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Showing posts from July, 2011

Leading Clinical Negligence Practice appoints new equity partner

Leading Norfolk based Clinical Negligence practice Morgan Jones and Pett has today announced the appointment of Sara Westwood as a new equity partner.
Sara joined the firm as a Trainee Solicitor in January 1996 with an Upper Second Class Honors Degree from London Guildhall University. She qualified in February 1998 and became a salary partner in April 2001. She is a member of the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel and a Senior Litigator with APIL.
Announcing the appointment David Jones, Senior Partner at MJP, told staff:
‘’Today I am so very proud to announce that Sara joins the firm as an equity partner, the first in the firm’s 37 year history.The firm recognised Sara’s many qualities from day one and all that she would bring to the firm. There is no substitute for a person who progresses through the ranks of the business, working from top to bottom, and now that Sara’s place in the future of the firm is secure, I find it tremendously reassuring’’
Sara is a senior litigator wit…

Ideal time to purchase your freehold or extend your lease

While we are all concerned that house prices have diminished over the last few years and with the suggestion of the period of decline flattening out as Leaseholders this could be an ideal time to buy the Freehold to your Properties or Extend your current Lease!  
If you have owned your Leasehold Property for a period of 2 years or more you may together with your fellow Lessees be in a position to force the current freeholder to sell to you thus taking control of your leasehold future and with the valuations being at their lowest level for some time this may be the ideal time to do so.
At Morgan Jones & Pett we are able to offer specialist advice regarding your rights to purchase your freehold by way of collective enfranchisement  or extend your lease as well as complete the same on your behalf. Email

How do I find a good estate agent?

There are good and there are bad Estate Agents.There are Estate Agents that are helpful and there are other Agents who inadvertently cause delay. Finding a good Estate Agent is therefore not an easy task.In this article I provide some tips which I hope will help you find an Agent who will provide you with a good service and one commensurate with the fee that they charge.
The Estate Agent will charge a fee according to the value of the property to be sold and this varies from 1% up to 3%.This is different from how Solicitors charge as most will quote a fixed fee for the work which more often than not is tied in with the value of the property.The fee of the Solicitor often therefore represents a very small proportion of the fee that you will be required to pay the Agent for marketing your property.
The tips I have are as follows:
Shop around as there is quite a variance in the rates charged by Agents and there are a number of online Agents who now offer their services for a fixed fee.