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Intellectual Property: everything you need to know

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It was recently World International Property Day (26 April), a day on which the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) seeks to raise awareness about how various intellectual property (IP) rights impact on our daily lives. This year’s event celebrated the positive role that IP plays in encouraging sports amongst the masses, centring around how developments in technology and IP have seen sporting events grow to a global scale over the years.

Landlords warned on fitness for human habitation ahead of new Act

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On 20 March 2019 the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (the Act) will come into force in England. The Act will give tenants the right to take court action for breach of contract if a property is not fit for human habitation at the start of and...

What are my legal obligations as a landlord?

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We understand that being a landlord is a big responsibility and we’re here to help you understand your legal obligations to make your role as easy as possible. 1. Make sure you’re providing the correct documents at...

How is "Retaliatory Eviction" likely to affect you?

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From 1 October 2018, all Assured Shorthold Tenancies will be subject to the rules that were introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015 (‘the Act’), which outlines situations when a landlord can terminate a tenancy under Section 21 of the Housing Act...

Landlords: Are you compliant with the Deregulation Act 2015?

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When a landlord wishes to evict their tenant, it is vital that they follow the correct procedure for doing so, in order to avoid any unnecessary delays and wasted costs. This is particularly important given the upcoming changes in the law regarding...

Illegal Eviction: what is it and what are the consequences?

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When a landlord wishes to evict their tenant, it will not be a decision they have reached lightly and will invariably be the last resort. There could be various reasons why they wish to do this, but there are also various steps they must follow to...

Trainee Solicitor qualifies at Warner Goodman

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Celebrations are underway in the Warner Goodman Litigation and Dispute Resolution team as Daniel Coleman qualifies as a Solicitor into the team. Daniel joined the firm in June 2015 working as a Paralegal in the Southampton based Residential...

Avoiding hedge wars

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When tree roots extend into your neighbour’s property they can cause damage, especially if they are close to foundations of a building. Daniel Coleman, Trainee Solicitor, explains here the rights you have regarding tree roots and steps to take before legal action.

Advice for landlords regarding Gas Safety Certificates and "no fault" procedure

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When granting an assured shorthold tenancy of residential accommodation, you should ensure you are aware of the obligations you are required to satisfy both at the beginning of, and throughout the duration of the tenancy, otherwise you could face serious...

What is the law surrounding Tree Preservation Orders?

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Barely a day goes by without a local newspaper recording the infringement of a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). These are often accompanied by protestations from the accused claiming they had no idea that a TPO was in place and, more frequently, detailing the fines imposed against them (which can be as high as £20,000). Daniel Coleman, Commercial Litigation Trainee Solicitor, clarifies the position on TPOs as well as offering advice to landowners and developers.

Employment Law cases to look out for in 2017

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2017 is already set to be an interesting year in terms of Employment case law. Dan Coleman, Trainee Solicitor within the Employment Team, takes a look at the decisions we are expecting throughout the year and what affect they may have on employers and/or employees.

Section 8 and Section 21 - What's the difference?

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When attempting to obtain possession of your property as a landlord (when it is let out on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement), there are two routes that can be followed. Dan Coleman explains how Section 8 and Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, as subsequently amended, can assist.

Do you know how to manage and support mental health in your workplace?

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Today is World Mental Health Day; a time to raise awareness of the impact mental health has on us all, and educate us on how to support those suffering. Daniel Coleman, Trainee Solicitor, here reviews the significance of the day and demonstrates to...