Posted in News by Angela Ruminski on 22nd May 2013
If you’ve ever wondered about legal jargon when you’re moving house, wonder no more. Brachers’ Property Solicitor Angela Ruminski explains all.
Posted in News by Clare Pullinger on 14th May 2013
Buying and selling property can be a stressful and confusing business but Brachers can guide you through the transaction process with ease. Brachers’ Property Solicitor Clare Pullinger outlines a few things you may need to know. This article featured in the Kent Messenger in April 2013.
Posted in News by Sarah Webster on 29th November 2012
The legal definition of Waste is set out in European Law in the Waste Framework Directive 2008 (“WFD”) (Directive 2008/98/EC). Article 3(1) of the WFD gives a very broad definition of Waste as:
“any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard”
The definition has been the subject of considerable case law both in the European Court of Justice and the UK courts. Case law has not always been consistent and of course this creates uncertainty.
Posted in News by Sarah Gaines on 16th July 2012
Business owners take great care in selecting business premises, considering location, facilities and of course cost. In the current economic climate one of the most important factors for any business is to ensure that once this selection has been made; there is a degree of certainty that this occupation can continue. Equally, for landlords, maintaining full occupancy is paramount in maintaining an income stream.
Posted in News by Kayleigh Wilson on 15th May 2012
The water industry is a little different to that of gas and electricity, the companies have more statutory powers granted to them and it is therefore easier to maintain and expand their network to supply the necessity of water. If approached by a water company to lay a new main on your land or even to modify an existing undocumented main; it would be wise to enter into a deed of easement with the company. Yes, the process may take longer and you may need to instruct an agent and a lawyer; however the end result would be worth it.
Posted in News by Sarah Webster on 26th March 2012
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections)(England and Wales) Regulations 2007 detail the requirements for producing EPCs on the sale, letting or construction of properties, the regular inspection of air-conditioning systems and the display of EPCs in larger public buildings. In April of last year the government confirmed its intention to amend the regulations and this has been done by The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections)(England and Wales)(Amendment) Regulations 2011 which come into force on 6 April 2012.
Posted in News by Kayleigh Wilson on 15th March 2012
In July 2011 the government published the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap, the roadmap describes the government’s plans to meet the target of 15% of the UK’s energy being from renewable sources by 2020 as part of the UK’s share of the Renewable Energy Directive. The Roadmap also describes the current state of renewable energy generation is within the UK, how the deployment of such renewable energy technology may evolve by 2020 and what actions are required to reach the target set.
Posted in News by Susan Hart on 20th October 2011
In this current economic climate, it is important to ensure that, on any letting of a property, the landowner is as certain as he can be that the tenant will be able to fulfil his obligations