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Meet Trainee Solicitor, Frankie Priestley

We thought we’d take the opportunity to catch up with one of our Trainee Solicitors, Frankie Priestley, who stepped into her new role on 3rd January 2023. We explore her motivations for becoming a solicitor, her typical day, how she balances her studies, and what she enjoys the most about her new role. What prompted […]

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Have you been given a Settlement Agreement?

The financial impact of Covid-19 has forced the hand of many businesses to let staff go. However, as an employee, you must receive advice from a solicitor before signing any Settlement Agreement.

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Is your rental property fit for human habitation?

New legislation designed to safeguard the standard of residential rental properties has recently come into effect, holding landlords to account for the state of accommodation let to tenants.

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New horse not what you expected? Your rights explained

Is your new horse fit for purpose? Buying a horse should be an exciting and fun time and in most cases it is. However sometimes you don’t get what you believed you were buying. Read on to find out about your legal rights. Rights for “Consumer” Buyers In 2015 the law changed with the introduction […]

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Welcoming Paul Herbert to the Burnett Barker team

We are delighted to announce that Paul Herbert will shortly be joining the Burnett Barker team as a Dispute Resolution Solicitor. Paul has a wealth of experience and will join our litigation and dispute resolution department where he will deal with a range of dispute resolution and litigation work including commercial, property and equine disputes.

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Buy to Let Landlords – How to Reduce the Threat of Fraud on your Property

If you’re a buy-to-let landlord you are no doubt aware of the increasing risk of money laundering and property fraud. However you may not be aware of which properties and property owners are most at risk. Buy to let properties are particularly susceptible, as tenants; or those who have access to tenants; are able to […]

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Landlords! Have you protected your tenant’s deposit?

If you are a landlord for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and you have not protected your tenant’s deposit, you may not be able to take back possession of your property when the tenancy ends.

Under the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices & Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015, which came into force on 1st October 2015, failing to protect your tenant’s deposit has two consequences; one of which being that you cannot end the tenancy or regain possession until the deposit has been repaid or a court case has ended…

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Buy-to-let, not buy-to-regret!

More people are looking at buy-to-let properties to fund their retirement – and with UK home ownership falling to 66 percent, there may never be a better time to buy property to let out. However these days it’s not just a matter of sitting back and watching your investment grow.

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