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Jointly owned property and cohabitees

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If you’re buying a property with your partner and you’re not married or in a civil partnership, you won’t automatically have the same legal protection as you would have if you were married/civil partners.

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Are nuisance neighbours driving you crazy?

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According to the results of the latest “Which?” survey revealed today, 27% of UK adults have suffered some form of nuisance caused by their neighbours in the last year. The most common problem is noise caused by loud voices, music, pets or building work.

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Should I buy my freehold? Right to Manage or Enfranchisement

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If the flat owners think they can do a better job of managing the building, they have a few options open to them.

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Allotment holders win rents victory

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Allotment holders in Leeds have won a legal battle against proposals to almost double the rent on their plots.

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Warning for landlords on tenancy deposit schemes

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Many landlords know they need to register new tenants’ deposits with a tenancy deposit scheme but do you re-register this deposit if the original tenancy period has expired? If you aren’t getting registration right you may not be able to gain possession of your property and could face fines.

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Can a squatter become a legal owner?

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Marianne Johns discusses a case of a squatter-turned-owner, and how in law two wrongs can make a right.

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Property problems – an injunction may resolve your dispute

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There are many circumstances where you might look into getting an injunction in a property dispute. For example: a developer building very close to your property may affect your right to light; a neighbour interfering with your right of access or causing noise nuisance, or people trespassing onto your property.

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Make sure your property is protected for zero cost

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Property owners – have you checked that your registered address is accurate and up-to-date at the Land Registry? Failing to do so could have serious consequences.

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