Bankruptcy annulment: What you need to know

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If in the past you have been made bankrupt and you are now ready to return to the financial status you held before your declaration, you can make a bankruptcy annulment application which, if successful, will completely undo the bankruptcy. We understand how the mere status of bankruptcy can affect…

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An Interview With a Spanish-Speaking Solicitor

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Being fluent in both Spanish and English puts Adolfo Marquez (our Conveyancing Executive) in a quite unique position. Not only is he able to advise Abacus’ English-speaking clients, he can also lend his expert knowledge of residential property to our growing Spanish and Italian-speaking client base around the North West…

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Cohabitation rights: A guide for friends buying a house together

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Cohabitation rights: A guide for friends buying a house together The current property market has made buying a house on your own very difficult, and it’s led to an increasing number of people choosing to buy property with friends, loved ones or even acquaintances. And, although this has become a…

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Commercial Property FAQs

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Tenant FAQs What are my rights as a commercial property tenant? As a tenant your rights will be largely regulated by the lease (which is a matter for you to negotiate with your landlord and for your solicitor to advise upon and formalise for you) and also partly regulated by…

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How to support your claims when settling cohabitation disputes

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When can property contract disputes arise?

How to support your claims when settling cohabitation disputes When a cohabitation relationship breaks down, disputes can arise and ownership of property or assets becomes a problem. However, proving your interest in a property isn’t always difficult but certainly can be. Contrary to popular belief, cohabiting couples are not entitled…

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How to handle a joint ownership property if one party wants to sell

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How to handle a joint ownership property if one property wants to sell

How to handle a joint ownership property if one party wants to sell Joint ownership of a property simply refers to two people who each have a share in their property. For the purposes of this blog this could include cohabitating couples or friends/family members who own a property together.…

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How are cohabitation disputes resolved?

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How are cohabitation disputes solved

How are cohabitation disputes resolved? Here at Abacus, we pride ourselves on our cohabitation dispute knowledge and experience. We have worked with a number of clients to resolve both long term and short term disputes, with fantastic results. However, things are not always as straightforward as they seem. Cohabitation disputes…

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What happens if a partner in an unmarried couple dies?

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What happens if a partner in an unmarried couple dies?

Despite the rise of cohabiting couples in the UK, there is still confusion surrounding an unmarried partner’s rights after their other half has died.   Many cohabiting couples still believe that their rights are protected by ‘common law’, however, in the UK, this does not exist. This means that when…

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How to claim and divide assets when cohabiting couples separate

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How to claim and divide assets when cohabiting couples separate

Cohabiting or common-law couples are the fastest growing type of family in the UK. However, if you haven’t set up a cohabitation agreement, you could be in store for a nasty shock, with little or no entitlement to anything should the relationship sadly break down. Read our guide to find…

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Your cohabitation rights when your partner moves into your property

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Your cohabitation rights when your partner moves into your property

Inviting your partner to move into your property can be an exciting prospect, but you should take time to consider all the risks associated from a legal point of view.   In our previous two posts of this three-part series on cohabitation rights to property, we looked into your rights…

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