Campaign groups have called on the government to act as a matter of urgency to reimburse claimants who have employment tribunal fees, following the Supreme Court declaration that such fees were unlawful. Justice Minister, Dominic Rabb, had said immediately following the judgement that the government … [Read more...] about Campaign groups urge government to urgently reimburse employment tribunal claimant fees
The government was forced to re-evaluate its justice policy last week after a humiliating unanimous defeat in court. The Justice Department has now announced the abolition of employment tribunal fees after the Supreme Court ruled them unlawful, and will be forced to repay a figure estimated at … [Read more...] about Supreme Court rules employment tribunal fees unlawful
Are you considering buying a new-build property in the near future? Are you concerned that the property you might potentially buy could be subject to leasehold charges and escalating ground rents? If you are, then there may be some good news around the corner. The government has begun an 8-week … [Read more...] about 8-week consultation which could lead to the banning of ‘unfair charges’ on buyers of new-build leasehold houses
Searches are a necessary and crucial part of the conveyancing process. Although they are not a legal requirement for a purchase of a property, particularly if you are a cash buyer, your conveyancing solicitor would normally recommend that these searches are carried out so that you know all the … [Read more...] about Conveyancing searches: why are they necessary for a house or flat purchase?
Anyone who has bought a domestic property and lived through the property conveyancing process will tell you that they can, at times, be fraught with difficulties. What should, on the face of it, be a simple transaction, can, if handled badly and inefficiently, turn into the stuff of nightmares. But … [Read more...] about How can you make complex commercial conveyancing transactions straightforward?
Have you recently bought or sold a house? How did you find the process? Did the property conveyance run smoothly, or were you left dissatisfied or irritated by the whole experience? These are the crucial questions that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will be hoping to discover when it … [Read more...] about SRA seeks to canvass public opinion on the conveyancing process
Conveyancing bodies, comprising the Conveyancing Association, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Bold Legal Group and the Society of Licensed Conveyancers, have combined forces under the banner The Legal Sector Group, and delivered a list of alternative initiatives for a '21st century' … [Read more...] about Conveyancing Group urges the government to put leasehold reform back on the agenda
Have you ever heard of the legal term chancel repair liability? The chances are the answer is probably not. Not too many people have, and even fewer actually understand what it actually is. Yet, if you’re thinking of buying a property, it’s a search issue, just like the other more-common local, … [Read more...] about What is chancel repair liability and could it affect the property you’re thinking of buying?
If you’re looking to buy a property or have just accepted an offer on your house, then you’ll face a series of very difficult choices. You’re going to have to appoint someone to oversee the sale or purchase of your property, so you’ll need to decide who is going to deal with the property conveyance, … [Read more...] about When it comes to domestic conveyancing, local knowledge and experience is priceless
If you’re thinking about moving house in the next few months, one of the issues you may have to deal with in your property conveyance is whether the property you are considering buying is freehold or leasehold. Now, on the face of it the distinction between the two may not seem any more than a legal … [Read more...] about What the difference between freehold and leasehold, and how might it affect you when moving house?
If you’re thinking about moving house or have just put your home on the market, here are a few questions you might like to consider before choosing who will deal with your sale or purchase. Who is the best person to deal with your property conveyance? Who will be best-placed to ensure that your … [Read more...] about 5 reasons why you should use a local conveyancing solicitor when buying or selling a property
What do the courts rule as ‘extraordinary circumstances’ in claims for flight delay compensation? Well, that’s an interesting question at the best of times, but it’s a question that has been made even more interesting after the latest judgement by the Court of Justice of the European Union. … [Read more...] about Airlines win a rare victory as EU court rules that a bird strike is an ‘extraordinary circumstance’