Many people assume that when you buy a property you’re purchasing all the building and land as a package. However, the distinction between a freehold purchase and a leasehold purchase means that this is often not the case.
Although a divorce is often emotional, and there may be a lot of pressure and stress for all parties, it doesn’t have to be a fraught situation. It is possible to have a good divorce if everyone is keen to make it happen.
Many people today are under the illusion that cohabitation with a partner creates some kind of legal protection. However, the reality is that the only way to ensure your family and your interests are protected in any eventuality is to put certain legal documents in place.
The end date of a commercial lease always requires advance preparation from a landlord. Whether the goal is to remove the tenant or to continue the relationship, either in its current or a new format, it’s important to ensure decisions are made well in advance of the date itself.
Pre-nuptial agreements are often regarded as unromantic and so many people refuse to sign them before a wedding takes place. Often this leads to regret – which is why the post-nuptial agreement is worth considering.
Debt recovery is always a challenge, whether you’re a large business with extensive legal resources or a startup. However, although not pleasant, debt recovery is essential, as commercial debts that are left unattended can cripple any business.
Recently, James Freeman, of BSG Solicitor’s Landlord and Tenant department, was instructed by a landlord to attempt to obtain a Possession Order relating to a tenant that had been in possession of the landlord’s property for nearly 30 years.
Settlement agreements usually arise in the context of a claim that could potentially be made by an employee against an employer. They are often used if an employment relationship is being brought to an end or where there is a dispute that needs to be settled for an ongoing relationship to continue.
For anyone purchasing a property, the presence of restrictive covenants can be problematic. They can potentially affect the use of the land after the purchase has been completed, which is why it’s so important to be able to identify and understand them up front.