Archive for November, 2012

ET Receive CQS Accreditation

ET Law Limited receive CQS Accreditation under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme… The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: the integrity of the Senior Responsible Officer and other [read more…]

Rights of Way and Proprietary Estoppel…

In Joyce v Epsom & Ewell BC [2012] EWCA Civ 1398, the Couty of Appeal dealt with a claim for an easement by way of proprietary estoppel. Mr Joyce’s predecessor in title, a Mr Holborn, lived next door to two properties which Sainsburys included in a planning application to build to the rear of.  Although the [read more…]

Should cyclists be treated differently?

With the recent, much publicised accident involving Bradley Wiggins, there has been great debate in the media surrounding the number of cyclists injured on our roads, and what can be done to reduce the number of casualities. When a cyclist is injured, are they confident that the criminal justice system will punish the guilty party [read more…]

Right to Buy

Nearly 1,500 social homes have been sold under the Government’s relaunched Right to Buy scheme since the beginning of April this year, according to figures released on 15 November 2012 by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Discounts of up to 60% for a house and 70% for a flat are available – up [read more…]

Residential Property in Wales

From Spring 2013 certain buyers will be eligible for 95% on new-build homes in Wales.;jsessionid=5D0DE6FB088E0E0BFEC7466269497A62?lang=en The scheme is similar to the New Build initiative launched in England in February 2012, and should be a terrific boost for the housing market in Wales, helping both developers and house buyers. ET Law Limited specialise in the [read more…]

Pensioner awarded £44,000 in PI Claim…

A woman who shattered her arms after tripping over a supermarket trolley as she reached for a pork pie, has been awarded £44,000, it was reported today. The 79-year-old called out to her husband that she had found the pies as she stepped forward to reach them, but then fell over a low, unattended, flatbed [read more…]

Criminal Law Partnership Agreed…

ET Law Limited Announce Preferred Partnership Agreement with Burton Copeland Expanding its legal services into the Criminal Defence Law arena Long established law firm ET Law Limited, has today announced a preferred partnership agreement with the North Wests leading Criminal Defence Lawyers, Burton Copeland. Firmly established in the practice of Residencial and Commercial Property Law, [read more…]

Residential Landlords…

…don’t leave your tenants in the cold… From 1 January 2013, concealed flues – usually found in apartments – should have inspection hatches fitted.  Hatches should be at least 300mm square and positioned within 1.5m of any joint in the flue system. Landlords must keep flues safe, and gas appliances must be checked once a [read more…]

Beware buying at Auction!

Site visits from your Solicitor could save you a fortune… She knew she should have ordered a surveyor’s report, but the retired police officer is now facing financial ruin after buying what she thought was her dream home at auction, as reported by the Daily Mail. Sue Diamond paid £154,000 for her idyllic seaside home, [read more…]

Tougher lending rules…

‘a permanent feature’ for millions in landmark changes to the mortgage industry… New lending rules look set to make Britain’s mortgage drought permanent – hitting those of you trying to get on or move up the property ladder, says the Daily Mail’s Becky Barrow. Under the new rules, lenders will be forced to make sure [read more…]