Articles


The Reynolds Report- Why are letters from my solicitor getting longer and longer [and longer]?

Apr 20, 2017

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal (Balogun v Boyes Sutton & Perry (a firm) [2017]EWCA Civ 75) will however set champagne corks popping in the offices of paper manufacturers and ink producers around the country.

Understanding the Key Clauses in a Commercial Lease

Apr 12, 2017

There are many key clauses in a lease and this article provides a brief introduction to those you need to be aware of when negotiating a lease.

Septic Tanks: The importance of residential conveyancing enquiries

Apr 03, 2017

When you are purchasing a residential property that has a septic tank the conveyancer/solicitor acting for you needs to raise sufficient enquires of the seller.

Meet Our New Team Member: Richard Ince

Mar 31, 2017

Richard Ince joined Barrett and Co at the end of February as a Property Solicitor and is working in our Property and Commercial Department. He was previously working at a firm in Gosport

The Reynolds Report - The Race to the Bottom (And why you should avoid it)

Mar 30, 2017

Despite its commonplace image, the conveyancing of residential property is, from a legal point of view, quite a complex task. Martin Reynolds explains why you should never accept the services of the conveyancer offering the lowest fees.

Joint Tenants vs Tenants in Common

Mar 28, 2017

Jane Whitfield explains the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common in the co-ownership of land.

Landlord mistakenly grants 2000 year tenancy after not taking legal advice

Feb 17, 2017

A recent case has shown the dangers of not taking legal advice before granting a tenancy. A commercial landlord who failed to seek proper advice inadvertently granted a 2000 year tenancy, 1999 years longer than anticipated!

Emptor Scriptor Legisperitum Caveat (“Let the Buyer’s Lawyer Beware”)

Feb 17, 2017

Or why is my solicitor suddenly so interested in who I am buying my property from?

Old Restrictive Covenants Over Land - Do You Need To Be Bothered?

Jan 13, 2017

Land Registry Entries for properties in the UK are littered with restrictions referred to as "restrictive covenants"...

Section 21- Are you serving the right notice?

Jan 07, 2017

We have had many clients contact us recently where they have served a section 21 notice (landlords) or have been served a section 21 notice (tenants).

Welcome to the Barrett and Co Articles Library, here you will find articles on many relevant and interesting topics. This section will be updated every few months so check back regularly. If you have any suggestions for articles please email [email protected] or use the Contact Form on the right.

Please note that whilst we make every effort to make sure that these articles reflect the law at the time they are written, they are not maintained as the law is constantly changing and affects each person or business in different ways. If you require specific advice on a matter please call our office or email the relevant solicitor and they will be happy to assist you.

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