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Stephen Rimmer LLP retains Law Society Quality Mark

After a rigorous evaluation, Stephen Rimmer LLP have received a full re-accreditation, to the highest standard, from the Law Society’s Quality Audit, Lexcel. Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice managment and client care. It helps firms to achieve excellence in compliance and practice management. The stringent audit evaluated each of…

call-out fees

Call-out fees – how much should you pay?

When you’ve got a burst pipe that’s sending water cascading down through the ceiling light fitting and ruining your carpets, you need a plumber quickly. The same happens if your gas boiler decides to fail just as the cold weather is kicking in, or tiles start sliding off your roof. We all expect professional tradespeople…

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What is the legal status of roadside tributes?

Roadside memorials to those who have died in traffic accidents are an increasingly popular way to pay tribute to the deceased. However, those involved in creating tributes, and the authorities responsible for local infrastructure often have differing needs, views, and desires and this can push the two parties into conflict. Main Concerns Without passing judgement…

leasehold agreements

Changes to the Leasehold System – How Do They Affect You?

After the release of the latest committee report into the housing industry and developers’ use of leasehold agreements, many landlords are concerned that the government’s response could impact their businesses. Here, we look at the committee’s findings, examine what the government’s response is likely to be, and discuss the reaction of the housing sector so…