Articles


Can pre-contract enquiries be overridden by a non-reliance clause?

Sep 26, 2018

As part of the conveyancing process we normally get asked by our clients why they have to answer further enquiries about the property they are selling when they feel they have already answered them, or they feel the question has such an obvious answer that it should not be asked in the first place.

Possession Claims: what you need to know

Sep 26, 2018

As anyone who rents a property will know, private landlords owe a significant amount of duties to their tenants. These duties are particularly important in the context of possession, which can arise when a landlord requires the tenant to leave the property, but the tenant refuses.

The difference between exchange and completion

Aug 29, 2018

As anyone who has been involved in buying or selling a house will know, two of the key stages in any conveyancing transaction are the point of exchange and the point of completion. These two milestones mark key points in the transaction, but while they may appear to be very similar in legal terms they have different purposes and effects.

Do not publish my photo without my permission!

Aug 29, 2018

On 7 August 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its judgment on a case in which it ruled that the posting on a website of a photograph, that was freely accessible on another website with the consent of the author, requires a new authorisation by that author.

Cuius est solum Part 2 or: We know what you did on your roof terrace last summer

Jul 31, 2018

A continuation of my article from last month about basement extensions.

Subject to Contract - what is it and why is it important?

Jun 22, 2018

Almost all of us, at some point in our lives, will be involved in a conveyancing transaction. After an initial offer for a property is accepted, the property will be listed as “Sold-Subject to Contract”.

Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos

Jun 22, 2018

Or: Everything you wanted to know about basement extensions but never dared to ask

Planning Mistakes Thwart Wedding Plans

Apr 27, 2018

Planning Officials, like most people, sometimes make mistakes and one of the roles of the law is to correct them. However, sometimes these mistakes can have unanticipated consequences. A good example of this was a recent High Court case which quashed planning permission for three marquees in the grounds of a country estate. Unfortunately, the estate was a very popular venue for wedding receptions, putting the plans of very many couples in jeopardy.

Dog evicted by Management Company

Mar 20, 2018

At Barrett and Co we often come across the issue of household pets and the incoming buyers may have to make a judgment call on whether they will purchase knowing that consent could be reasonably withheld.

Why you should take legal advice when considering assigning a lease or exercising a break clause

Feb 28, 2018

A recent case brought home the dangers of what can happen if mistakes are made in the assignment and break clause process and showed how a series of errors resulted in a company being burdened by a costly and lengthy lease that it did not want, even after it thought it had served a valid break notice.

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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