Terminal dilapidations claims: A step by step guide for landlords



Items of disrepair caused by a tenant in breach of their lease are usually known as ‘dilapidations’. The term covers anything from failing to decorate, to remove alterations, or general disrepair. It is common for landlords and tenants to deal with the condition of the property when the lease ends. This is known as ‘Terminal Dilapidations’. As a…

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Can I sue my builder or construction professional?



When you instruct a builder, you are relying upon their expertise; to advise and to carry out the agreed works, in accordance with your instructions. Generally, people instruct builders to carry out specialist works. It is therefore unsurprising that legal protections exist to give you the right to pursue construction professionals when things do…

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Levi Solicitors LLP Conveyancing – COVID-19 Guidance



*Updated 17 November 2020* In order to comply with current Government guidance and to exercise recommended practice to protect our staff and our clients from COVID-19, we have now closed our offices to the public and for the time being our staff are working from home where possible. Whilst calls are being forwarded, we would ask that all…

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New build conveyancing for first-time buyers



A step-by-step guide Purchasing a new build property can be a whirlwind of emotions, least of all if you are first-time buyers. From mortgages and buyer initiatives to conveyancing and stamp duty, there’s a lot to consider. But don’t panic, we’ve put together a list of a key steps below: 1. Your mortgage Obtaining the right mortgage is vital. You…

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Can I claim against a wills and probate solicitor?



When you instruct a solicitor, you rely upon their expertise and that they will carry out your instructions. A solicitor in turn, is expected to exercise ‘reasonable care, skill and diligence’ in dealing with your instructions. What constitutes ‘reasonable care, skill and diligence’ varies from case to case, and professional negligence claims…

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An ABC of conveyancing



Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced homeowner looking to sell, you will need to go through the process of conveyancing. But what does it all mean and why do you need it? Our easy-to-understand guide has all the answers for you. What does conveyancing mean? Put simply, conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of…

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Levi Solicitors LLP and Coronavirus



**Updated 4 November 2020** To keep our clients and colleagues safe, and in line with official advice, our offices will be closed from Thursday 5th November until further notice. At Levi Solicitors LLP, the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff is paramount. Whilst our offices may be closed, rest assured we are very much still open for…

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We speak your language



At Levi Solicitors LLP, understanding your needs and queries is paramount. We are proud that we can offer staff who can speak over 10 different languages. So, if you’re not comfortable speaking in English, we may be able to offer you a solicitor who can speak to you in your first language. It’s not just the western European languages we can help…

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Commercial landlords during the Covid-19 lockdown



Where are we now? Covid-19 and the related lockdown rules have caused pressures for everyone. For commercial landlords, there have been lots of rule changes since the first lockdown in March. In this post we will take a brief look at the position as we approach a second lockdown and the end of 2020. Please note that as a result of the…

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What is professional negligence?



Our professional negligence solicitors have many years’ experience in recovering compensation for people who have been let down by a professional person. But what exactly is professional negligence? What is professional negligence? Simply put, “professional negligence” occurs where you hire someone to carry out professional services for you, and…

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Why use a solicitor?



On 14 October, we joined the Law Society on Twitter to discuss the benefits and value that clients can receive from instructing a solicitor, rather than choosing to deal with the issue on their own. If you were not able to follow the chat, here is how Gemma Horner answered the questions. 1. What are the most common issues that occur when someone…

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Video-witnessing of wills: Will it work?



COVID-19 has touched every part of our lives in 2020. We have worked from home, seen our friends and families through Zoom or Skype, and are getting used to wearing face coverings. The pandemic has also affected how we make wills, and I have received many queries from clients wondering how to make a properly executed will while in lockdown or…

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Neighbour disputes: Our top tips



With everyone spending more time at home this year, we have seen an increase in enquiries from people who are having issues with their neighbours. In particular, we have seen an increase in boundary disputes, right of way issues, nuisance claims and harassment claims. We ask Ed Smith, a Partner in our property disputes team, to give his top tips…

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Evictions during the Coronavirus pandemic: Our tips for landlords



The law surrounding possession claims and evictions has changed several times over this difficult period. The Government introduced various measures to give some respite to tenants who may be struggling financially as a result of the Coronavirus period. In March, the Government asked that landlords did not serve notices seeking possession, and in…

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Moving home during the Coronavirus pandemic



Moving home under normal circumstances can be one of the most stressful and hectic times. However, the current Coronavirus pandemic makes moving home much harder. We, understandably, receive several questions about moving home during the pandemic each day. To provide some much-needed clarification, I will provide the answers to some of the most…

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Business Interruption Insurance. What does the FCA Test Case mean for you?



On 16 March 2020, in response to the increasing number of cases of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom, the Government issued guidance requesting that people begin working from home where possible; avoiding unnecessary travel; and stopping non-essential contact with others. On 23 March 2020, the Government placed the country into ‘lockdown’ and closed…

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