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Imagine your property is like this red apple: If you own your property as joint tenants, then you both hold this red apple together as a whole. If one of you dies, then the apple passes in its entirety to the survivor automatically, so the survivor ends up owning the whole apple on their own….

We are delighted to confirm that Charlotte Fox, one of our solicitors in the Private Client team, has now returned from taking a year of maternity leave. Charlotte and her husband, Will, welcomed their baby girl, Emelia, into the world on 3rd April 2020 and have been kept on their toes ever since! Emelia, known…

A house purchase is probably one of the largest purchases we will ever make in our lives, but do you actually understand the process that happens when you buy a property? The first step in buying a house would be to instruct a solicitor; you will need a solicitor to complete the legal process of…

Aadil joined Barrett & Co as a Family Solicitor in February 2021 having previously worked for a law firm in West London. He qualified as a solicitor in July 2018 and specialises in all aspects of family law. He offers a client friendly approach when dealing with sensitive matters, and uses his experience to enable…

It is often the case that when a person dies the biggest asset they leave as part of their Estate is their property. In areas of the South East of England especially, the equity in such properties could be substantial. It is therefore very important for the executors to secure that asset, sell it on…

TOLATA is the abbreviation for the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“the Act”). The Act was created to combine various provisions under different statutes into one. Sections 14 and 15 of the Act are triggered where there is a dispute relating to a trust of land. In other words, and as…

By acting as an Executor you take on a key responsibility to protect the estate of the deceased. In many cases the substantial asset of the deceased is the former family home so you must act quickly to protect the asset. What are the steps you should take if the property is unoccupied? You should…

(Or EWS1 Certificates and other hot topics, and why Commercial Property Lawyers need to worry about these too.) On 14 June 2017 a horrific fire engulfed the Grenfell tower block in North Kensington.  72 people died.  Many more were injured and many, many more left homeless. Subsequent reports implicated aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding on…

Last updated: 12th March 2021 The Government has again extended the evictions ban, and it will remain unlawful to evict most residential tenants until 31st May 2021 at the earliest. The new extension replaces the current ban which was scheduled to end at the end of March. It is not yet clear whether any further…

Further extension of the furlough scheme to 30 September The budget announced on 3rd March 2021 confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or Furlough will continue until 30 September.  The scheme covers up to 80% of an employee’s salary for the hours they do not work, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month….

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