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Could Reverter Acts result in loss of property?

A number of Acts were passed in Victorian times to encourage landowners to make available parcels of land for the use by or as schools, libraries, museums, places of worship, scientific institutions and literary institutions, amongst others. Acts such as the School Sites Acts 1841 to 1852, the Places of Worship of Sites Act 1843 [...]

2022-06-22T14:22:50+00:00June 21st, 2022|Agricultural|0 Comments

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand appoints Charlotte Russell as Partner

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand is delighted to announce that it has promoted Associate, Charlotte Russell, to become a partner of the firm. Charlotte, who has lead the firm’s residential property team since 2021, becomes the youngest partner of the firm. On speaking about her promotion Charlotte says, “I am incredibly honoured to accept this position [...]

2022-06-01T09:43:14+00:00June 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Covid-19 Pandemic “probably not” a Barder event

Once a Financial Remedy Order has been made by a Court there are only very limited and exceptional circumstances in which it can be overturned or set aside. One of those circumstances is when what is known as a ‘Barder’ event occurs. The 1987 case of  Barder v Barder [1987] 2 FLR 480  established that a court can [...]

2022-06-23T09:44:52+00:00May 26th, 2022|Financial, Matrimonial|0 Comments

Important Update for Landlords

There is good news for Landlords who have been waiting to be able to take action against their commercial tenants. As of 26 March 2022, Landlords can now, once again, exercise their right of forfeiture. The process of forfeiture (re-entry) is the landlord’s right to determine the lease in the following instances: Where the tenant [...]

2022-06-22T15:38:40+00:00May 10th, 2022|Commercial, Litigation|0 Comments

Start of the end for ground rents 

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 8 February 2022.   When it comes into force, it will limit the ground rent payable on most new long residential leases in England and Wales.  Certain types of leases are excepted from the ground rent restrictions in the 2022 Act: business leases, statutory lease [...]

2022-06-22T15:43:24+00:00April 28th, 2022|Conveyancing, Litigation|0 Comments

Warning to Landlords – Consultation to enhance legal support for tenants facing eviction or repossession

Tenants at risk of losing their home are set to benefit from enhanced legal support following a consultation launched by the government. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for Landlords to ensure they follow the correct procedure. That procedure starts before the tenant even moves in and so it is very important to get this [...]

2022-06-22T15:46:30+00:00March 29th, 2022|Commercial, Litigation|0 Comments

Investment by attorneys in discretionary fund management schemes clarified

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has updated its guidance on attorneys appointing discretionary investment managers. This is a welcome change which has been campaigned for by professional organisations for some time. Lasting powers of attorneys (LPAs) are a legal document which allows an adult (donor) to appoint others (attorneys) to assist them with [...]

2022-06-23T09:46:27+00:00March 21st, 2022|Financial, Governments, Private Client|0 Comments

Changes to Divorce Laws

On 6th April 2022 the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force, bringing about significant changes to divorce laws and procedures. Under the new rules there will no longer be a requirement to blame the other party or wait for a minimum of 2 years separation before seeking a divorce. It will [...]

2022-06-23T09:47:38+00:00March 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dream of building your own home?

A new initiative from the Government has been announced – Help to Build. Similar to the Help to Buy equity loan, this particular proposal is an equity loan from the government of up to 20% to assist individuals building their own dream home. There are, of course eligibility rules including, you must fully own the [...]

2022-06-22T15:52:46+00:00January 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A lot of be thankful for in 2021

This past year, even more than most, we have had a lot to be thankful for here at Oglethorpe, Sturton & Gillibrand. Despite the pressures that all businesses have faced in continuing to navigate the uncertainty and ever changing landscape caused by the Pandemic, we have continued to grow from strength to strength. With new [...]

2022-06-22T16:00:35+00:00December 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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