Our homes are our most significant asset but from a property solicitor’s point of view when it comes to buying or selling, the value of a property depends on far more than its size, condition and location.
Most of us will be familiar with the searches that solicitors carry out once they are instructed by a buyer but not everyone will be aware of how import-ant they are or some of the pitfalls that can arise.
A property can be in prime condition and yet be sub-ject to some very knotty legal issues. Here are five examples of issues that we do encounter:
Right of Access
It is not uncommon to find strips of land that are not accounted for in titles and that can mean that you may not have express legal right over this land to gain access to your property or on the other hand neighbours may have a right of…
Regional Law firm Peter Lynn and Partners are helping fellow lawyer Andrew Evans as he gets ready for the Edinburgh Marathon.
Andrew, who is a senior lawyer and Director at local law firm Evans, Hayes, Burnell Solicitors is running the marathon in aid of Skincare Cymru and it’s the first time he has attempted the distance.
Andrew commented “I have completed a number of half marathons but this is the first full marathon and I’m delighted to run it in aid of such a worthwhile charity”.
Peter Lynn, Senior Partner commented “I’ve known Andrew for a long time and he is a…
Peter Lynn and Partners have delivered the first in a series of workshops for businesses in the local community by partnering Swansea BID for a HR & Employment Law talk.
The breakfast event took place in the Dragon hotel and focused on the common employment headaches faced by business people such as salaries, holiday pay, discrimination, employment contracts, plus many other “hot topics” regularly encountered by small to medium sized companies in the area.
Swansea BID Chief Executive, Russell Greenslade, said: “I am pleased to launch the Swansea BID Benefits Workshops. I hope they will give local businesses some invaluable guidance…
Regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners are pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Simpson to their conveyancing team.
Katherine joins the law firm from Graham Evans and Partners where she spent over 10 years specialising in Residential and Commercial Property Law together with Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Katherine commented “The opportunity to join Peter Lynn and Partners came at the right time in my career and I am looking forward to working with the team”.
Sharing her time between the Mumbles branch and the head office in SA1, Katherine joins the firm at a particularly exciting time. …
It is entirely possible to apply for probate and deal with an estate, without seeing a lawyer, but it’s not without risks warns legal group, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Many professionally drafted wills contain trusts to save tax, to avoid those who inherit paying care fees and to reduce the likelihood of potential disputes. SFE members have noticed an increase in ‘DIYers’ returning to them to seek advice when they have made a mistake or find the paperwork too tricky. Mrs A’s will had included a tax saving trust, but when her husband administered the estate, he paid the…
Peter Lynn and Partners specialise in child law, understanding the sensitivity and expertise required when dealing with the interests of children. Our experience of acting for parents and children in difficult child arrangement disputes allows us an intimate understanding of how to work towards the best interests of the child.
When a family is separating, whether the parents are married or not, planning the future of any children involved is difficult. With whom and where will they reside? What contact will take place? Where will they be educated? Will they keep the same name?
If issues regarding the time each parent…
Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to support Miss Wales Finalist Shannon Lewis as she raises funds for her chosen charity.
21-year-old Shannon who is a trainee teacher from Neath has been actively raising money for Beauty With A Purpose and is on target to raise over £1,000. Shannon commented “the money raised in Wales stays in Wales and last year, Beauty With A Purpose helped support some very worthwhile causes including Latch, Ty Hafan and Bullies Out”.
Shannon’s fundraising efforts have included a charity dinner at the Riverfront in Newport as well as entering the Gung…