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What are Collateral Warranties?

Jamie Parsons
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Collateral warranties are a common requirement when undertaking a construction project that requires funding, or, will be sold or rented upon completion. What do they do? The legal answer is that they put a third party (with an interest in the site i.e....

From China to Coventry: why stepping outside of your comfort zone is a great thing

Maryam Hassan
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After graduating from Warwick, I received two scholarships to complete an internship in China. I interned with a niche commercial law firm specialising in mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property. Travelling alone to China was something I would...

From China to Coventry: why stepping outside of your comfort zone is a great thing

Maryam Hassan
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After graduating from Warwick, I received two scholarships to complete an internship in China. I interned with a niche commercial law firm specialising in mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property. Travelling alone to China was something I would...

Tips to manage your mental health during lockdown

Wasim Mohammed
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We are once again under a government imposed national lockdown due to the COVID19 virus. The challenges we all face remain the same as the previous lockdowns although, there is even more uncertainty now given the variant strain of the virus. This is also a...

A Day in the Life of a Director of General Sociability

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My Human says I did so well covering for him last time that I’ve got the job permanently.  I think he’s just trying to get out of doing it myself but as I’m still on furlough and my application to join the COVID-19 sniffer dog team was...

Top Tips for Tenants

Bethan Blackburn
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There are many matters which a prospective tenant should consider before taking on a new lease, in order to mitigate the risk of potential unknown and costly liabilities in the future. The below list provides just a few examples of some of the important...

Don't become a victim of property fraud!

Harvey Gibbs
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Perhaps now is the time for a reminder about the risk of becoming the victim of a property fraud. This is particularly so given that since March 2020 many of us in the property industry have been working from home, with most communications with clients and...

Be Compliant

Sophie Read
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There are a whole host of statutory requirements which apply to commercial properties and frequently these are overlooked by property owners, until they come to sell, let or refinance their property. It is prudent for any commercial property owner to...

A day in the life of a Business Development Manager in Lockdown - Well, where do I start?

Sharon Baxter
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As BDMs, we all know that getting out there and having that face to face interaction with others is key to what we do in our role and so when lockdown first happened I think it hit us all for six as it was such a huge change to our usual routines. We were so...

The Key to Successful Plot Sales

Paul Harrison
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Whether selling freehold houses or leasehold flats the preparation of the legal pack at an early stage in the process (ideally before any plots are reserved) is crucial to ensuring a smooth transaction and quick exchange. The last thing you want, as a...

Ready, steady... develop!

Wasim Mohammed
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Whether you are developing a small parcel of land for a granny annexe or a large greenfield site for a mixed-use 1,000 unit extracare scheme, the key considerations remain the same.  I thought that with my first blog I would set some of these out, so...

Beatle's Blog Post No1

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My Human (Steven Petty -Ed), has asked me to write his blog for him as he says he is currently too busy (from where I’m lying it looks like he’s just sat on his arse staring at a screen but what do I know). As many of you will know, I am one of...

What's Yours Could Be Mine - What You Should Know About Adverse Possession

Harvey Gibbs
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Perhaps surprisingly, a regular enquiry that I receive from clients concerns what is known as “adverse possession” of land. The public perception of this is that it is all about squatters who have seized possession of a building. However, most of...

What is mine?

Bethan Blackburn
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There are many scenarios where we are asked the question ‘what is mine?’. For example, developers want to be sure that their proposed development fits within the land they own; and tenants want to know exactly how much of a property they are...

Why does a property solicitor need a pair of wellies?

Sophie Read
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This is the question that fuelled the start of my career in property law and so seemed appropriate for my first blog post. As a budding law student, somewhat ironically, I had not initially considered a career in law. Various city firms visited the...

Planning - S73 Applications; Are they as Exciting as Solicitors Make Out?

Jamie Parsons
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Simple answer is no! Well maybe to me they are. Is there benefit in knowing the principles of such areas; I think so and this is what we are trying to assist with by means of these short articles. But, without falling into the cataclysm that can be ‘a...

Feldon Who?

Paul Harrison
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Starting out back in January 2014 in a glorified broom cupboard with me, Steve and our secretary Pat seems like a lifetime ago. By the same token, the past 7 years (almost) have been an absolute whirlwind and the team is now 16 strong. We are continuing to...