Asbestos: Health Hazard

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material taking many different forms the three main being: white asbestos (chrysotile) brown asbestos (amosite) blue asbestos (crocidolite). It can still be found today in many buildings including flooring/ceiling tiles, roof shingles & flashing, siding, insulation, pipe cement, pipe lagging, insulation around boilers, window panelling, cement......

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I have obtained a mortgage agreement in principle and my offer on a property has been accepted what do I do now?

The next stage is to instruct a solicitor who is experienced with the legal process involved in transferring the ownership of a property from one person to another; known as conveyancing. There are three main steps to the conveyancing process:  Pre-exchange of Contracts. Exchange of Contracts. Completion. Pre-exchange of Contracts 1.1 Your solicitor and the......

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Thinking about getting a divorce?

Thinking about getting a divorce? Have you considered?  Where the children will live? When and how you will ensure the children have plenty of contact time with both parents? How you will continue to pay for the children and if any child maintenance payments should be made. Where you will each live. Will one of......

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How do I extend the lease for my flat?

DO I NEED TO EXTEND THE LEASE FOR MY FLAT? A lease is a right to use the property for a specific period of time. As the period of time becomes shorter the value of the lease will decrease.   Sometimes it may prove difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage......

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800th anniversary of Magna Carta

Magna Carta is one of the most important, well-known documents in history and this year marks its 800th anniversary. The Magna Carta was authorised on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede. The document was agreed by King John to appease rebel barons in the heart of battle. It is considered one of the first steps towards......

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Can I change my child’s surname?

To change a child’s surname consent is required by all those with PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY. What is Parental Responsibility? Parental Responsibility is defined under Section 3(1) Children Act 1989 as ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child’ Do I automatically have......

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What all Tenants should know!!

Tenancy deposit protection schemes What all Tenants should know!! If you have signed or are considering signing a new Tenancy Agreement make sure you know how your deposit is to be protected. The Landlord or Letting Agent will usually require, at least, 1 month’s rent to be paid in full prior to moving into the......

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