disputes, particularly in a residential context, tend to be acrimonious and although the increased use in mediation has improved the situation so that technically there are no...

Legally Speaking - Part 2
Legally Speaking - Part 2

Private client is a great legal specialism and I have never regretted my choice. It often causes confusion with clients and professionals alike as to what it includes but in the main we deal with...

What rights do I have to a share of a house?
What rights do I have to a share of a house?

People who live together, be it friends, unmarried partners or as more and more often the case, adult children, and parents, often believe that as a result of the cohabitation they have some...

The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 2
The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 2

Firstly, we have a redaction from last week’s blog. My boss told me, very politely, that she had said she was “pedantic” not difficult… Now onto the Lion. The Lion is a...