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To Airbnb or not to Airbnb

To Airbnb or not to Airbnb? What are the risks for property owners? With the summer holiday season in full swing, are you tempted to rent out your home through Airbnb or a similar short-term letting service to earn some extra income while you are away? ...

New business start up free consultation

Free consultation service for new business start ups in Chichester, West Sussex At Glanvilles we understand the challenges of starting and scaling up a new business  and know that the early stages of any new business is when it most benefits from...

No Fault Evictions

Landlord and Tenant: Government Plans to Abolish ‘No Fault Evictions’ The Government has recently shared its intention to abolish Landlords’ ability to evict residential Tenants using the Section 21 Notice procedure, also known as a...

Sage House Dementia Support

Glanvilles LLP are proud to announce our new charity of the year, Sage House - Dementia Support (Tangmere, West Sussex) Glanvilles LLP is a full service law firm, specialising in a wide range of areas such as Wills, Trusts and Probate,...

Probate Registry backlogs

Executors and Administrators facing delays due to Probate Registry backlogs There have been significant delays in the issuing of Grants while Probate Registries across the country are attempting to process a backlog of applications which has built up. The...

Our Civil Litigation Team is expanding

We are pleased to announce that our Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution team is expanding. Welcome to the team Thomas Oliver, Solicitor.  Tom specialises in Civil Litigation. He accepts instructions from both Claimants and Defendants and has...

Our Wills, Trusts and Probate Team is expanding

We are pleased to announce that our Wills, Trust, LPA and Probate team is expanding. Welcome to the team Alexandra Brannigan, Fellow Legal Executive.  Alex is a Fellow Legal Executive and gained her experience in Private Client work while...

Staff Promotions

Following continued success, the partners are pleased to announce the following promotions as of April 2019. Lorna Newnham  has been promoted to Senior Associate, at our Havant office . Cheryl Utting  has been promoted to...

Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed is a significant and topical problem across the country for owners of residential and commercial properties . It is estimated to be the cause of around £170 million of home repairs every year. The Court of Appeal recently considered...

Registering your Title Deeds. Is now the time to act?

The  Land Registry was established back in 1862 and is a non-ministerial department that registers the ownership of land and property in England and Wales. It guarantees title to registered estates and interests in land. It records the...

Homeowner's right to privacy

Residents of luxury flats in London have lost their legal battle with the Tate Modern in London to stop visitors peering into their flats. Susan Harrison , Commercial Property Associate based at our Chichester, West Sussex, office has produced this...

Commercial Lease Renewal

A landlord’s opposition to a commercial lease renewal – the death of contrived schemes of works? The Supreme Court has recently considered whether a landlord can succeed under section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954)...

Glanvilles LLP choose Linetime Liberate IT system

Glanvilles LLP demonstrates their commitment to ensuring a streamlined and efficient firm-wide IT system by choosing to introduce Linetime Liberate IT Case Management System. "With Glanvilles LLP offering such a wide range of legal services it...

Own a long lease with a 'missing' Landlord?

What happens when you own a long lease of a flat but the landlord is “missing”? How are you able to extend your lease, or buy the freehold collectively with others? The first key fact to establish is whether the Landlord is truly...

Sussex Snowdrop Trust Charity Quiz

Glanvilles LLP and Thesis Asset Management Ltd  co-hosted a charity quiz event on Wednesday 28th November for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust . We are pleased to announce the money raised from this event was a grand total...

Legal and valuation advice for a statutory lease extension

Why do I need specialist legal and valuation advice for a statutory lease extension? When extending your lease under the statutory procedure (i.e. by serving a s42 Notice under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993) it is vital that...

Tenant's Break Options in Lease

Lease - break option - tenant’s break option not conditional on compliance with reinstatement obligation The High Court recently considered whether, on its true construction, a tenant’s break option was conditional on compliance with the...

Implications of a 'no deal' Brexit on the processing of personal data

Legal update: Implications of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the processing of personal data The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ( GDPR ) in May 2018, supplemented by UK legislation in the form of the Data...

The Elizabeth Foundation Charity Quiz Night

On Wednesday 7th November, Glanvilles held their annual charity quiz night in aid of The Elizabeth Foundation . We were amazed at the wonderful generosity and support that we received to make the evening what it was. Due to an amazing raffle...

Should I buy a flat that has a short lease?

Should I buy a flat that has a short lease? So, you’ve found the perfect flat for you; it’s in the right area, close to amenities, schools and transport links, its got a lovely new kitchen and it’s within your budget. But then you notice...

The dangers of DIY Lasting Powers of Attorneys

Lasting Powers of Attorneys; The dangers of Do-It-Yourself LPA documents We often hear people comment that the benefits of completing DIY LPAs is that you will avoid the professional fees of paying a solicitor. By using the OPG’s online services or...

Selling a flat whilst obtaining a statutory lease extension

Selling a flat whilst in the process of obtaining a statutory lease extension.  Is this possible? Many Flat Owners think that they cannot market their flat, or even complete on a sale, if they are going through the statutory lease extension process....

Enfranchisement: Safety in numbers

Enfranchisement: Safety in Numbers? The Leasehold Reform, Housing & Urban Development Act 1993 (“the 1993 Act”) allows Flat Owners to collectively purchase the freehold of their block.  In order to be able to proceed at least 50% of...

Marriage and Lease Extensions; Joint Ownerships

Marriage and Lease Extensions; understanding the provisions relating to joint ownership can be of real value In order to be able to serve a s42 Notice under the Leasehold Reform, Housing & Urban Development Act 1993 to force a statutory lease...

Future of the residential leasehold sector

The future of the residential leasehold sector Leasehold property and the issue of Ground Rents are currently hot topics.  The Government issued a Consultation in the summer of 2017, which produced over 6,000 replies and, following consideration of...