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  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Explaining a Contract
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    Explaining A Contract   A contract, or also known as an agreement is prepared by the seller’s solicitors. The contract is the legal document that binds the seller and the buyer for purchasing or selling the property and once it is exchanged and greed upon it legally binds all parties on the contract. The contract… 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

  • Sarah Sainsbury - Residential Conveyancing
    What is a Joint Tenant?
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    What is a joint tenant?   When purchasing a property, your solicitors will ask at some point during the transaction how you want to own the property and the terms used are either joint tenants or tenants in common. This usually leads to some confusion due to the terminology used as usually the term tenant… 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
    The Purchase of auction properties and the principle of Caveat Emptor
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    The purchase of auction properties and the principle of Caveat Emptor: When purchasing a property there a many different options to choose from. As the market becomes more and more competitive it is important to understand the benefits and draw backs of the options available. Purchasing properties at auction is a popular option amongst prospective… 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

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    5 reasons why you might need a Lasting Power of Attorney
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    Why would I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?   Lasting Powers of Attorney are important legal instruments that allow certain rights to be granted to a guardian or carer, so that they can control aspects of an individual’s life that they can no longer manage for themselves.   Here are five examples of when,… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Ask Eleanor: Is is easy to change my name when I get married?
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      This depends on what to change your name to, and what gender you are! Anyone over the age of 18 in this country can change their name to whatever they like whenever they like. However, when it comes to letting official bodies such as the Passport Office, your bank or your local GP surgery know… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is Intellectual Property?
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    Intellectual property is the creations of the mind to which exclusive rights can be given. Intellectual property law these rights can be granted on to non-physical things such as music, art, literacy, inventions, designs, discoveries and even words and phrases like L’Oreal Paris’ “Because You’re Worth It”. The common types of intellectual property include copyright,… Learn more

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