On Monday we had the happy news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a new baby boy. Now the question on everyone’s lips is: what will the Royal mummy and daddy call their new bundle of joy? I doubt there will be too much argument about it, both Kate and Will share parental responsibility (‘PR’) for their children because they are married to each other and they therefore have an equal say in important decisions about their baby, including what to name him.
There are a number of things to consider when becoming a landlord. What references do you need when choosing a tenant, and why? What are the pros and cons of using a letting agent? If it doesn't work out or if you want your house back, how do you evict your tentant? And how do you make sure you are up-to-date with the latest legislation, so you don't accidentally fall foul of the law?
Taking out a lease on a commercial unit can be a formidable prospect whether you are a brand new company or if you have been leasing property for several years. Leases can often run to over thirty pages and so finding your way round the complicated terminology can be daunting.
In the developed world, we are living longer, and are generally better off than we ever have been, but as we age too many people are still not putting provisions in place to deal with their affairs - either after they have died, or while they are alive but unable to cope themselves.
When a landlord decides to sell his property containing residential flats to which the Right of First Refusal applies, he must, by law, offer it first to the tenants of the flats before offering it on the open market.