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Christmas and New Year opening hours

As Christmas is fast approaching, here are our opening hours for the festive season. Tuesday 24 December 2019 – 9.00am – 2.00pm Wednesday 25 December 2019 – CLOSED Thursday 26 December 2019 – CLOSED Friday 27 December 2019 – CLOSED Monday 30 December 2019 –…


leasehold property

Buying a leasehold property: Our top tips

Buying a leasehold property is quite different to buying a freehold property. There are a number of things to consider, so here are our top tips. Leasehold v Freehold Firstly, its important to understand what a leasehold property actually is. A leasehold property is a home that’s owned for a fixed…


Christmas jumper day 2019

Christmas Jumper Day 2019 - raising money for Myeloma UK

Last Friday, we all donned our festive knitwear in support of Myeloma UK for Christmas Jumper Day 2019. Lots of our staff joined in across our offices in Leeds city centre, Roundhay, Wakefield and Bradford. Wearing Christmas jumpers, festive t-shirts and even a Christmassy vest top! Featuring…


professional negligence cases

2019 - A year in professional negligence cases

As we approach the end of the year we look back at the professional negligence cases heard in England and Wales in 2019. Before we start looking at the case law, it is important to remember that litigation is a last resort in a professional negligence claim. Most cases are settled between the…


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Help to Buy equity loan scheme: A helping hand onto the property ladder

Are you thinking of getting a foot on the property ladder or wanting to ‘upgrade’ your present home? If so, the Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme may be just what you need to help achieve your dream home. Unfortunately, however, the Government has stated that intends to stop the scheme in…


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I have found a problem in my new house, what can I do?

Moving home is an exciting time in everybody’s lives. Our conveyancing department regularly receive calls from their clients following completion of purchases thanking them for guiding them through what can often be quite a stressful time in their lives. Unfortunately, house stress does not always…


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Case update: Professional negligence claims against personal injury lawyers

This week, the Supreme Court has given its judgment in a professional negligence claim against personal injury lawyers. We take a look at the facts of the case and the Court’s decision Professional negligence claims against personal injury lawyers Where a professional negligence matter…


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Can I make a claim against a professional?

Professional negligence is a broad term. In brief, however, it means that a professional person has failed to conduct the agreed work to the expected reasonable standard required of them. To make a claim, you will also need to show that you have suffered damage or a direct financial loss as a…


joint property ownership

Joint property ownership

Joint tenants v tenants in common When you buy a property with another person or people, you can either buy as ‘joint tenants’ or ‘tenants in common’. It is important to consider both options to decide which is the most suitable for your circumstances. Clients often ask us…


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Abolition of the section 21 notice and “no fault” evictions?

*Article first published in Leeds City Dweller Magazine – October 2019* Landlords of residential property usually let their properties out on Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs). These are short, fixed term tenancies which can be ended by the landlord serving a section 21 notice. Earlier this…