Types of Residential Tenancies

It’s important to know the difference between different types of tenancies when either entering into a new tenancy agreement or ending a tenancy agreement. There are various types of tenancies, such as: • Assured Tenancies; • Assured Shorthold Tenancies; and • Common Law Tenancies. Different tenancies have different rules and regulations which apply and it’s…

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Meadows Ryan Solicitors welcomes Lawrence Stolworthy to the Property Team

We are delighted to welcome Lawrence Stolworthy to the firm. Lawrence joins us as a senior solicitor in our Property Team, having spent several years at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP dealing with a variety of residential property work, including very high value transactional work and acquisitions for international investor clients. He also has considerable experience…

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Lexcel Re-Accreditation

We are pleased to confirm that Meadows Ryan Solicitors have been re-accredited against Lexcel. This is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care. Lexcel sets a required standard for law firms to meet which include: Structure and strategy; Financial management; Information management; People management; Risk management; Client care; and…

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AST: Evicting Residential Tenants

A landlord may be guilty of harassing or illegally evicting tenant(s) from their property if the correct, strict procedures are not followed. The exact procedure will depend on the type of tenancy agreement and its terms. The most common form of tenancy is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (“AST”).   General Procedure to Evict a Tenant under an AST…

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Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)

A recent case concerning TUPE (the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006) has shown that the Regulations can be used to take action against an employer despite a gap of five months between contractors providing services. The TUPE Regulations exist as a protection for employees of a company who lose their job as…

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Have your cake and eat it too

On 22 August 2018 we hosted a Cake Sale in our front garden to raise funds for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. We are very pleased to confirm that we raised a fantastic £321.46. Meadows Ryan Solicitors is proudly matching the total funds raised, which takes the total up to £642.92. We would like to…

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Meadows Ryan Solicitors are proud to renew Junior Sponsorship

Longstanding Club members Peter Meadows and Piers Meadows, through Meadows Ryan Solicitors, are very pleased to renew their successful sponsorship of the junior section of St. George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club.  The sponsorship of the firm assists with the funding of the full and varied programme for the thriving junior section at the Club.  There…

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Japanese Knotweed: A Firm Warning

A recent Court of Appeal Judgment has given a firm warning to owners of land that contains Japanese Knotweed. The plant, which has been in the country for over a century, is abundant in green spaces, but causes severe problems for landowners when it encroaches upon built up areas. It has been known to be…

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HM Land Registry Introduces New Property Alert Service

In the wake of a number of high profile property fraud cases, the Land Registry has recently introduced a new, free service for monitoring activity on properties. This service, developed to aid with fraud prevention, will alert you by email whenever certain activities such as searches or applications are made to the register of a…

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Is the divorce system in need of updating?

On 17 May, the Supreme Court heard its first case on divorce itself (Owens v Owens [UKSC 2017/0077]). The case has reignited the debate over the current divorce system in England and Wales which has been in place since 1973. In this case, the husband successfully defended his wife’s divorce petition on the grounds that…

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