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Freehold v Leasehold

The basic differences between freehold and leasehold If you buy a freehold property then you become the freeholder and you own the building and the land it stands on outright, in perpetuity. Buying a leasehold property means you have a temporary right to occupy the property that you buy. This is defined by the term […]

Conveyancing During Lockdown

Following the government recent announcement regarding the latest national lockdown we would like to confirm the position with regard to moving house during the lockdown period. The government guidelines state that you can move house during the lockdown period as well as market and view properties as estate agents, solicitors , surveyors and removal companies […]

Domestic Abuse

Are you worried about domestic abuse? Given the uncertain and stressful times with families being forced together we acknowledge that there is a heightened risk of domestic abuse. This is not only physical violence but other forms of abuse from your partner. Often victims feel alone and do not know where to turn for help. […]

Coronavirus and Sick Pay

While the UK continues to battle with the Coronavirus, the following may be useful in connection with sick pay – • The workplace usual sick leave and pay entitlements apply if an employee has Coronavirus. • Employees should let their employer know as soon as possible if they are unable to go to work. • […]

Contracts of Employment from April 2020

From April 2020 all workers and employees are entitled to and must be provided with a written Statement of Particulars either on their first day of employment or prior to starting employment. Previously the Statements had to be provided within the first 8 weeks of employment and it was only employees who had such entitlements. […]

REMORTGAGE MAY BE THE WAY

Is your fixed term mortgage at an end? Following the Bank of England’s announcement to drop the current interest rate, you should think about remortgaging to ensure you are on the best mortgage deal available*? Here at Brearleys Solicitors, we can assist you with the legal work to get your remortgage through as quickly as […]

Coronavirus – Advice for Employers and Employees

As the virus now appears to have arrived in Leeds and Bradford at the start of this month and to assist employers with protecting the health and safety of their staff, we would recommend the following action – Keep employees updated on actions being taken to reduce risks of exposure in the workplace. Ensure all […]

BE SAFE NOT SORRY

With all the strong storms and extreme weather conditions recently as can be seen from the photo this can lead to heavy consequences where peoples houses are concerned. It is extremely important when purchasing your new home that you ask your conveyancer to commission an environmental search to check for flooding in the area where […]