Lessons Learnt From My First Witness Statement

Lessons I Have Learnt From Drafting My First Witness Statement! There are so many stages in life that we go through, many of which are ticked off our bucket/goals list. The stage of growing up, getting to university, graduating, starting the new job in the big city,...

Unforseen Ground Conditions Meets Suits!

Introduction: As a Quantity Surveyor, the aim at project commencement was always the same. Find the balance between keeping the client satisfied and achieving a successful commercial outcome. Few events could jeopardise these outcomes like unforeseen ground...

Lease Extensions For Flats

What is it? A tenant of a leasehold residential flat has a statutory right to a new lease under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993). This is commonly referred to as a ‘lease extension’. The term of the new lease will be for a term...
My First Mediation

My First Mediation

Less than five months into my role at Silver Shemmings Ash and I am already sitting at a mediation table, putting my skills into practice! In simple terms, mediation is a way of resolving disputes that involves an impartial third party, without the need to go to...

Rent Review Provisions – A View From Both Sides

Over the past few weeks I have been studying the contents of a lease and how to make the provisions more favourable to both a tenant and a landlord. This week I learnt how to analyse the rent review provisions in a lease from both a landlord’s and a tenant’s...