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What happens to a tenancy when the tenant dies or a tenant couple split up has led to many legal cases over the years. A recent case dealt with a situation in which one of the tenants of a house wished to end the tenancy after splitting up with her...
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Two couples who entered into a protracted legal argument over the ownership of a ditch have been left facing legal costs of £500,000 after the dispute ended up in the Court of Appeal . The dispute arose when one of the couples asserted the right to...
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The children of a farmer who suffered from depression and committed suicide in 2013 had expected to inherit his estate. After his death, however, they discovered that he had made a new will in 2011, leaving his entire estate to a woman he had become close to...
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When a solicitor was considered to be making a nuisance of herself by helping her clients make claims against the local council, which was also her landlord, the council took the decision to refuse to offer her a new lease. Her office was in a unit owned by...
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It may seem obvious, but in order to transfer the title to something to another person, it has to be clear what it is that is being transferred. When a deed purporting to make a gift of assets described as '£324,990 cash/investments' was made, the...
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Residential landlords will be aware of their legal responsibility under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to have annual safety inspections carried out on the gas appliances in the properties they let. The inspections cover the...
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The public interest in open justice has trumped individual privacy rights in a case in which lawyers sought to protect child beneficiaries of a very substantial family trust from the glare of publicity – which it was feared would undermine their...
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In a cautionary tale for anyone considering entering into an equity release scheme, a woman who sold her home at a fraction of its true value, on the understanding that she could stay there for life, is facing eviction following a Supreme Court ruling . ...
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One of Britain's finest stately homes, Tottenham House, will be sold to a mystery buyer for £11.25 million – despite the fierce objections of the Earl of Cardigan – after the Court of Appeal ruled that estate trustees had acted reasonably ...
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In a case which underscores the wisdom of keeping your will up to date, changes in the law relating to Inheritance Tax (IHT) led to a bitter dispute between a widow's family and her favourite charity in respect of her £680,805 estate. In an...

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