It is the number one news topic in recent weeks and is likely to be so for quite some time. However, for businesses, the coronavirus outbreak has left them facing some unexpected, yet significant, issues. High among them is the effect of the virus on contracts and business will want to know whether their contract…

A recent Act of Parliament has brought changes to the way in which Landlords and Agents can charge tenants for the services provided before and after tenancy. The Tenant Fees Act 2019, which came into effect in June 2019, brings England into line with the rules in Scotland, where letting fees had already been outlawed….

Discrimination is when a trader or service provider treats you differently and worse than someone else because of who you are. If you have been treated unfairly when you buy or receive goods or services from someone dealing with the public such as a shop, bank, energy provider or local authority and it is because…

To understand what intestacy is, it is useful firstly to understand when it occurs. The situations in which an intestacy can occur are when the deceased: (a) did not make a will, (b) revoked a will, without making a new one or (c) made a will which was invalid. The most common result of (a)…

Anybody who is currently in the process of selling or buying a property might recall on the Property Information Form that is provided at the outset of the process the following question: “Is the property affected by Japanese Knotweed?” When compared to some of the other questions presented on the Property Information Form, it might…

The old saying goes that there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. Therefore, with this in mind, it makes sense why so many of us want to ensure that after we die, our hard-earned assets are passed to the people who mean the most to us. Wills are one of the most…

If you are a trustee of a charitable trust, or a charitable unincorporated association such as a community group or a sports club, you and your fellow trustees may be considering changing the structure of your charity to take advantage of the benefits of a corporate structure, such as a charitable company, or a Charitable…

The Reynolds Report – December 2019 In a recent decision (Neocleous v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch)) HHJ Pearce (sitting in the County Court at Manchester, Business and Property Work) accepted that, in light of modern communication practices, the definition of signature had ‘evolved’ sufficiently for a string of email communications with various automatically generated…

Many people hold a joint bank or building society account either with their spouse or partner or sometimes with another family member. This article will suggest some of the difficulties encountered with joint accounts and the common misconceptions regarding ownership of the funds. There are a variety of reasons for holding an account in joint…

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