Articles


The Reynolds Report- Landlords beware!

Sep 26, 2017

The Clock is ticking on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in leasehold properties.

Building Disputes - 7 Ways to Avoid Them

Sep 26, 2017

Justin Sadler advises on how to avoid building disputes; he is currently having building work carried out on his own house and gives his top seven tips on how to help the project along.

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 - The Tricky Business of Lease Extensions

Jun 21, 2017

Very few lenders will now lend on a leasehold property where the underlying Lease has less than 80 years of its term remaining. (Each lender has its own specific requirements set out in the CML Handbook but, broadly speaking, you get the picture.)

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.

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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