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Listed Buildings your obligations

Elizabeth Simpson
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There is no specific duty on property owners to maintain their buildings in a good state of repair. However, the Local Planning Authority does have powers to take action if it considers that a historic building has deteriorated to the extent that its future...

Update on providing you with our legal services from 19 July 2021

Duncan Morter
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All four of our offices in York , Malton , Pickering and Selby have their doors open to the public for pre-booked appointments from Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. We ask you to continue to wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), hand sanitise and...

Can I challenge excessive charges imposed for breach of contract

Claire-Racheal Matthews
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It is not unusual for business contracts to include a provision which requires compensation to be paid, by one party to another, in the event that certain terms are not complied with.  But are you obliged to make payment under such a provision where a...

What is a next of kin and does it afford you legal protection

Sharon Richardson
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Relying on the concept of ‘next of kin’ – when is this enough? Next of kin is a commonly used term in everyday language, yet despite its frequent use ‘next of kin’ only provides legal rights where children are concerned and,...

Stages of A Relationship Breakdown: Should I Get A Divorce?

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Relationship breakdowns are almost always difficult and highly emotional experiences for both parties. Often breakups can leave you feeling deeply hurt or alone, and after the end of long relationships many are unsure what to do next. Here we go through the...

No fault divorce delayed until 2022

Greg Cross
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It has recently been announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, will not come into force until 6 April 2022, and not this autumn as the government originally planned, despite it receiving royal assent a year ago. This date is later than...

Children suffer with your lack of forgiveness after divorce

Christopher Myles
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We came across this great insight into why divorcing parents need to be aware that it is the children who pay for the parents’ lack of forgiveness after divorce.   Our family law team offer guidance and assistance through difficult times. ...

Ten key negotiating points when taking a new commercial lease

Ian Barnard
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When a landlord and tenant try to settle the terms for a new commercial lease, each party will have clear objectives.  The landlord wants a secure income stream and confidence that the property will be left in good condition at the end of the...

Anthony Baines demonstrates our Service Pledge

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Anthony Baines, a Senior Associate Solicitor in our Commercial Property team, has truly demonstrated his commitment and delivery of our Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors Service Pledge. Our Service Pledge has 8 commitments, and we work together as a team to...

Update for landlords and tenants about the eviction ban

Claire-Racheal Matthews
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Evictions can go ahead from the end of May 2021. It has been confirmed evictions continue from the end of May 2021 with an eviction notice of 4 weeks from 1 June 2021. If you are a landlord facing difficulties with your tenants or alternatively a tenant...

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