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Sinkholes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Sinkholes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

What do buyers consider when buying a home? It is often:- is it affordable, is it big enough, is there a good school nearby, what are the transports links…? However, very few buyers will...

Legally Speaking - Part 6
Legally Speaking - Part 6

I’m going to start off by saying a big thank you to everyone that has come into our legal clinics over the last month. They are now very well attended and we have had some great feedback from...

New Permitted Development Rights – Light Industrial Use to Residential Use
New Permitted Development Rights – Light Industrial Use to Residential Use

Recent years have seen the introduction of a number of new permitted development rights, in particular for the change of use of buildings to dwellings in an effort to boost housing. To date, these...

SDTL First Time Buyer’s Relief
SDTL First Time Buyer’s Relief

It was announced as part of the Autumn 2017 Budget, that as of 22 November 2017, first time buyers paying £300,000 or less for a residential property will pay no Stamp Duty Land Tax...

The November 2017 Budget: the key points
The November 2017 Budget: the key points

On the 22th November 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his second budget of the calendar year. Here are the key points: Growth • The forecast for growth in...

 Are Tenants and Landlords in the dark about their rights and responsibilities?
Are Tenants and Landlords in the dark about their rights and responsibilities?

Having read an article from the Times newspaper today, it is very concerning to note that millions of residential tenants are unaware of the laws governing rented property According to research, 37%...

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

Back to school…literallyI was lucky enough to be invited back to my old school this week, to speak with pupils at their careers evening and I wanted to elaborate on my 5 top tips for aspiring...

Work experience - A day in the life of a Law student.
Work experience - A day in the life of a Law student.

My week began by me nervously waiting in the car park outside Pardoes’ Bridgwater office at approx. 08:25 ready to swan in as soon as I saw a formally-dressed person… but of course when...

Consultation by RICS on service charges in commercial property
Consultation by RICS on service charges in commercial property

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has issued a consultation on the 4th edition of the RICS Code of Practice: Service charges in commercial property. The new edition is to be...

Mortgage Loan Documentation for use between family members or friends
Mortgage Loan Documentation for use between family members or friends

This document is a standard form secured loan agreement which can be used between family members or friends where the lender, in making the loan is not carrying on a regulated activity and does not...