Cumbrian Property Market Boosted by Spring Demand

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A combination of the easing of lockdown restrictions, traditional Spring activity and pent-up demand has resulted in a welcome boost to the property market across Cumbria. Bendles Solicitors’ residential conveyancing department is reporting an impressive 44% increase in new instruction income from February to March 2021. This spike is due to a significant rise in

Important deadline approaching for Landlords, are you compliant?

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From the 1st April 2021, Landlords of private rental accommodation will need to ensure they are compliant with The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. The Regulations came into force on the 1st June 2020 last year to further improve electrical safety for tenants. Up until now, the changes only

Will Covid 19 prevent me seeing my children this Christmas?

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  Hannah Smith, a Solicitor in our Family Department, considers the Government Guidance on the mixing of households and contact arrangements for children and their parents over the upcoming festive period…  ‘Christmas is often a time of year spent celebrating with loved ones and family. For children with separated parents this can mean splitting the

Important Decision for Serious Injury Claimants

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The recent Court of Appeal decision in Swift v Carpenter brings change to the way a claim for accommodation is calculated. Sometimes a person who has been injured in an accident needs to move to more suitable accommodation. This is often larger and more expensive than their existing home. The method of calculating how much this item