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The cautionary tale of Caveat Emptor

16 February 2022 Whether it’s wanting more space to work from home, downgrading as the kids have flown the nest or simply getting on that property ladder – the property market in Northern Ireland is still buoyant... READ

Will you be home for Christmas?

02 December 2020 It’s time to put up the Christmas tree and listen to Wham! on repeat; Christmas is nearly upon us! Traditionally the Christmas period is a busy and popular time for people wanting to move... READ

Consents to Discharge – do I need one to sell my property?

31 January 2020 Consents to Discharge are required if your property is not connected to the public sewer. It is an offence under the Water (NI) Order 1999 to discharge sewage effluent into a waterway or soakaway without... READ

Recovering loss arising from a negligent survey when purchasing a property?

02 April 2019 Picture the scenario: a prospective purchaser has instructed a surveyor to prepare a report. The report shows that the property is structurally sound and the purchaser purchases the property on the strength of the... READ

Legal Survival Kit for the First Time Buyer in Northern Ireland

20 February 2017 Purchasing your first home can be a daunting prospect. We’ve put together a guide to the key issues that can negatively impact on a first-time home buyer, the key stages of the buying process... READ

Can I claim ownership of land I have used for 20 years?

22 April 2013 Huw Worthington of Worthingtons Solicitors advises on when it may be possible to make an application for adverse possession of land. As the saying goes, possession is nine-tenths of the law. In short, what... READ

What comeback do I have if there are problems with my new house?

14 December 2012 Huw Worthington of Worthingtons Solicitors looks at the protection available to someone who discovers problems with their newly purchased home In terms of consumer protection there is a complete difference between buying a brand... READ

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