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30 May 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
Government Ministers have announced that an expert panel will review how family courts protect children and parents in cases involving severe offences, including domestic abuse. The panel will investigate, make recommendations and report back on their findings in three months.
17 May 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Conveyancing
As of 1st June 2019, unfair fees charged by letting agents will no longer be legal thanks to the Tenants Act 2019. The ban was first announced more than two-and-a-half years ago, following an extensive campaign led by journalist Vicky Spratt. Millions of renters will benefit from the Act, saving hundreds if not thousands of pounds on fees charged by letting agents and landlords.
26 April 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
It has been announced that changes to divorce laws in England and Wales will be introduced to enable couples to separate quicker, and with less acrimony.
24 April 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Conveyancing
A group of MPs have tabled proposals for changes to the leasehold system in England and Wales which sees some homeowners saddled with high charges and leaves them unable to re-mortgage or sell their properties.
02 April 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Community
In October 2018 Owen White & Catlin again took part in the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Make a Will Fortnight. The scheme enables people to make a Will with us without a charge. Those taking part are instead asked to make a small donation to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices. This year our offices in Addlestone, Ashford and Feltham took part and raised a total of £1,400, beating the total of £800 raised by our offices in 2017. We are pleased to continue to support Woking & Sam Beare Hospices and we will be taking part in the 2019…
27 March 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
The Ministry of Justice is due to explain how it intends to reform the legal requirements relating to divorce following the publication of the Nuffield Foundation’s Reforming the Ground for Divorce: Experiences from Other Jurisdictions report.
18 March 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Conveyancing
Landlords have been required to ensure that any residential property that they lease has an EPC rating of at least an E since 1 April 2018, unless they have registered that it is exempt on the National PRS Exemptions Register under the rules in the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (MEES Regulations).
28 February 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
Since 2010, funding available for children’s services has fallen from £813 to £553 per child in England, the UK's leading children's charities have announced this month.
21 February 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Conveyancing
The national average asking price is up 0.7 per cent on last month and 0.2 per cent annually, sitting at £300,715 in February 2019, according to the latest house price index.
30 January 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
Cohabitating couples are now the fastest-growing family group in England and Wales, and yet recent research reveals almost half of British people mistakenly think that unmarried couples who live together have a ‘common law marriage’.

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