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Everything you've ever wanted to know about Section 42 Notices but were afraid to ask!

If you own a leasehold property, then you will have a fixed term of years which you are entitled to occupy that property and at the end of the lease, you are required to vacate. Long term residential leases usually have very long terms, such as 99 or 125 years, or sometimes even 999 years.

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Getting married in New York - A Legal Guide

Most of our blog entries focus on particular legal issues within the UK Law which we deal with on a day to day basis so this blog entry is going to be slightly different, but given that the writer has just been through the process we thought it might be useful given that essentially marriage is the entry into a legal contract between two people, for us to write a blog to explain how it is logistically feasible to get married in another country. In this instance we are focusing on New York in the USA.

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Divorce - The Process from Decree Nisi to Decree Absolute

Divorce can be difficult matters to go through, however when you have an insight into what will happen and how it will happen it could make the process smoother and hopefully easier.

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Retaining Walls

Boundary disputes and questions over boundary responsibility often come at a very high cost with sometimes very little reward, so it is important to establish who has responsibility for a boundary.

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Breaching Tenancy Agreements

What happens when a Tenancy Agreement is breached?

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What happens when someone dies without making a Will?

When someone passes away without making a Will their estate is dealt with by a set of rules in law called Intestacy. The rules of Intestacy set out clearly a list of people who are entitled to inherit should somebody pass away without having made a Will. This can also apply when somebody makes a Will but it is deemed to not be a valid legal Will i.e. when it has not been signed properly at the time that the Will was made. We have set out below the sequence of people who would be entitled to inherit in the order of priority which will help you understand the rules of Intestacy and how they apply when someone dies without having made a Will.

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Tenants - Purchasing the freehold of your building

A group of Tenants in a building can join together to purchase the freehold of the building under what is known as “Collective Enfranchisement”. It stems from a provision in the Leasehold Reform and Housing Urban Development Act 1993. Here is a Guide that sets out how a Tenant qualifies and the procedure that they must follow to purchase the freehold of the building.

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Boundary Walls

Boundaries that divide two properties, particularly residential ones, are one of the main causes of disputes between neighbours. When you purchase a property it is critical that your Solicitor clearly identifies where the boundaries to the property are located and who has responsibility for maintaining them. This is a Guide which will set out your rights with regard to boundaries and it will provide you with options as to how to resolve boundary issues before they become a dispute.

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Capital Gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax is a tax when you sell an asset such as a business, a second property or shares. The amount of tax that you pay depends on your income and the amount of gain. The tax is on the ‘profit’ when you sell or dispose of an asset that has increased in value.

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New Stamp Duty regime in Wales - Land Transaction Tax

On the 1st April 2018 the first tax law for 800 years to be determined by a Welsh Government will come into effect. Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales alone. SDLT will cease to apply in Wales from the 1st April 2018 as a result.

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