Author: Chris Hunter

Residential Repossessions – All Change from June 1st 2021

In March 2020, in response to tenants being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and facing  potentially significant decreases in their incomes, the government put in place a complete ban on residential property evictions. This was to ensure tenants were not evicted, facing homelessness and at greater risk of contracting COVID-19, due to rental arrears caused […]

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Who Gets the Dog?

Pet-nuptial agreements – avoiding a costly disagreement involving your pet(s) One area our family team come across time and again when dealing with divorce matters, is the issue of pets and where they should live after a couple separate. Emotions are often already running high and, as we all know, many people regard their pets […]

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Is it the End of the Lease as we Know it?

Are we seeing the end of the traditional commercial lease? Even before the arrival of COVID-19 there has been increasing disquiet over the perceived ‘onerous’ nature of commercial leases. The rise and rise of online shopping and the changing demands on the retail, restaurant, supply, logistics and manufacturing sectors have led tenants and, increasingly, landlords […]

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Mergers, acquisitions, and the rise of ‘Office Politics’

‘Office Politics’ occur where you have different people with varying values, beliefs and assumptions. Fundamentally it causes tension and strain in working relationships and means you don’t get the best out of individuals and therefore don’t optimise decision-making, collaboration and productivity. However, it can be positive, if managed and handled well, but often it’s negative. […]

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