Hills
21st January 2020

Is your property registered at HM Land Registry? Registration of title deeds establishes proof of ownership and produces an easy-to-read document, reflecting the contents of all the relevant documents relating to the property. This ...

13th January 2020

Never made a Will?  Made a Will but it is out of date?  Either way you could risk your nest egg passing to the wrong person and leaving your loved ones in the lurch.  Make 2020 the year you make a new Will. “The ...

Family Law
7th January 2020

It sounds flippant, but it is a fact that there are a lot of relationship breakdowns in January. “Black Monday” or “Divorce Day”, the supposed day of highest demand for Divorces, is something of a myth, but there is no doubt that ...

6th January 2020

We were pleased to support Denmead’s Glow Ride for 2019 on 27th December. We were lucky to have a crisp winter’s afternoon so that the children, and accompanying adults, could show off their brightly lit bikes before we set ...

House numbers
16th December 2019

Sarah Rowden, a residential conveyancing expert with MacDonald Oates LLP in Midhurst, offers some advice on selling your home in a flat market. Be informedSpeak to your estate agent about what sort of price you could realistically ...

28th November 2019

Whilst every transaction is different, there are a number of crucial steps in the legal process that are common to each sale and purchase transaction and we have outlined these below by way of a general guide. SELLING A PROPERTY Once ...

23rd September 2019

A recent case in the Employment Tribunal looked at whether vegetarianism was a belief for purposes of Equality Act 2010. Under the Equality Act (the Act) religion or belief is a protected characteristic and this means that employers ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
18th September 2019

We are delighted to welcome Graham Jewell to our Company and Commercial Department. Graham joins us as an Associate with a wealth of experience and is based at our Petersfield office. Kevin Smith, Partner and Head of Company and ...

House numbers
7th August 2019

Television programmes like Homes Under the Hammer have raised the profile of property auctions. Although auctions still only account for two per cent of all property sales, some experts believe this proportion will rise. In an ...

5th August 2019

When Aretha Franklin died in August 2018 her family initially believed she had not made a will.  Certainly nothing had been prepared by her lawyer. It was not until months later while clearing out her home that three handwritten ...

Key to success
13th June 2019

Matthew Archer, commercial property specialist in our commercial department, has recently helped his client, Liphook Day Centre, secure a much reduced rent allowing the centre to remain open for elderly members of the community. This ...

3rd June 2019

Hot on the heels of changes in relation to stamp duty land tax, from 1 June landlords face another set of new rules under the Tenant Fees Act 2019.  This includes obligations relating to deposits, charges and membership of client ...