The 12 Days of a Legal Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………..
12 Jurors Judging

On the 11th day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………..
11 Landlord’s Leases – Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 places an obligation on the landlord to maintain the structure and exterior of the property, including installations for the supply of water, gas and electricity, heating systems, drainage and sanitary appliances.

On the 10th day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………..
10 pricey properties – 10% is the average UK house price rise this year

On the 9th day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………..
9 wills witnessed – s9 wills Act 1837 is still in force and governs legal requirements for validly executing a will

On the 9th day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………..
8 cared for children – an order under s8 Children Act 1989 sets out who a child should live with and what contact they have with others

On the 7th day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………
7 new homes – by the end of 2021, 7% of houses in the UK will have changed hands this year

On the 6th day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………
6 months of notice – 6 months is the minimum notice a tenant must give to a landlord to request a new commercial Lease

On the 5th day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………
5 Supreme Judges – 5 Supreme Court judges sit in the highest court in the land

On the 4th day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me………..
4 Property owners – 4 is the maximum number of people who can jointly own the legal title to property under English law

On the 3rd day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………
3 weeks wait – the average time for a Local Land Charges search to be returned is 3 weeks

On the 2nd day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………
2 lay justices – the minimum number of lay justices who can make decision in a magistrates court

On the 1st day of Christmas my lawyer sent to me…………
A Bretherton Law in St Albans – there is only one Bretherton Law. We are very proud of what we do and how we help people in the areas of property, private client and child protection.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


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