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Date: 17 Feb 2014

Love thy neighbour or face the consequences

A homeowner is forced to pay more than £17,000 in damages after her hedge damaged the foundations of her neighbour's home.

Date: 10 Feb 2014

Small error nearly has big consequence

Flat dwellers' hopes of acquiring the right to manage (RMT) their building were almost halted by the exclusion of three critical letters

Date: 10 Feb 2014

Property use restriction is reasonable, rules Tribunal

A decision by the Upper Tribunal to not remove a long standing covenant, ends dispute between landlord and leaseholder.

Date: 07 Feb 2014

Chancel repair liability risk – reduced but not gone

Homeowners may be breathing a sigh of relief following the widely publicised reports that ‘chancel repair liability’ (CRL) must now be registered to be effective – but the risk still remains for some.

Date: 06 Feb 2014

Landlord who allowed a lease to run on loses claim for possession

A new tenancy created after an assured shorthold tenancy reaches the end of its term can have implications for the landlord.  

Date: 04 Feb 2014

How to ensure a stress-free move

Traditionally, Spring is one of the most popular times of the year for moving home and, with property prices set to increase by between 4% and 8% during 2014, if change is on your agenda, now is a good time to start planning ahead.

Date: 03 Feb 2014

A Hardy approach to the senior partner role

On 1 February, Chris Hardy took over as senior partner, succeeding into a role which was charismatically filled by David Stanning for the last five years. Insight’s editor spoke to Chris about his plans and aspirations for the business.

Date: 12 Nov 2013

Absentee tenants – Don’t forget to pick up the post!

A woman who paid £100,000 for the lease of a seaside flat was caught entirely unawares when a possession order was made against her.

Date: 11 Nov 2013

Chalet owners face compound interest catastrophe

Holiday chalet tenants who could end up paying their landlord more than a million pounds annually have failed in a Court of Appeal bid to escape from their catastrophically bad bargain.

Date: 06 Nov 2013

Tenancies can be worthless if mortgage lender not informed

A recent ruling (Paratus AMC Ltd. v Fosuhene) by the Court of Appeal opened the way for the eviction of a mother and her two children after it found that they had no more rights than common trespassers.