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CONTACT WITH CHILDREN The Children Act 1989 provided for the first time a unified and consistent code for the care and upbringing of children. It enabled parents who had separated to apply to the court for various orders including with whom the child should live (residence orders) and how often... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Jacobs & Reeves
MOTORING LAW DID YOU KNOW...? Did you know it is still possible to keep your driving licence even if you have 12 or more penalty points endorsed on there? If you can argue that you would suffer exceptional hardship if disqualified then the Magistrates may agree simply to add points... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Jacobs & Reeves
I am a tenant and am unable to pay my rent. My landlord has told me that if I dont pay within two weeks he will change the locks, what can I do? Your landlord is not able to simply change the locks on residential property, even if there are... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at Jacobs & Reeves
I am about to build a conservatory on my freehold property but someone has told me that I should make sure that there are no "covenants" which would stop me from doing this. What are covenants? Covenants are rules in the deeds of houses which have to be observed by... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2010 at Jacobs & Reeves
I cannot get the Council to salt the pavement outside my home, leaving it slippery and dangerous. Would there be a compensation claim against the Council if someone slipped and hurt themselves? Your Council, or for bigger roads, the Highways Agency, have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at Jacobs & Reeves
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Mar 16, 2010
My father has had to go into a care home and is no longer capable of dealing with his financial affairs. I need to sell his house in order to pay for his nursing fees. What do I do? Presuming that your father is the sole owner of the property,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2010 at Jacobs & Reeves
The roof of my property has started to leak. I have complained to the landlord and the lettings agents to get it repaired, but they have not done anything. I am concerned about damage to my possessions, and also potential mould issues. The landlord should be responsible for repairing the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Jacobs & Reeves
I am hoping to move shortly. How is the actual moving date decided? I would like to move on a Saturday so I do not need to take a day off work. The moving date (known as the completion date) is usually decided when everyone in the chain is ready... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Jacobs & Reeves
I have tenants in my house and am about to place the property on the market. The tenancy was an initial six-monthly with a one-month notice. This started in December of 2007, but there has only ever been one tenancy agreement. The Agents tell me that this is ok since... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Jacobs & Reeves
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