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Contract Arbitrators’ Factual Findings Accorded Judicial Respect

The decisions of contract arbitrators are accorded due respect by the courts and only in exceptional cases will judges go behind their findings of fact. That point could not have been more clearly made than in one High Court case concerning an allegedly defective shipment of fertiliser. The buyers of 4,500 metric tonnes of fertiliser had paid more than Euros...

What is the difference between Freehold and Leasehold Property?

What is the difference between Freehold and Leasehold? There are two ways in which a property in the UK can be registered, either with a Freehold Title or a Leasehold Title.  These are two very different types ways to hold land and the fundamental difference is whether you will own the land outright or not. Freehold Title Where a property is registered with a...

Leases – subletting and assigning commercial leases

Whether you are a Tenant or a Landlord of a Commercial Property, you’ll want to know what you can and cannot do in relation to assigning and sub-letting a Lease. Our Commercial Property Specialists give a short guide on the difference between absolute and qualified restrictions, but as always if there is anything which you need specific advice on then...

New Residential Nil-Rate Band for Inheritance Tax

As of 6th April 2017, individuals may be able to “top up” their Nil Rate Bands (currently £325,000 for individuals or £650,000 for married couples which is inheritance tax free on their estate) to £500,000 for individuals or £1,000,000 for married couples. Our Wills and Probate Team are regularly involved in tax and estate planning. This article...

What is a Property Information Form and Fixtures and Contents Form when selling a house?

As part of the conveyancing process in selling your home, you will have to complete a couple of forms. These are sometimes called “protocol forms” but will usually include a Property Information Form and a Fixtures and Fittings Questionnaire. What is a Property Information Form? When you are selling a property, your solicitor will send you a copy of...

What is an Environmental Search when buying a property and do I need it?

An Environmental Search is a report into Environmental issues, which we always recommend is carried out when purchasing a residential property. Our conveyancing solicitors in Leicester set out why Josiah Hincks as a firm always carry out Environmental Searches for our conveyancing clients. An Environmental Search Report looks into to the following Environmental...