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London house prices: spring surge fails to boost market

The annual spring housing surge has done little to boost London’s flatlining property market, according to Rightmove. The latest figures from the property website reveal house prices in the capital remain down year-on-year, driven by a slump in inner city sales. Compared to 12 months ago, homes in outer London are 0.9% cheaper, whereas prices in inner London have fallen by 3.8%. Overall, homes in Greater London were worth 2.5% less than a year ago, meaning the average cost of a house

UK-based Poles call for revolt against having to apply for settled status

A Polish chef who has worked with Mary Berry and Jamie Oliver is leading a revolt by UK-based Poles against the Home Office’s requirement that EU citizens apply for settled status as part of Brexit. More than 7,000 people have signed a petition launched this week by Damian Wawrzyniak on the UK government and parliament website to change the wording of the settlement status process from “application” to “registration”. At 10,000 signatures, the government must respond. Wawrzyniak, a former chef at Noma

The UK innovator visa: innovative and scalable

At the end of March 2019, the UK government launched its new innovator visa for overseas entrepreneurs and closed the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category to new applicants. The innovator visa is aimed at “more experienced business people” who have £50,000 to invest in an innovative business which could be scaled up fairly rapidly, with less experienced entrepreneurs seeking investment pointed towards a start-up visa instead. This post will lay out the requirements for the UK innovator visa before looking at whether

Overstaying rules – it’s all rather complicated

An overstayer is somebody who has outstayed their welcome, at least as far as the Home Office is concerned: ie somebody who used to have immigration leave but no longer has it. There was always a strange discrepancy between the criminal law and immigration law as far as overstaying is concerned. Somebody who is an overstayer is committing a criminal offence for which – in theory at any rate – they could be prosecuted. But this is a rather vacuous reality

Property Search, Private Sales and Property Management

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Building Surveys, Valuations and Expert Witnesses

Building surveying & Valuation Expert witness & Opinions Dispute Resolution Litigation 1. Building surveying & Valuation Our Chartered Building surveyors, Regulated by the RICS, provide the following services: structural building surveys; homebuyer reports; party wall awards; rights to light; determination of boundary disputes; expert reports on defects; professional negligence opinions; expert witness reports and dignosis of building defects to assist in resolving contract disputes. With a diverse experience in providing reports for individuals buying their first home to organisations managing the building fabric, facilities and people across a large estate, for example the Crown

Mortgage Advice & Assistance

Our experienced consultants will be happy to assist you with securing your mortgage whether you are buying a residential property or a business. Residential mortgage On average, to obtain a mortgage for a residential property might take between 8 and 12 weeks. You might need to provide: Proof of your UK residential address, such as utility bills and bank statements with your name and address on them Proof of earning capacity. This could be P60 forms, your last three months’ payslips, bank statements of

Revocation of indefinite leave to remain – res judicata?

A case heard recently in the Court of Appeal called “Ullah” raised some interesting issues. Mr Ullah is a Pakstani national. He had entered the UK illegally in 1996 and eventually acquired indefinite leave to remain under the old (no longer existing) 14-year rule, which enabled irregular migrants to achieve permanent status after that period had passed. Importantly, his initial application to the Home Office had been refused, but he had been successful on appeal to the Immigration Tribunal. This was in 2012

Is this goodbye to ‘no fault evictions’?

Are you a private landlord or private tenant in England? If so you will no doubt be interested to know that the Government has launched a consultation exercise on “no-fault evictions” in England. A no-fault eviction is where a landlord evicts a tenant who has not breached any of the conditions of the tenancy but the landlord nonetheless decides to re-possess the property. As the law stands at the moment, in many cases a landlord can re-possess a property subject to

Conveyancing for home buyers

RSL-LAW conveyancing solicitors adopt a proactive approach to conveyancing, helping drive your purchase forward and ultimately helping you to make your move faster. When carrying out the legal work for your purchase, your property lawyer will represent your interests and gather and review all the necessary checks and searches. WHAT RSL-LAW CONVEYANCING SOLICITOR DOES FOR YOU When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor through RSL-LAW we endeavour to meet any requirements you have to have a solicitor near to you. Once instructed, your conveyancing solicitor