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Would Jon Snow inherit in modern day Britain?

Chun Wong

Posted by Chun Wong | Partner
On 4th September 2017

Finally after 6 years, 7 seasons and 67 episodes, fans of the Game of Thrones TV series, finally received proof that Jon Snow was in fact the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.

Jon Snow is the sole surviving male descendant of the Targaryen line. In the make believe world of Westoros, the line of succession follows the male line of descendants in order of birth.

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Adverse possession

Henna Elahi

Posted by Henna Elahi | Solicitor
On 1st September 2016

In this uncertain time of very high property prices and a very low likelihood of getting a mortgage it is shocking to see the number of properties that sit empty. The housing crisis and the number of empty properties has led to people “squatting” in other people’s empty homes. This can lead to people losing their homes through a claim for adverse possession.

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ASTs: Another short term solution!

Siddiq Fazaluddin

Posted by Siddiq Fazaluddin | Senior Associate
On 21st July 2016

Assured Shorthold Tenancies (“ASTs”) were introduced by the Housing Act (“HA”) 1988. The apparent purpose of their introduction was to effectively “swing the pendulum of control” in favour of landlords in the private sector. Prior to the HA 1988 many tenancies took the form of ‘prescribed and statutory’ tenancies.

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Who has an interest in your property?

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On 7th July 2016

On 17th June 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in the case of Mortgage Express v Lambert which concerned a dispute between a mortgagee that was seeking possession of a property from an occupier, Ms Lambert who was not the registered owner. Ms Lambert claimed she had an interest in the property which was an “overriding interest” and therefore took priority over the mortgage company’s interest.

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