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  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Possessory Title
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    Possessory Title If land is unregistered at Land Registry and the paper title deeds cannot be located it is possible to apply to Land Registry for a claim for Adverse Possession. As there are no Title Deeds a Statement would need to be provided showing how the applicant’s claim arises and providing such documentary evidence… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    What is a Party Wall and what are my obligations?
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      What is a Party Wall and what are my obligations? Party walls are governed by the terms of The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (The Act). The Act defines a wide range of circumstances where a wall, or structure, is to be considered a Party Wall and maintainable as such. These circumstances range from… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Chancel Repair Liability is an ancient liability – why is it relevant today?
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      Chancel repair liability is an ancient liability – why is it relevant today?     If land is subject to chancel repair liability, the owner is obliged to contribute towards repairs to the chancel of a medieval church. Although the liability dates back to medieval law, it attaches to former rectorial land. This land… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Need to recover a debt? Ensure you are compliant with the new ‘rules’
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    Need to recover a debt? Ensure you are compliant with the new ‘rules’   On the 1 October 2017, the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force. Contained in the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), businesses will be expected to follow the new protocol prior to commencing proceedings where they wish to recover a… Learn more

  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    Declaration of Trust for jointly owned rental properties
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    Did you know?   If you own a rental property with your spouse or civil partner but you don’t split the income equally between you both, there is a dedicated tax form to let HMRC know.   Usually, the shares of a property between two or more people are written in a “Declaration of Trust”:… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    What is a PSC Register?
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          What is a PSC Register?   What is the requirement? S.81 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA) came into force in April last year and requires UK companies, LLP’s and SE’s to keep and maintain a register of people with significant control (PSC).     What is a… Learn more

  • How can Debt recovery tackle rising court costs?
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    How can debt recovery tackle rising court costs?   Barely a year goes by without an increase in the court fees for civil claims, including taking a debtor to court – and the increases in just the past three years have been truly eye-watering.   It began on April 22nd 2014, when fees for claims… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    How will the new one pound coin affect your business?
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    The new one Pound coin – how will it affect your business and what can you do to prepare In the past year we have seen the introduction of a new five pound note into circulation, so with the new 12 edged pound coin being introduced into circulation from 28 March 2017, we have formulated… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Living Wage v Minimum Wage
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    The  Living Wage Foundation (LWF) the living wage for London is £8.55 an hour and for the rest of the UK £7.45 an hour. Compare that with the national minimum wage of £6.19 an hour and it may not be surprising that many employers are choosing to pay a ‘living wage’ as oppose to just… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    How do I change my name?
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    Your name can be changed at any point in your life, for any reason, provided it is not to defraud or deceive another person. To change a name, there is not a legal procedure to follow; you simply just start by using your new name. Forenames and surnames can be changed, along with the adding… Learn more

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