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The Law Commission: Buying your freehold or extending your lease

Last year the Law Commission's began its consultation on proposed changes to enfranchisement. The final report has now been published which can be found here; we examine the key recommendations below. Lease extensionsKey recomendationsLeaseholders of houses and flats should have the right to a lease extension for a 990-year term, rep...
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New Litigation Partner at Pinney Talfourd LLP

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Partner at Pinney Talfourd LLP.  Nick Hatchett is a renowned commercial litigation specialist and was appointed a Partner on 1st November 2019.Nick joined the firm in 2018 and leads the commercial litigation team within the Commercial Department,...
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A more efficient way of recovering debts?

On 1 October 2017, a new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force.

The Protocol sets out criteria which a creditor must follow prior to issuing a claim. It applies to any business claiming payment of a debt from an individual (including a sole trader) but is not applicable to business-to-business debts unless the debtor is a sole trader.

The Protocol aims to encourage early engagement and enable the parties to resolve the matter without the need for court proceedings.


steps to be taken by the Creditor

A Letter of Claim must be sent to the debtor. It should include the information specified in the Protocol, for example:

  • the amount of the debt;
  • whether interest or other charges are continuing;
  • details of the agreement which the debt arises from;
  • details of how the debt can be repaid

The Letter should enclose:

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