Articles


Introducing our new interactive conveyancing service!

Nov 08, 2017

Earlier this year, we introduced our new conveyancing service through a platform named Perfect Portal. Our clients can obtain an estimate through our website where they will receive an instant conveyancing estimate. It is quick and easy and enables you to stay in control.

Overage – why it’s important to make sure the terms are clear

Oct 18, 2017

In a recent case (Sparks v Biden), Mr Sparks owned land that was suitable for residential development. Mr Biden, a developer entered into an agreement with Mr Sparks to start the development. The agreement was to grant Mr Biden an option to buy the land and he would have to use all reasonable endeavours to obtain planning permission. Once planning was granted Mr Biden was under an obligation to build as soon as possible.

Restrictive Covenants: How restrictive are they?

Jul 20, 2017

Any landowner can apply to the Upper Tribunal (UT) to have the covenants that restrict the use of land discharged or modified if they believe that they have ceased to serve a useful purpose and are of no real benefit to local people. A recent case showed that sometimes it is very difficult to object to the release of these covenants. In this case the UT opened the way for the conversion of a hotel and pub into a convenience store

The Reynolds Report - I Am Not Perfect, But This Will Be Perfect For You.

Jul 20, 2017

Barrett and Co Launches Perfect Portal

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.

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.

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"...

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.

Meet our new team members

Jul 22, 2016

We are pleased to announce the arrival of two new starters to our team at Barrett and Co in Reading, Asma Khan in our Residential Property department and Chris Miller who is the new trainee solicitor in our Private Client department.

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 info@barrettandco.co.uk 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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