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Tier 1 Entrepreneur – were the funds invested correctly?

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur route is now closed to new applicants but those already in the system will still be able to apply for extension or settlement, so it will be with us for a few years to come. And, not for the first time, a genuine and well-meaning entrepreneur has fallen foul of the rules and requirements, as recently recorded by the Court of Appeal in a surprising case called “Sajjad”. Mr Sajjad, a Pakistani national, ran a restaurant business as

Primary carers of British citizens – big change in the rules?

Some years the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ” – the supreme court for EU law) passed a judgement called “Zambrano”. This case is often described as a “landmark” decision, and indeed it was. What happened was that a husband and wife, who were Columbian nationals, were living in Belgium but they did not hold regular immigration/employment status. But they had children who had been born in Belgium and, under Belgian law, the children held Belgian nationality. By the court’s decision the

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

Property Search, Private Sales and Property Management

1. Property Search- we will find you your ideal home Our agents will assist you with your property search, whatever you needs and desires are. Be it a luxury apartment or penthouse, student accommodation or new-build or townhouse, we follow the same process and deliver the highest client care every time: Your enquiry can be sent to us via email, Live Chat or simply call us on 020 7060 5333. One of our agents will call you within 24 hours

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

Conveyancing for home sellers

Our fast, communicative conveyancing solicitors will ensure your sale is completed as soon as possible. RSL-LAW will carry out the legal work to sell your home, acting on your behalf to protect your interests. We will draw up a sale contract and provide information about who owns the property and has the legal right to sell it. We will also respond to any other questions raised by the buyer’s solicitor. WHY YOU NEED A PROACTIVE PROPERTY LAWYER There may be a chain of buyers

Transfer of equity legal work

A Transfer of Equity happens when an owner wants to add one or more people to the legal register of a property or may want to remove one or more people other than themselves from this register. RSL-LAW conveyancing solicitors make the Transfer of Equity process simple. Equity is simply the residual value of the property after any mortgage is deducted from the current market value. For example, if your property is worth £250,000 and you have an outstanding mortgage of £100,000,