Q: I am a landlord looking to sell my property. Currently there is a tenant in the property on an assured shorthold tenancy who is worried about having a new landlord and what this will mean for her. How will this affect my sale of the property and does the tenant have any rights?Read more
The Government’s recent decision to order prison governors in England and Wales to review the cases of all prisoners refused early release under the new Home Detention Curfew (HDC) Scheme has brought concern within the legal profession.Read more
Q: My neighbours have allowed several trees to grow to such a height in their garden that I am worried a strong wind may blow them over and damage my property. I have tried to discuss the problem with my neighbours but they have refused to reduce the height of the trees. What can I do to resolve the issue?Read more
My fiancée and I booked a wedding venue after getting engaged, but then I found out he was having an affair with my brother and I called the wedding off. The venue is now refusing to return the large deposit I paid and my fiancée is refusing to give me with his half of the cost of the cancelled hire. Firstly, how can the venue charge me for the cancellation and secondly why hasn’t my ex-fiancée suffered any loss given that it is his fault the wedding has been called off?Read more
Q: I have recently separated from my long term partner, and as you can imagine, there are a lot of issues that now need to be resolved. Although it may seem silly, one of the most difficult issues we have discussed to date is who gets to keep Hulk, our French bulldog. I know that in the majority of separation cases it is money that people argue over but, for me, keeping Hulk is all I care about. My former partner is not however prepared to give Hulk up and she says under no circumstances will she agree to me keeping him.Read more
Q: As a key member of a gym I was approached by one of the resident personal trainers about booking some sessions. I booked and paid for five sessions but before I could have the first session the trainer left the gym. He has not refunded me any money and refuses to do so. I think he now works out of a different gym. What can I do?Read more
Q: It is taking several days for my letters to get to my daughter in prison. I am dealing with her affairs in her absence and as it is taking so long for my correspondence to reach her, she is worrying that there may be something important she needs to know in the meantime. I am wondering therefore whether it is possible to email a prisoner?Read more
Q: My sister asked me and our brother to be executors of her Will after her husband died. She now has terminal cancer and we are keen when the time comes to preserve as much of her estate as possible for her children, who are the beneficiaries. We are therefore wondering what exactly a solicitor does to get Probate and if there is even any need to use a solicitor?