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Property Newsletter - Issue 1

September 2018 - Issue 1

Welcome to our First Property Newsletter 

At Prettys, we understand the property market and the needs and requirements of our clients.  In response to these needs, we have integrated our expertise from our Construction Team, Commercial Property Team and Contentious Property Team to create a dedicated Real Estate team, as well as the Residential Property team within our private client department.

This joined up approach to commercial transactions enables us to provide a range of services across the property, construction and development sectors to offer a seamless service to all clients, whatever their requirements.

Our Commercial Property team advises on the full spectrum of circumstances arising in connection with the life-cycle of a property from funding, land or premises  acquisition and promotion, procurement of project teams and development of a site, ensuring the client’s interests are adequately protected, value is maximised and risk minimised through to the management of issues arising with tenants, occupiers, neighbours and regulators by mobilising experts in contentious property, construction and regulation.

Penny, Neil and Rubina in our Residential Property team will co-ordinate your residential transactions with your agent, your  lender and the other parties in any related transaction.

Prettys are your ideal partners in all property matters.

In this edition we look at

If there are any topics or property issues you would like to see featured in a future edition of our newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

General Disclaimer

We hope you find our newsletter interesting but please remember that the articles in this newsletter are for general information only and do not  constitute specific legal advice. For advice on specific issues please do not hesitate to contact us:

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Broken Promises in Land Contracts

Contracts for sale of land must contain all required terms to be incorporated into it in writing to be enforceable. As the old saying goes, when it comes to enforcing the terms, an oral agreement is not worth the paper is not written on, ... Read more

Self Building Your Own ‘Grand Design’ Home in the Rural Countryside

If you have ever thought about buying some rural land with the ambition of eventually building your dream home on the site, there a fair number of national and local planning hurdles you will need to get over, if this the dream is ... Read more

Dealing with Lease Variations

There are often times when the terms of a commercial or residential lease need to be altered.  Landlords and tenants are generally free to negotiate a variation to their lease terms by entering into a deed to expressly record the agreed variation to ... Read more

Airbnb and Long Leasehold Flats

Airbnb has become a popular way of earning some extra cash if you have a spare room you wish to let out on a short term basis. However it is not without potential problems.         In the recent case of Bermondsey Exchange Freeholders Limited v ... Read more

Can Owner Occupiers Have Potential Liability for Breaches of Planning Obligations?

A question that sometimes arises during  property transactions is whether house purchasers could be liable for breaches of any planning obligation (including financial contributions) that relates to the whole development where the obligations have been  secured  by S.106 of the Town and Country ... Read more

Chancel Repairs—archaic issue or a modern day risk?

Have you ever wondered why your solicitor carries out a search for chancel repairs liability when you purchase a property? Chancel repairing rights are ancient rights that can bind property owners (in parishes where a church was built before 1536) to contribute to ... Read more

Misrepresentation in Land Transactions

In this edition of our newsletter we consider the implications of the recent case of First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd 2018, in which the non-reliance statement in a lease excluding liability for misrepresentation was found to be not reasonable ... Read more

Impact of School Catchment Areas on Property Prices

Tom Orford, head of Savills Ipswich-based residential team, goes back to school….. Along with new uniforms and polished shoes, the start of the autumn term always heralds a flurry of articles about house price premiums around top-performing schools.  With good reason.  Highly regarded schools in ... Read more

Claire Barritt

Senior Associate

e cbarritt@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298335

Fiona Galloway


e fgalloway@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298239

Jennifer Rayner


e jrayner@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298363

Graeme Burslem


e gburslem@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298220

Penny Gordon

Associate of CILEX

e pgordon@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298338

Neil Ford


e nford@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298205



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