New video tips from David Rosen

19/10/2015

We think an excellent way to add interesting new content is via video – this also has the benefit of allowing you, the visitor, to get to know us in a way which mere words on a page never can. We hope this latest set of short videos from David Rosen and our marketing team READ MORE

Assignment of a contract

17/10/2015

The concept of assignment applies to many types of contracts ranging from business contracts to property contracts and to personal legal issues such as life insurance policies also. Assignment is simply the legal term for transferring legal rights in a contract, but it is crucial to understand from the outset that it relates to rights READ MORE

Small Claims

07/10/2015

Subject to certain exception, claims with a value of less than £10,000.00 are classified as small claims. This does not mean such claims are dealt with in a different court to other County Courts or with a different kind of Judge.The 2 most important implications of a claim being a small claim are :- No READ MORE

Evicting a residential short lease tenant

06/10/2015

Evicting a residential short lease tenant When a tenant reaches the end of their contractual term or when they fail to pay rent a landlord may wish them to leave the property. However, the process of eviction may not be as easy as it first seems. A problem arises in the fact that the tenants READ MORE

Section 21 notice to evict tenant

06/10/2015

Evicting a residential tenant Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 permits landlords to recover possession of their property after ending a lease agreement with their tenants. The landlord can serve a section 21 notice on a tenant without giving any reasons for terminating their tenancy. Section 21 applies to terminating Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST). READ MORE

When Reputation Just Isn’t Enough – Establishing Goodwill in Passing Off Claims

05/10/2015

The tort of “passing off” has long been an essential dimension for people to protect their intellectual property (“IP”) rights. Unlike the registration requirements for trade marks and design rights to bring any claim under those rights, the tort of passing off can be established in any claim provided the legal threshold is reached. The READ MORE

Absent freeholder – legal problems and solutions

05/10/2015

Absent freeholders or landlords Although it has to be said there are some benefits to having an absentee freeholder when you are the leaseholder of a property, such as the quiet enjoyment of the property without the interference or even unreasonable demands of the landlord or the foregoing of hefty service charges, when it comes READ MORE