Here at Barrett & Co we have been donning our celebrity smiles and getting comfortable in our director’s chairs to bring you some useful videos on the services we offer. The below links are just an initial insight into the matters we can assist you with from a few members of the team, which we…

The process of acquiring land through adverse possession is where a person who is not the legal owner of land can become the legal owner by having possession of it for a specified period of time. There are two procedures by which adverse possession may be claimed. Under the ‘old rules’ which apply to both…

Barrett and Co has an experienced Conveyancing team…here’s the latest article on Searches…. When purchasing a property, searches are an important part of the transaction. Searches give the purchaser and lender, if appropriate, further information about that property and the surrounding area.  There are three main searches that conveyancers tend to obtain on a purchase,…

We are all familiar with the scenario, given the restricted free time our busy lives concede us: A lengthy document arrives (very often in electronic form) from the software company, bank or other organisation from which we desire goods and/or services and we simply click the button marked “I accept” without even reading the terms…

Historically, buyers involved in purchasing a property would finance the same with a deposit from their own savings and a mortgage supplied by a lender who were traditional banks and/or building societies. In recent years a more common feature is when purchasers are given financial assistance by their parents and/or other family members due to…

I am reminded by a recent article in ‘The Review’ (a Resolution publication) that it has now been nearly 18 months since it has been necessary to use standardised Divorce Petitions. All potential Petitioners must use these forms – there is a paper format, or it is also possible to deal with these online. However,…

We are pleased to introduce Vanessa Ruparel into our Private Client team here at Barrett & Co in Reading. She will be working alongside Hilary Buckle, Jane Whitfield, Charlotte Fox and Charlotte Corcoran. Vanessa has joined the team as a newly qualified solicitor working in particular on the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney…

A common problem faced by landlords wanting to evict their tenants is that once a court has granted a Possession Order, the tenant still refuses to leave.  This can be incredibly frustrating for the landlord as it may have already taken several months to obtain possession and they may have incurred substantial fees for legal…

The traditional system of conveyancing of unregistered land has been in existence for centuries, although it was overhauled by the Law Property Act 1925 (this was accompanied initially by the Land Registration Act 1925, which fully put into place the reforming system of land registration. This was continued by the Land Registration Act 2002).  The…

Piers Galton-Becque Piers joined Barrett & Co in August 2018 as the Commercial department’s Legal Support Assistant before becoming a trainee solicitor in December 2018. He studied Law at Reading University graduating in 2017 before completing the LPC along with a Master’s in Law & Business, where he obtained a Commendation. Piers has worked for…

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