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Please find below the latest blog posts from our Commercial Property team.

Ask The Legal Expert - Preventing temporary occupiers from claiming squatters' rights

Myria Griffiths
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I inherited a small farm in West Wales from an aunt four years ago. I live several hundred miles away, so I have not been there since I inherited. I’ve now heard that a family is living off the land there. How can I prevent these temporary occupiers...

Landlords - Beware of Allowing Tenants to Ignore Some Lease Terms

Sarah Davies
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Living in an apartment block suits many people but it can bring its own challenges – not least the fact that you will be living very close to your neighbours. Friction can arise even among good neighbours and occasionally these issues can lead to legal...

Are AirBnB Hosts Letting Themselves In For Legal Trouble?

Sarah Davies
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The boom in AirBnB style lettings has given holiday-makers a great deal more choice, but it is causing some concerns for landlords who fear their tenants may be letting out their homes in breach of their lease. This is undoubtedly the case in many...

Overage: The Potential Right To Future Payments

Myria Griffiths
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Myria Griffiths, an Associate Solicitor in our Rural Practice and Commercial Property Team, advises a farmer who is considering selling some land to a developer. I have been approached by a developer who wants to buy some of my land, for quite a low...

Does Your Property Make The Grade?

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Talia Atkins is a Director in JCP’s Commercial Property Team in South East Wales covering Cardiff, Cowbridge, Pontypridd and Caerphilly. She advises on all aspects of commercial property with a particular emphasis on the retail and leisure sectors. ...

High-Flying Property Specialist To Head Up JCP Solicitors' West Wales Teams

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South and West Wales law firm JCP Solicitors has appointed a new Director and Head of Property for the whole of its West Wales region who brings with her several years of experience in major property transactions. A fluent Welsh speaker, Martha Williams...

JCP Solicitors strengthens Commercial Property Team

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JCP Solicitors has welcomed a new Director to its Commercial Property team. Talia Atkins joins the firm with more than a decade of experience advising on all aspects of commercial property with a particular emphasis on the retail and leisure sectors. Talia...

London Residential Property Specialist Returns to Swansea Bay.

Emily Diaz
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South and West Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has boosted its expertise further with the appointment of a new member of its Swansea based conveyancing team, who specialises in high-value transactions. Originally from Llanelli, Emily Diaz has joined JCP...

JCP Steps in To Help Gymnastics Centre Get Back on its Feet

Chris Davies
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Regional law firm, JCP Solicitors, has advised a community sports centre in Swansea on a deal which has saved it from closure. Swansea Gymnastics Centre, has nurtured both Olympic and Commonwealth athletes, as well as young enthusiasts since 1977, was faced...

Ask The Legal Expert: Where Are My Deeds?

JCP Solicitors
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In this week’s Ask The Legal Expert blog, we get the latest specialist advice from our Property team: I want to sell my house, but where are my deeds? When you originally bought your house, after successfully being registered as the new owner of...

DIY Probate Administration Sees Will Claims Triple

JCP Solicitors
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The increase in people deciding to act as executor and deal with a person’s estate without taking professional advice has meant claims at the High Court against executors for breach of their duty to a deceased’s estate have tripled in the last...

Land Registry Launch Alerts To Help Fight Property Fraud

JCP Solicitors
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H M Land Registry has set up an alert system to help property owners protect themselves against property fraud. Property fraud can happen by fraudsters impersonating the registered owner or, the fraudsters can use forged documents to attempt to acquire...

The Farmhouse- Will It Qualify For Agricultural Property Relief?

Beverley Bowen
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In order to claim the relief it is important that the farmer lives in the farmhouse.  More importantly the farmer must run/manage the farm from the farmhouse.  It is possible therefore that if the farmer has retired and the land is let on grazing...

Tax Hike For Business Owners On Sale Of Business Assets

Allison Kent
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Many business owners look forward to the day when they can hang up their boots and sell their business.  Maybe this will happen on retirement or when the business owner is looking for a new challenge.  Selling your business is stressful and often...

Business Tenancies Pursuant To The Landlord And Tenant Act 1954

Sarah Davies
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What is a Business Lease? The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the Act”) provides that leases of a fixed term of over 6 months or where the tenant has been in occupation for 12 months can gain protection from the Act. In order to gain protection...

Can The Green Deal Help You?

Emma Gilroy
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The Green Deal is a Government initiative aiming to reduce energy consumption by encouraging property owners to install energy saving measures. It will relate, in the main, to older properties. The Green Deal can apply to both residential and commercial...