Have a look at our informative legal guides to help you feel prepared.
If the executor of a will dies before the person’s estate has been distributed, the responsibility of applying for probate will fall to someone else.
You might have been told that you have equity tied up in your house, and you can increase your wealth or fund your retirement by releasing it. But what exactly is equity, and what are your options when it comes to using it?
If you’re preparing to contest a will, knowing the process in advance will help make it easier.
Getting a divorce is not always an easy decision, but understanding the different stages of the process can make it a little less overwhelming.
There can be many reasons why you or your spouse are seeking a divorce – but officially there are 5 causes that can be used to justify a legal end to your relationship.
When renewing a commercial lease, it is essential to check whether the lease is protected under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. If the lease is covered by the Act (‘protected’), either party has the right to renew the lease when it comes to an end.
Most businesses rent commercial premises from landlords. Compared to buying premises, the upfront costs are lower, freeing up more capital.
It is advisable, for both landlords and tenants, to obtain professional legal advice when setting up a new lease. The lease is a legally-binding contract which sets out the terms on which the tenant may occupy the landlord’s property, and so it is essential that it is appropriate for the parties’ needs and circumstances.
Most commercial property leases in England and Wales are subject to security of tenure under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. This means that both tenants and landlords have the right to renew the lease when it comes to an end, any number of times.