Author: Chris Hunter

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill. What are the impacts?

As the economy emerges from the lockdowns in 2020 and 2021 and the impact they had on businesses and the property sector, the Government has introduced the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill to Parliament on 9 November 2021. This Bill was also accompanied by a new code of practice for commercial property relationships. The Act should […]

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Defamation – Serious Harm & Reputation

Defamation – the requirement for serious harm or serious financial harm We have seen an increase in the number of enquiries from individuals and businesses, requiring advice regarding defamation law and in particular, libel. Generally speaking, a statement is defamatory if it lowers the opinion of that business or individual amongst “right thinking reasonable members […]

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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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