Dealing with bad tenants and getting your property back

Dealing with bad tenants and getting your property back

For every landlord, a bad tenant is the ultimate nightmare. Although it should be straightforward to remove a tenant who is in breach of the tenancy agreement and/or not paying rent it can get pretty complex

Surveys  - buyer beware

Surveys - buyer beware

Surveys can be time consuming and costly and ultimately they just feel like one more obstacle in the way of you occupying your dream home. But, a word of caution, without a survey you have no idea what’s going on behind the perfect plasterwork or the beautiful brick façade

Clarifying the extent of landlord liabilities

Clarifying the extent of landlord liabilities

Many tenants assume that any issue that arises – or anything that happens to them in the property – during a tenancy will fall at the landlord’s door in liability terms.

The Prenup – Necessary in the UK?

The Prenup – Necessary in the UK?

The UK has traditionally had a confused and uncertain relationship with prenuptial agreements. However, cases such as Radmacher v. Granatino – which gave a prenuptial agreement heavy evidential weight – have indicated that the British courts are much more open to enforcing a prenup than in years gone by.

What am I entitled to in a divorce settlement?

What am I entitled to in a divorce settlement?

There’s no easy answer to this question, as most divorces have a large number of moving parts. Property and the family home, any business assets, pensions and investments are just a few of the things that will be taken into account.

The Waitrose Effect

The Waitrose Effect

You may have heard of “the Waitrose Effect” i.e. the impact that living close to a premium brand supermarket can have on house prices in the area.

Putting The Miles In For Wooden Spoon

Putting The Miles In For Wooden Spoon

The early morning runs, aching limbs and blisters won’t stop Craig Aikman who is determined to run the London Marathon in aid Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby.