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Changes To Electrical Safety Standards In The Private Rented Sector

It is fair to say that 2020 has been a roller-coaster year for everyone in the UK. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has proved a real challenge for many people and impacted many industries. The private rental sector is definitely one that has been affected unduly and this has left many landlords facing an uncertain future. This has not been helped by new electrical safety standards which came into force in the private rental sector as of June 2020. Many private landlords feel this was not the best timing when they were already struggling with the consequences of COVID-19.

When And How To Escalate A Boundary Dispute

Knowing how to resolve boundary disputes can be difficult, as they can be a process fraught with high tensions and hostility. If you want to know how to win a boundary dispute, it's first important to know exactly what one is, and what the common process for resolving one normally looks like.

Bowsers Solicitors: An Introduction To Boundary Disputes

One of the most common domestic issues that solicitors deal with is a boundary dispute. This occurs when two neighbours disagree on who owns a piece of land between their two properties. Although boundary disputes are rarely very serious in the grand scheme of things, they can make life extremely unpleasant for both parties. Because the disagreement is between two people who live in close proximity, an unresolved boundary dispute can lead to extreme acrimony and can cause one or both parties to feel unsafe in their home. For that reason, it’s best to solve boundary disputes as quickly and as civilly as possible.

Do I Need A Will?

Many people have never made a will - it's something that people often only get around to when they're either ill or advanced in age. And yet, unfortunately, the nature of death is that it often comes without warning. It is always a good idea to have a will, because not only will it give you peace of mind knowing that your possessions will pass on where you want when you die, but also it makes sorting out your estate much easier for your family and friends.

How To Get A Divorce In 2020

42% of all marriages end in divorce, and the chances are that number might even be a little higher during lockdown. It's not easy to be cooped up together all day every day, even when you're married. If you're considering ending your marriage, here's everything you need to know about getting a divorce during the coronavirus pandemic.

Arranging Childcare Between Two Households During Covid-19

Figuring out childcare details when families are split across two households is complicated and stressful at the best of times, but the current pandemic has made multi-household parenting even more difficult. Many separated parents have found the government guidance on shared care to be unclear, but it's worth knowing what the law says about splitting childcare between households during lockdown.