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New driving laws for 2019

As we move into 2019, there are a raft of new motoring laws being enacted and a number of existing laws for which enforcement is being focused upon. To make sure that your driving experience is as smooth as possible over the coming months, here are a few items to be aware of. Learner drivers […]

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Clamping down on rogue bailiffs

Intimidating bailiffs are to be subject to renewed scrutiny under plans designed to end aggressive practices and help protect vulnerable people.  Rob Synnott, solicitor specialising in Litigation in our Penzance office said, “The majority of bailiffs work within the law, but it is clear some are making lives a misery and ruining the industry’s reputation.”. […]

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Right to refuse a business tenancy cannot be misused

An interesting case is currently making its way through the court system and may have far reaching implications for the landlord/tenant relationship in relation to tenancy renewals; making it more difficult for a landlord to refuse the renewal of a tenancy. Rob Synnott, litigation solicitor in our Penzance office explained “The courts are becoming less […]

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New member of our Conveyancing Team

Matt Rodd has joined our Conveyancing Team. Matt qualified as a Solicitor in 2006. He was a partner in a busy Leeds city centre law firm where he worked for 15 years until recently returning to his roots in Cornwall. Over the course of his career Matt has gained an extensive knowledge of the residential property market dealing […]

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What’s the solution to noise pollution?

If you live in a built-up area, it is easy to become desensitised to general background noise. Modern life provides a steady stream of traffic sounds, animated conversation, noise from electric tools, dogs barking and all manner of intrusions that become commonplace. But what if the noise is unusually loud, lasts for longer than would […]

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New recruit to our Private Client Team.

Rob McKellar has joined our Private Client team. Rob qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 having completed his Legal Practice Course at Exeter University and subsequent training in Somerset. He has since worked for a national legal service provider and also a legal 500 London based firm. Rob specialises in Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and […]

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The Section 21 minefield

The tenancy deposit scheme has been in force since 6 April 2007. As a result landlords are now well versed in ensuring that deposits in respect of assured shorthold tenancies are paid into deposit protection schemes. However, further amendments to legislation effective from April 2012 and from October 2015 have caught some landlords out and […]

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Inheritance act claims for cohabitees

As this is Cohabitation Awareness Week, our Rob Synnott has been considering the rights of cohabitees if their partner dies. It is often thought that cohabitants, simply by the nature of their relationship, have a right to claim against the estate of their partner in the event that their partner dies, even if their partner […]

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Not what you bargained for?

So you’ve instructed solicitors or conveyancers to buy a property either for residential or commercial purposes and the purchase completes without difficulty. But what if, a few weeks after moving in, your neighbour approaches you to explain that they have a right in relation to your property that you had not been aware of? What […]

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Get off my land!

You’ve been in possession or occupation of land for a period of more than 10 years despite not being the registered owner? Well maybe it is time to consider whether you can apply to register as proprietor by claiming adverse possession. Under the Land Registration Act 2002 a party who has been in adverse possession […]

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