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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Online legal services: how can we help you?



If you are looking for a solicitor we can help you. Our solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly service to clients across the UK. During the pandemic, businesses had to dramatically adapt their way of working and how they provide their services. At Levi Solicitors LLP, we have developed our online legal services meaning that, if you…

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Case update: Adverse possession and rights of way



A recent case has considered a claim for adverse possession where those claiming had a right of way over the land. We take a look at the key points in Amirtharaja v White. | Adverse possession Adverse possession is sometimes referred to colloquially as ‘squatters’ rights’. It is where someone can become the legal owner of a piece of land by…

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Top 10 reasons to make a will



Every year thousands of people die intestate (without leaving behind a valid will). Many people think that they don’t need one, that they don’t have anything worth leaving behind or that they have plenty of time to make a will. However, dying intestate can cause many problems including delays, further expense and uncertainty for loved ones. If you…

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Government proposals to increase court fees



In March 2021, the Ministry of Justice started a consultation on raising various court fees by 8%. If the proposals are approved, this will be the first court fee increase for five years. At the same time, they are considering changing the threshold for receiving help with court fees. This could increase the number of people eligible for help, if…

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Kate Garraway: Finding Derek | Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)



Over the last year, we have seen the story of TV presenter Kate Garraway and her husband, Derek Draper, on television and in the news. Last week saw a documentary, “Kate Garraway: Finding Derek”, which told the story of their struggles since Mr Draper was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 in March 2020. The documentary showed that the…

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Further extension on ban on evictions: Update for residential landlords



Throughout the last year, the Government has introduced various measures to protect those tenants struggling financially as a result of the pandemic. As the year has gone on, those rules have changed and dates have been moved. On 10 March 2021, the Government announced further extensions, including regarding the ban on evictions. In this article,…

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Commercial rent arrears during the pandemic: An update



Many businesses have had to cease trading or have seen their profits plummet as a result of the pandemic. As a result, the government introduced measures to protect those commercial tenants struggling to pay their rent. However, as the pandemic has continued and with the country in and out of lockdown, the rules have changed frequently. Indeed,…

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International Women’s Day – Celebrating the Levi team



Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years and recognises the achievements of women. This year’s theme is #choosetochallenge. From challenge comes change and collectively, we can create an inclusive world. This week we would like to shine the spotlight on some of our fabulous female…

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Budget 2021: Stamp duty holiday extension



On 3 March 2021, the Chancellor made his budget speech. Within this, he announced an extension to the Stamp Duty Holiday that was due to end on 31 March 2021. The extension tapers the stamp duty holiday as follows: No standard Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will be payable on the first £500,000 of the purchase price. This applies to purchases of…

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Afsha Ayub: a promotion to Partner and a move to Wakefield



We are delighted to announce the promotion of conveyancing executive, Afsha Ayub, to partner. Afsha joined Levi Solicitors in 2016. When she joined our team, she already had over 15 years of experience specialising in residential conveyancing and all aspects of property law. She also has specific experience in repossession and leasehold…

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Just launched: Housing Possession Mediation Pilot Scheme



Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Government has paused possession claims going through the Courts, leading to a big backlog of claims. This has left some landlords with tenants in increasing arrears; and conversely some tenants struggling to make their monthly rent, whose landlords are not interested in negotiating a reduced amount. As a result,…

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Eviction ban exemption for tenants with substantial arrears



*Updated 15 February 2021* With England still in lockdown for the next few weeks at least, the Government announced that the ban on evictions of residential tenants would be extended until 31 March 2021. Of course, the Government will want to protect tenants struggling financially as a result of the Covid pandemic. However, many landlords are…

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Levi Solicitors LLP Wakefield office move



We are excited to announce that Levi Solicitors LLP, will be relocating its Wakefield office on 23 February 2021 to Silkwood Park. While we are moving away from Calder Park, our new Wakefield office remains easily accessible from the motorway; it is situated immediately off junction 40 of the M1 motorway. Wakefield city centre is approximately 2…

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Case update: Contribution claims in professional negligence cases



In cases where more than one party may have been negligent, it is possible for one of the negligent parties to seek a contribution towards the damages to the Claimant. A recent High Court case looked at a claim against a firm of solicitors and a barrister. Despite the claim against the barrister being dropped, he was ordered to pay 40% of the…

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FRAUD WARNING: Claim Against A Professional Limited



We have been made aware that someone is sending emails and making telephone calls using the company name, Claim Against A Professional Limited, and our address at 33 St Pauls Street, Leeds, LS1 2JJ. The emails are asking people for legal costs relating to a PPI claim. For the avoidance of doubt, this is in no way related to Levi Solicitors LLP. We…

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