Property worries during Covid-19 lockdown

If you are a commercial landlord or tenant, what does the Coronavirus Act 2020 mean for you ?   BREAKING NEWS!! Matters are moving so quickly that since preparing this article on 31 March 2020, the following update needed to be added ! Working in retail, hospitality or leisure business? Two reliefs are available for businesses in these sectors: A holiday from business rates for the 2020-2021 tax year. Cash grants up to £25,000 may be given to businesses in…

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Moving house in lockdown

Buying and selling houses during lockdown: to move or not to move? We’ve seen a lot of articles and blogs on this topic and thought we’d offer a bit more detail. Covid-19 and the current lockdown situation has of course caused concern for everyone, but what if you are due to move house? What are the implications of the lockdown: should you exchange contracts if you haven’t yet, what happens if you have exchanged but don’t want to move during…

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Contracts and Covid-19

Contracts and Covid-19: What does it mean? Are contracts still binding under lockdown ? The ongoing epidemic has posed significant risks to businesses with disruptions in supply chains, cancellations of events and the closure of many services, but what does this mean for contracts that are in place? Is there a “get out of jail free card” to avoid obligations? Under English law contracts are, in principle, absolute. In general terms, any failure to perform an obligation under a contract…

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Land Registry Fee Increase

HM Land Registry fees for first registration and the registration of transfers, leases, mortgages of property will increase. This will affect both scale 1 and scale 2 fees.   For all electronic applications, the fee will be increased by 11% - most applications are done this way. As it saves time and money for both clients and conveyancers.   For applications done by post, the fee will be increased by 21%.   These changes are coming into force on 31st January 2022.   It is imperative that all…

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The Section 26 Notice and what this means for commercial landlords and tenants

Here we look at the tenant’s section 26 request for a new lease. Before reading on, it is worth checking to make sure that your lease is not excluded from this applying, and that your lease is a tenancy as defined by the 1954 Act (the “Act”). Landlords often exclude leases so that tenants don’t have as much protection. We’ll look at tenancies a little later.   The Section 26 request As long as the tenancy does not exclude the Act, is not…

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How firms can better support neurodiverse employees in the workplace and during recruitment processes

Neurodivergent lawyers have a number of unique strengths, abilities and perspectives that can benefit any employer and workplace. Attention to detail, hyper focus, problem solving, creativity, spontaneity, determination, high-work ethic and identifying where the employer can autonomise or make services more efficient are just some of the abilities that can add a great deal of value to a firm. It, therefore, makes sense that firms would want to employ neurodivergent talent at all levels and benefit from these unique abilities.…

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Tiger Law Supporting DIDA Sports Organisation

Tiger Law is proud to have teamed up with DIDA Sports Organisation. DIDA is a community interest company (CIC) based between London and Budaka District in the region of Eastern Uganda. DIDA (Develop, Inspire, Discipline, Achieve) is an initiative whose goal is to holistically develop Ugandan, and eventually East African youth from the young ages of 6 years all the way to 18 years and beyond through facilitating the development of sports training facilities. Tiger Law are also passionate about female empowerment…

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The Inspirational Women in Law Awards

Following her nomination as Solicitor of the Year, our Founder and Principal, Vanessa, made it to the finalist stage for the Champion of the Year category.  The Inspirational Women in Law Awards by  First 100 Years “seek to identify and celebrate the trailblazers from across the legal profession who are making it a more diverse and equal place”.⠀ Congratulations Vanessa!

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What Happens if You Die Without Making a Will?

What Happens if You Die Without Making a Will? If you are married or in a civil partnership… If you die without making a will, the Government decides who will inherit your assets. Very strict legal rules (known as the intestacy rules) come into effect. These rules set out how your estate will be distributed. For example, if you die leaving your spouse or civil partner, based on those strict rules, they will not automatically receive your assets. They will…

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Minority Shareholder winding up – just and equitable?

Minority Shareholder winding up – just and equitable?   As a minority shareholder, sometimes the only option that you can see is to try and put an end to the company. Here, we look at what this means and whether it is a suitable option for you.   When should winding up the company be considered as an option?   As a minority shareholder, it is open to you to ask the Court for a winding up order, on the ground that it is “just and…

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Life Interest Trusts

Life Interest Trusts – what are they and why they are useful? Not many people have heard of a Life Interest Trust, let alone know what one is or why they are useful tools to secure assets and funds for future generations, whilst ensuring they can still be enjoyed or used to care for others during their lifetime. Life Interest Trusts can be set up in a Will, allowing for a loved one to have the benefit, or enjoyment, of the…

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The Section 25 Notice and What This Means for Commercial Landlords and Tenants

Here we look at Landlord’s section 25 notice to terminate a commercial lease. Before reading on, it is worth checking to make sure that your lease is not excluded from this applying, and that your lease is a tenancy as defined by the 1954 Act (the “Act”). Landlords often exclude leases from these provisions so that tenants don’t have as much protection. We’ll look at tenancies a little later.   The Section 25 notice   If a landlord wishes to end a commercial lease…

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Top 7 Legal Writing Tips for Paralegals

Top 7 Legal Writing Tips for Paralegals   Writing is an important tool for all paralegals. The power of words can be used to advocate, inform, persuade, and instruct. Though legal writing/drafting is a task exclusively done by qualified lawyers in general but in the present scenario, we can see that most of the lawyers pass their work on to their paralegals. Therefore, it becomes necessary for a paralegal to have excellent writing skills. Though legal writing or drafting takes time and practise…

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