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Basements: Permitted Development?

The government has recently announced proposals for a temporary three year increase in permitted development rights to enable larger extensions to homes. What does this mean in practice for people considering or opposing a basement development? The General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) permits extension to existing properties within certain levels. It is commonly accepted, although… Read more »

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Consultant Opportunities

As we continue to grow our business we are particularly keen to hear from senior fee earners with a following who are looking for an excellent platform from which to service their existing client needs, or who may want the opportunity to refer or work syngergistically with a dynamic Central London Law Firm. We are… Read more »

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Leasehold Reform / Landlord & Tenant Solicitors

Leasehold Reform / Landlord & Tenant Solicitor(s) 0-3 years PQE. The landlord and tenant team at Bishop & Sewell LLP are looking to recruit up to two solicitors with 0-3 years’ experience to join the expanding Leasehold Reform and Landlord & Tenant teams led by Mark Chick. We would also be interested to hear from… Read more »

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Mark Chick Comments On ‘Right To Manage’

The summer edition of the Flat Living magazine takes a look at property management issues and the right to manage. There is a handy guide to this process in their supplement and Mark Chick comments on some of the practicalities and sets out a few key pointers on road successfully exercising the right to manage… Read more »

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Basements: One Storey Or More?

Residential owners may be familiar with their neighbours developing their properties and may even have come across the Party Wall Act which governs development close to or involving neighbouring properties. In the main this has concerned extensions to current properties on the surface; however, there is an increasing trend towards development below ground. For some… Read more »

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Basements: Health & Safety

In the current economic climate, London residents are taking steps to expand their homes without the need for the expense and uncertainty of upgrading to larger premises. It is therefore no surprise that there has been a noticeable increase in the redevelopment and extension of properties in the London area. Most noticeably there has been… Read more »

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The Collaborative Divorce

For clients contemplating divorce or separation there are many ways of resolving issues, by involving the courts, mediation or choosing the collaborative approach. There is no right or wrong way but it is important to do what is right for you and for many, where there is no domestic violence or overbearing conduct on the… Read more »

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