Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Landlord Tenant Problems - A Survival Guide in a Difficult Climate


The guys over at Burt Brill and Cardens Solicitors have created this interesting infographic on how best to deal with Landlord & Tenant disputes - here are some steps to follow if you have landlord & tenant problems and who to contact/what to do in the event of them not being resolved

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

UK House Prices Set to Rise by 18% in Next Five Years


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As published by The Independent - it's lately been reported that by the end of 2017, the average house price in the UK will have risen by 18.1%

Fulled by stimulus measures, low interest rates and a high demand, it is likely that there is room to see an element of price growth over the next five years.

In addition, the council of mortgage lenders attributes an increased trust in mortgages, banks and lending providers to the increase in people looking and purchasing mortgages. The Help to Buy scheme has enabled home ownership with in some cases less than a 5% mortgage - and has enabled more people to get on the latter earlier in life.

At the current rate, house prices in 2015 will overtake the UK's house price peak in 2007, although of course it depends on regional and local variation.

If you are investing in property, it's also good news for people looking to enter to let a property or invest in it for the future. Ducat Law have an interesting article on their site for this in which they guide you through the buy to let process. Check it out at the link below.

http://www.ducatlaw.com/buying-to-let-a-guide-to-property-investment/


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Updated Road Casualty Figures Released by Department of Transport

It has been reported that on British roads in 2012, the number of casualties and furthermore overall road deaths fell  by 8%.

It's news that's likely to please road safety campaigners, however it is slightly undermined by the fact that cyclist deaths actually rose by 10% over the same period. It has brought calls from cycling charities and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents to increase driver awareness of cyclists, increase cyclist training and their overall presence on the road in order to make drivers more alert to the needs of other road users.

Whether you are a cyclist or not,  if you've been injured in a road accident, solicitors such as Carter & Carter specialise in serious injury claims and compensation. Visit their website for more information at http://www.candcsolicitors.co.uk


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Infographic: Top Tips for Tenants


Burt Brill and Cardens have created this infographic on top tips for tenants - quite interesting and reiterates some important points!

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Barrister Will Earn 'Less than Minimum Wage' in New Cuts

http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/juniors-14-a-day-after-legal-aid-cuts-mps-hear

According to an article in the Law Gazette today, new legal cuts in the UK could mean junior barristers earn less than £14 per day.

In a move to cut spending in the industry, the government have put forward plans to cut legal aid which have been strongly opposed by a number of industry figures. There is of course a risk that paying the industry lower sums means less quality, and that is a view shared by many professionals nationwide.

A legal aid lawyer is currently paid approximately £25,000, as opposed to GP's, for example, who see pay of approximately £56,000.

Barristers Earn Less than Minimum Wage