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19 Aug 2019

Employment changes

A number of important changes in relation to employment law are due to come into force on 6 April 2020.

19 Aug 2019

Unmarried partner can claim pension

When a person dies, the entitlement to any pension or lump sum is generally limited to the spouse, civil partner or dependents of the deceased.

19 Aug 2019

Is an Airbnb letting safe?

Many homeowners earn additional income by letting out property that they own or rent on a short-term basis via websites such as Airbnb.

19 Aug 2019

Leasehold houses to be banned

In recent years, many developers have sold houses on long leases which has come as a surprise to many homeowners.

19 Aug 2019

Who died first?

We reported previously on the sad case of the elderly couple who died in their home of hypothermia.

19 Aug 2019

House price watch

Your home may well be one of your major assets. Even if you are not planning on moving in the near future, it is always a good idea to keep abreast of the latest changes in the housing market.

30 Jul 2019

A shed with wheels is still a building

If someone wants to erect a structure, the starting point is that planning permission is needed.

30 Jul 2019

Shared parental leave

Partners may be able to get shared parental leave and statutory shared parental pay if they are having a baby or adopting a child.

30 Jul 2019

Make a will to avoid a mess

We regularly report on cases which reach the press and which remind us of the importance of making a will.

30 Jul 2019

Reasonable adjustments

The Government website reminds us that employers must make reasonable adjustments to make sure workers with disabilities, or physical or mental health conditions, aren't substantially disadvantaged when doing their jobs.

30 Jul 2019

Selling houses via an online auction

As the property market slows down, an increasing number of property owners and potential buyers are attracted by the prospect of buying a property at an 'online auction'.

30 Jul 2019

House price watch

Your home may well be one of your major assets. Even if you are not planning on moving in the near future, it is always a good idea to keep abreast of the latest changes in the housing market.

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