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In England and Wales there is no legal requirement

Investing in property has become very popular over the last few years as the falls in property prices and rising rental costs have made it an attractive proposition for investors.  If you are thinking of investing in property and becoming a landlord it is essential that you get the correct legal advice before you enter the market.  Solicitors in Glasgow will be able to give you expert help and advice on a number of issues related to Landlord and Tenant Law.

In England and Wales there is no legal requirement for a written tenancy agreement.  However it is generally a good idea to have one drafted and checked by a solicitor.  It helps to avoid disputes about tenant and landlord responsibilities, cost and terms of the tenancy.

A solicitor will be able to draw up a tenancy agreement that will cover a number of factors related to the leasing of your property.  They will include any lease restrictions you want to place on the property such as the keeping of pets or children, playing loud music etc.  It will also cover when the rent has to be paid, future rent increases and what will happen if the tenants do not pay the rent on time.  The agreement should also cover the amount of deposit to be paid and the conditions under which some or all of the deposit will be withheld from the tenants.

Disagreements between landlords and tenants are extremely common and can become very bitter.  However with the right legal advice from solicitors in Glasgow they can be avoided altogether.  Before you decide to become a landlord and find yourself in a dispute with your tenants talk to solicitors in Glasgow for expert help and advice on avoiding the problems that so many landlords face.

Each year in the UK thousands of marriages end in divorce.

Each year in the UK thousands of marriages end in divorce.  It can be a very traumatic time for all of the involved parties especially if there are children involved.  If you are going through a divorce you may have seen so called “quickie” divorces advertised online.  At a time when finances may be tight you may be tempted to use a cheap divorce website rather than solicitors in Glasgow.  However even though solicitors in Glasgow may be more expensive there are a number of clear advantages to using them.

  • To start with a solicitor will have spent many years training and obtaining a law degree.  To be a “divorce case manager” or “divorce expert” you need no qualifications or experience whatsoever.
  • Family solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and must work to a strict code of conduct.  Divorce websites are totally unregulated.
  • A family lawyer will be able to give you legal advice during your case.  A case manager from a website will be unable to do this.
  • All solicitors are required to have professional indemnity insurance should anything go wrong with your case.  Most online divorce companies do not.

As you can see there are many reasons why you should use a solicitor if you are involved in divorce proceedings.  Only in the very most simple and straightforward cases of divorce when there are no children involved or assets to be split would I recommend using a divorce website.  In most cases there are too many variables and complications that only a trained solicitor is capable of dealing with them.  Although going through a divorce is a painful and traumatic process solicitors in Glasgow can help to make it go as smoothly as possible.  Family solicitors are trained to be sympathetic and understanding and have many years of experience of dealing with divorce cases.

legal questions or issues you should talk to a solicitor right away

If you have legal questions or issues of any sort that need resolving you should talk to a solicitor right away.  Solicitors in Glasgow can give you advice and assistance on a wide range of legal issues and can help you to resolve and issues you may be having.  There is an unfortunate impression about solicitors in the UK that they are going to be very expensive to use however this is not the case.  Here are just some of the reasons why using solicitors is the right course to take:

  • To become a solicitor takes many years of study and training.  Also once they are qualified a further 16 hours of training per year is needed to maintain their practising certificate.
  • The second reason is insurance.  All firms of solicitors are required to have professional indemnity insurance and are not allowed to practice without it.
  • All solicitors work to a strict code of conduct
  • The Legal Complaints Service deals with complaints against solicitors
  • The final reason for choosing a solicitor is the most important one.  They have years of experience of legal analysis and working with the law.

It is this last reason why solicitors provide such a good service.  A non regulated adviser may be able to offer you advice on a particular subject but they won’t have the in depth knowledge and understanding of how the various laws and regulations work.  What on the surface could seem like a relatively simple and straightforward matter could in fact be a lot more complex.

Solicitors in Glasgow can advise you on a wide range of legal issues including making a will, buying a property, starting a business, employment law and family.  If you need help and advice about any aspect of the law contact one today.

Solicitors in Glasgow provide an excellent service and can help you with a wide range of legal matters

Solicitors in Glasgow provide an excellent service and can help you with a wide range of legal matters.  They can answer any questions you might have about all legal issues and provide help and advice to help you resolve any problems you may be having.

There are lots of different reasons for using solicitors in Glasgow.  Some of the most common of them are starting a new business, setting up home with a partner, buying a property and getting a divorce.  A good solicitor will be able to look after your interests and help you to avoid any potential problems with these and many other issues.

Another common reason why people north of the border go to solicitors in Glasgow is to make a will.  Making a will is incredibly important for a number of different reasons but many people still fail to make one or leave it too late.  Here are just some of the reasons why you ought to make a will:

  • If you die without leaving a will your estate may not be distributed as you wish
  • If you are not married or not in a registered civil relationship your partner is not entitled to any of your estate
  • By making a will and taking advice in advance you will be able to reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable on your estate
  • It is important that your will is updated at least every 5 years or when there is a significant change in your circumstances

Although it is possible to make a will without using a solicitor it is generally not recommended that you do so as there are a number of formal requirements which are necessary to make a will valid.  Solicitors in Glasgow will be able to help you with the draft, storage and execution of your will.

many different reasons for using the services of solicitors in Glasgow

There is sure to come a time in everyone’s life when they will need the expert help and advice of a solicitor.  There are many aspects of the law that are very difficult for the average person to understand and that is where solicitors in Glasgow can help you out.  They provide clear and easy to understand legal advice on all aspects of the law.

There are many different reasons for using the services of solicitors in Glasgow.  Some of the most common reasons for using them are getting a divorce, making a will, buying a property or setting up a new business.  A good solicitor will be able to answer any and all questions you have about these issues in a friendly and efficient manner.

Another very common reason for seeking the expert services of solicitors in Glasgow is to make a personal injury claim.  Each year millions of people are injured in accidents in the UK.  The majority of accidents only result in minor injuries but some result in more serious or even life changing injuries.

If you have been involved in an accident at any time in the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.  One of the most common injuries that people make a personal injury claim for is whiplash.  Whiplash is most commonly suffered in car accidents and can lead to both long term and short term negative health implications.

Making a claim for personal injury has never been easier.  The first step is to speak to solicitors in Glasgow to discuss your case.  Many solicitors will now work on a no win no fee basis so there is absolutely no risk to you and claiming won’t cost you a penny.