Ignore at your peril
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The establishment of a parking right can have a significant impact on the value of the land affected. A recent Scottish case has highlighted the nuances of parking law, reiterating its complexities and the need for care and consideration, especially when purchasing or remortgaging land in Scotland.
The evolving role of the NPPF and paragraph 49
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Since the introduction in England of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2012, there has been a proliferation of judicial reviews over its application when determining planning applications for housing.
Be on your guard
Posted by: Titlesolv
When buying land it is vital to ensure that the seller has exclusive possession of the land and also owns the paper title. It is only possible to convey and receive title to a parcel of land if this is the case. The recent decision in Heaney v Kirkby brings this into sharp focus and demonstrates the problems that can arise when someone claims ownership over a piece of land by adverse possession.
The Insurance Act: reflections on consolidation
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The Insurance Act 2015, when it comes into force in August 2016, will bring the principles on disclosure, warranties and fraud for commercial insurance in line with those already introduced for consumer insurance by the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012.
Title Indemnity - In Property Transactions
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Property Transactions: How Title Indemnity has evolved in the Irish Market At some stage in their career working within property law, the solicitor will be faced with a situation where their client maybe challenged on the grounds of their right of title. The property can become an unacceptable proposition to the purchaser and lender alike, and chains collapse. Resolving such title problems can be expensive, time consuming and stressful. Title insurance protects owners from unexpected third party challenges against any defects in title which may affect an owner?s ability to use or develop the property. The cover provided by our title insurance enables land to be developed, mortgaged and used, notwithstanding a range of title defects; for example, restrictive covenants or defects in the legal access to land.
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