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Future care planning: Lasting Powers of Attorney

A worrying review of the way that Do Not Attempt Resuscitate (DNAR) orders has been applied during the Covid-19 pandemic, brings to the fore the need to consider your future care. Planning for your future and discussing what you want with your loved ones will not only put your mind at ease, but…


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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.…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…