Keep up with news, updates, and expert legal insights from the team at Muscatt Walker Hayim.


Commercial Landlords and Tenants: Diarise 30 September 2020!

Post by Admin , Sep 03, 2020.

Our commercial landlord and tenant clients will be all too aware that as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the Government legislated to protect business tenants by restricting the ability of landlords to forfeit leases of relevant business premises.

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Settlement Agreements: A Checklist for Employers and Employees

Post by Admin , Aug 20, 2020.

Many employers and employees are currently negotiating terms with a view to entering into settlement agreements relating to the termination of employment. Typically, an employer will prepare a draft settlement agreement for an employee to review in a situation where employment has already terminated or will be terminated imminently. The settlement agreement will often be stated to be without prejudice and subject to contract until signed and dated by both parties.

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Covid Clauses

Post by Admin , Jul 20, 2020.

Covid clauses typically provide that a party affected by a relevant coronavirus event should give notice to the other party as soon as possible of the anticipated effects on the transaction and to provide a longstop date by which the transaction should take place and to allow for the rescission of the contract and return of any deposit paid in the event that any long stop date is not met.

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Employers, don’t miss the last day to furlough!

Post by Admin , Jun 08, 2020.

Employers should be aware that the final date by which they can furlough an employee for the first time under the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is Wednesday 10 June 2020.

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Update for Residential Landlords Granting Assured Shorthold Tenancies

Post by Admin , May 27, 2020.

It is important for those landlords to keep abreast of changes in the law affecting assured shorthold tenancies. In our latest blog wr list 3 examples of changes that they should be aware of...

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Note for Employers: Holiday Entitlement during Furlough

Post by Admin , May 20, 2020.

Employees should be paid their usual holiday pay for any annual leave taken during furlough (ie. holiday pay based on pre-furlough normal remuneration). However...

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Experienced Central London Probate Solicitors

Post by Admin , Mar 31, 2020.

We understand that dealing with a loved one’s estate following a death can be highly stressful. We are here to guide you through the process, providing the right legal expertise tailored to your situation, to alleviate some of that worry.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Life raft for Commercial Tenants?

Post by Admin , Mar 26, 2020.

With the ever increasing uncertainty businesses are facing the the moment, please consider this link which gives details of the Government’s intentions for a moratorium on rent which may come into force shortly.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update

Post by Admin , Mar 26, 2020.

Muscatt Walker Hayim is open and working during the current Coronavirus crisis...

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Are you an overseas entity holding UK real property?

Post by Admin , Mar 17, 2020.

If so, you should be aware of the implications of the proposed new UK registration regime.

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Checklist for Residential Landlords When Granting an Assured Shorthold Tenancy

Post by Admin , Mar 10, 2020.

We are regularly asked to assist our clients who, as landlords of residential property, are worried about what they should do before granting an assured shorthold tenancy. We have created a checklist of some of the matters we advise them to consider for properties in England.

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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Post by Admin , Feb 26, 2020.

A Lasting Power of Attorney is someone you appoint to make important decisions for you in the future. This is someone you trust and has willingly accepted this agreement.

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Five more good reasons to make a Will…

Post by Admin , Feb 18, 2020.

There are numerous reason why it is recommended you draft a Will. That being said, our experienced Will writing solicitors have listed 5 additional reasons you may not have considered.

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Beware! Don’t be time-barred

Post by Admin , Feb 13, 2020.

One of the first things we check when we are consulted by clients in respect of potential claims which they want to pursue or which they need to defend is the issue of limitation.

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Note for Commercial Landlords: What to do when tenants stop paying rent

Post by Admin , Jan 31, 2020.

Where tenants of commercial property stop paying their rent, there are a number of potential remedies, depending on the circumstances, that landlords may want to consider pursuing including:

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Inheritance Tax Tip

Post by Admin , Jan 23, 2020.

Keeping it in the family - a top tip on how to reduce an inheritance tax bill

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Checklist for Employers: Written Statements of Employment Particulars

Post by Admin , Jan 15, 2020.

Employers are currently required until 5 April 2020 to provide employees whose employment is for more than one month with a written statement containing certain employment terms within two months after their employment started.

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Checklist of Considerations Before Serving a Section 21 - Notice to a Tenant to Regain Possession of Property

Post by Admin , Jan 17, 2019.

We've compiled a checklist of considerations for landlords before serving assured shorthold tenants with a notice seeking possession of residential property.

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