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Brothers in dispute over house left in their mother’s will

The High Court has settled a dispute between two brothers after one accused the other of using undue influence to persuade their mother to leave him her house in her will. The case involved an elderly woman who moved in with her son after her husband died.  However, she later wanted to move back to her own home in Cornwall. The house needed significant repairs, so she decided to transfer …Read More

Landlord ‘didn’t have to consult tenants again’ over service charges

Landlords must consult tenants over service charges for work carried out on their homes but how far does that obligation go? The Court of Appeal provided a useful insight in a recent case involving property company Reedbase Ltd and some of its tenants. An asphalt roof needed to be repaired, which involved removing tiles. Some of the tiles were in poor condition and the landlord proposed to replace them all. …Read More