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Landlords, have you checked the Energy Performance Certificates for your properties recently?

Now may be a good time to check the Energy Efficiency Rating of your private rented property. Under the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/962) “MEES Regulations”, you cannot grant a new tenancy or lease on or after 1 April 2018 or continue to let the property on or [...]

2020-04-22T16:53:25+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you thinking of making a Will?

In light of the current circumstances, please be reassured that we are here for you from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday either over the phone or online, If you need to speak to us please contact our Private Client Team on 01524 846846 and pressing 1 or via one of our direct dials or [...]

2020-04-09T18:27:08+00:00April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coronavirus and Arrangements for Children of Separated Parents

In these troubling times people are naturally concerned about the health and welfare of their children and wish to take all necessary steps to protect them. Some separated parents are worried about the risk posed to their children when moving them between households and the Courts have now issued guidance on this issue. The guidance [...]

2020-03-27T12:37:31+00:00March 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are here for you

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the Government measures to combat this, have produced unprecedented challenges for us all. Nonetheless, adaptability is a key asset for Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand – it has enabled us to thrive through two world wars, and continues to help us overcome new obstacles. We are available as normal, here to answer [...]

2020-03-27T12:23:09+00:00March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It will take more than a virus to knock us down, if we all pull together

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand would like to update and reassure clients regarding the measures we have put in place to ensure that we can continue to support you during these unprecedented times. We have taken various steps to ensure that our offices remain open during this time and at present it is business as usual, [...]

2020-03-19T15:28:30+00:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wealth of expertise in Kirkby Lonsdale

Our office in Kirkby Lonsdale has held a prominent site on Main Street since 1997. We have several qualified and experienced lawyers who work permanently out of this office, providing property, agricultural and wills and probate services to our clients. Our solicitors who are based at our main office in Lancaster also use this office [...]

2020-03-19T08:49:11+00:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is compulsory purchase?

Compulsory Purchase is the formal process by which the government (including your local government or a specifically authorised body) takes land or rights from an individual, because of an overriding public need for the land. Compensation Once a Compulsory Purchase Order has been made, the next stage will be for you to notify the governing [...]

2020-03-12T10:10:24+00:00March 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are more home sales falling through?

A recent article by Martin Parrin reveals that over a quarter of all house sales last year in England and Wales fell through. Reasons for such sales falling through includes buyers and sellers changing their minds, gazumping (when someone puts in a higher offer), buyers unable to obtain a mortgage, and buyers pulling out due [...]

2020-03-19T08:42:19+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wealthy husband fails to disclose the true value of his assets

In the recent case of Goddard-Watts v Goddard-Watts [2019] the Court set aside a final financial Order because of the husband’s material non-disclosure of valuable assets. The parties divorced in 2010 and a Consent Order was made in June 2010. The wife however discovered that the husband had failed to disclose that he was the [...]

2020-02-13T08:34:36+00:00February 13th, 2020|Matrimonial|0 Comments