Is Gazumping back on the rise

Your offer has been accepted on your dream home, the solicitor has been instructed and you’ve already started scouring the internet for design inspiration and furniture ideas when, like a bolt out of the blue, your solicitor calls you to say the seller has had a better offer and they won’t be selling to you….

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Nesta’s top tips for start-up companies

More often than not those staring up a company often begin on a scrap piece of paper which can lead to an unsophisticated early existence with little time to worry about the more essential legal requirements. Consequently, later on when you begin to raise money or enter into large commercial agreements, these overlooked points can…

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TO PRE-NUP OR NOT TO PRE-NUP?

It can be awkward to discuss a pre-nup with the love of your life after you’ve made the decision to spend the rest of your lives together. There’s no easy way to broach the topic because whichever way you try and look at it, it may be perceived that you think your partner is after…

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The Tenant Fees Act 2019

Over half of the population now rent in the private sector due to a rise in property prices. In a time when buying a property requires savings built up over many years, renting a property can be a more achievable alternative. According to the Department for Work and Pensions the number of people privately renting…

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A Brief Guide to Regaining Possession of your Property

Providing  the agreement is not for a fixed  term of more than 3 years, a Tenancy Agreement does not need to be in writing. The terms can be agreed between the parties orally with certain terms implied into the agreement, for example the Landlord’s obligation to repair the property. Subject to some exceptions and criteria…

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GOING IT ALONE IN THE FAMILY COURT

  A litigant in person is someone who represents themselves within Court proceedings instead of instructing a solicitor or barrister. In recent times there has been an increase in litigants in person in Court proceedings, often led to believe that they must represent themselves because legal representation is unaffordable. A report entitled ‘Standing Alone: going…

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Proposed Divorce Reform

  The current grounds for divorce are set out in a piece of legislation passed in 1973. Back then divorce rates were much lower than they are now (currently 1 in 2 marriages end in divorce) and divorce was still very much taboo. Therefore, whilst the 1973 legislation allowed for divorce, the grounds were limited…

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PICTONS ANNOUNCE TWO YEAR SPONSORSHIP OF TRING PARK CC WOMENS AND LADIES

Pictons is delighted to announce that it has secured a deal to sponsor the Tring Park Cricket Club Women and Girls section for both the 2019 and 2020 seasons. The sponsorship forms part of Pictons continued efforts to support Community organisations and sporting clubs within the geographical areas of its practice. As well as having…

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The importance of Making a Will in 2019

Making a will is one of the most critical things that you can do, and yet research produced by insurance company Royal London has found that 54% of UK adults do not have a Will. Passing away without leaving a valid Will often makes an already difficult time for your loved ones all the more…

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SATURDAY MORNINGS ARE COMING TO PICTONS

Need a more flexible solicitor? A solicitor that can accommodate you outside of 9-5, Monday – Friday? Our Luton office will be open on Saturday mornings from 10am-12pm for personal attendances or prearranged appointments so if you need to pop something in to us please feel free to come over. Our office is situated on…

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