October 18, 2019
There are various reasons why you need planning permission. It could be that you are looking to add a room to your home or build a property for your business. Whatever the reason, it is important to know the process in order to avoid potential problems. Applying You can apply for planning permission online. Before you make an application, you should contact your local authority. It may be that you may not need planning permission. It is also worth discussing your ideas and plans with...
October 11, 2019
Letting out properties can be a potential form of income. However, there are issues that landlords need to be aware of, both in terms of looking after the property and responsibility towards tenants. Being aware of these issues before you begin letting out your property will prevent problems later on. Use up to date tenancy agreements Having an agreement in writing helps to prevent a lot of problems. You can demonstrate when a tenant moves in, what they are aware of and can clarify what...
October 4, 2019
In recent times, renting property has become more common. What this means is that sometimes disputes can occur between tenants and landlords. As a tenant, it is important to be aware of what your rights and responsibilities are so that you can deal with any legal issues as they arise. Make sure there is a tenancy agreement Having something in writing will be important in the event of any issues. It is also beneficial for the landlord, as they can clarify what they expect from...
September 27, 2019
Making a will is important, as it clarifies what will happen to your money and assets in the event of your death. While it is possible to get a template online and make your own, the danger is that even a slightly wrong wording can result in a will being contested, which is why it is recommended you check to make sure that your will is legal. Who can make a will? In order to make a will, you have to be over the age...
September 20, 2019
You may have seen articles talking about legal aid or changes to legal aid. It is designed to help people who need it, cover the costs of advice, mediation services or if you need to take a company to an employment or industrial tribunal. It is worth knowing what legal aid comprises of and whether or not you are eligible to claim it. Eligibility There are various factors involved in who can claim legal aid. One instance is if a defendant is likely to be...
September 13, 2019
Choosing a legal representative can be difficult. There are various factors that you need to consider in order to choose the right representative for you, and a big part of that is knowing the right questions in order to choose someone to represent you. Don’t be afraid to ask If a legal representative shies away or is evasive when you ask questions you may have to consider looking elsewhere. A lot of people associate law firms with being cold or distant, but this is not...
September 6, 2019
There are a lot of companies out there offering legal services. Choosing someone to represent you can be difficult. However, one massive factor that should be considered is whether or not the person is a legal specialist or a legal representative. The difference Technically, a person can represent themselves if they wish to do so. The problem with this is not having the background knowledge. It is also the case that you can hire someone to represent you in court who is not necessarily specifically...
August 30, 2019
In 1989 the Children’s Act 1989 (sometimes shortened to the Child’s Act) was brought in. This created a number of guidelines with regard to childcare issues, with particular emphasis on the welfare of children. Checklist One aspect of childcare legal issues is a checklist. This checklist comprises of what the child wants, their personal needs (education, physical requirements and emotional fulfilment), how any changes the court orders could affect the child, their background, any harm the child may have previously suffered (and the risk of...
August 23, 2019
Recently, the subject of divorce has become more prevalent. Recent headlines have highlighted some of the issues regarding how difficult it is to grant a divorce. This is why it is important to be aware of legal issues around separation and divorce. The difference Separation and divorce are two different things. When a couple separates, you are still married. However, you can set out a legal document showing you have been separated. This agreement outlines what a couple has to adhere to while they are...
August 16, 2019
There are many reasons why people may wish to buy land. You may wish to build property on that land or use it to build a commercial premise. Some people may wish to buy the land so that they can add an extension to an existing property or to prevent someone else building extensions or encroaching on their property. Whatever the reason, it is important to be aware of the legal issues around land acquisition. Check it is available This may sound obvious, but it...