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Is it really worth having a written tenancy agreement?

The short answer is YES! In the absence of a written agreement a tenancy agreement does still exist even if there is only an verbal agreement between the Landlord and the Tenant. For example, the Landlord and Tenant may have agreed at the start of the...

Handshake Discrimination Case

A woman who refused an interviewer's handshake wins her discrimination case! A woman from Sweden attended an interview, and during that interview the male interviewer put his hand out to gesture a hand shake. The woman, who practises the Muslim faith...

Workplace Discrimination against 'caste' - can you claim?

Caste relates to the different social levels within certain cultures and racial groups throughout the world, and has been the subject of much argument and debate for many years.  However, employee discrimination by reason of caste is not currently...

Japanese Knotweed - A Knotty Problem

Japanese Knotweed is a fast-growing and invasive plant that is almost impossible to remove without expert advice and help.  Whether you are buying or selling a property, it‘s essential that you and your solicitor consider this knotty...

Owens v Owens - no grounds for divorce decision

Is it time for a shift towards 'no-fault’ divorce cases in England & Wales? The Supreme Court has today unanimously rejected an appeal made by a wife seeking a divorce from her husband of 40 years. The decision will mean that Tini Owens...

Is the heat making waves in your business?

With the heatwave back in full swing and the Met Office issuing an amber “heat healthwatch warning” for parts of England this week, just what are your duties to your staff? All employers have a legal obligation to make sure that the temperature...

Property Fraud - how to avoid

Property is usually our most valuable asset - which is why property fraud is on the increase.  Solicitors have a role to play in checking property transactions are genuine as the recent Dreamvar Case has highlighted, but there are also...

Online Divorce - Avoiding the Lawyers!

Anyone starting divorce proceedings might have noticed that you can now submit a divorce petition to the Court directly online.  This is a great step forward for the Court, and we’re sure many people will take the opportunity to...

Revised How To Rent Guide

Attention all Landlords! The Government has published a revised version of “How To Rent – A guide for current and prospective tenants in the private rented sector in England”.  This guide booklet sets out the consequences of entering...

Agreeing Commercial Lease Terms

Claire Cooper, an Associate Solicitor in the Commercial Property team at Talbots Law says “clients never realise the importance of the terms of their lease until their circumstances mean that they need to rely on them.  A client who signs up to a...
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