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).

“Converting” or “Rebuilding” – which one applies and when?

Dec 05, 2016

The High Court have recently revealed a dividing line between the distinction of “converting” and “rebuilding” in terms of planning law.

FIX IT- Right to repair

Sep 30, 2016

When you pay rent to your landlord you need to be aware of the rights you have if there is a problem.

Inspector Boundary!

Sep 30, 2016

A recent case has demonstrated the importance of inspecting boundaries of a property before buying it.

The Reynolds Report - Look where I found Pikachu...

Sep 01, 2016

Several years ago, when we were all considerably younger, I spent many hours of my time “mediating” disputes between my children arising as a result of card-based “duels” between characters from a Japanese cartoon series.

Brexit and the property market – is Gazundering back?

Jul 04, 2016

Despite more people in Reading and Berkshire voting to stay in the EU, it looks as though Brexit may become a reality, even though there may be a judicial review of the referendum at some point in the future.

A polite ‘private’ notice suffices to defend landowners’ rights

Jun 16, 2016

In a guideline decision, the Court of Appeal has emphasised that property owners are not required to physically confront their neighbours to prevent the latter obtaining rights over their land and that a polite notice will generally suffice.

Tenant 'holding over' after short leases expire

Jun 16, 2016

Martin Reynolds, Senior Commercial Solicitor at Barrett & Co, looks at two hypothetical scenarios in which tenants are occupying commercial premises on expired short leases.

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.

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