Commercial property for new players

Residential investors often perceive buying commercial property as the ‘next step up’. Commercial property can be lucrative but it’s far more complex than you may realise.   There are a number of important considerations to bear in mind before taking the plunge! First-time commercial property investors need to be aware of the risks and make…


Value for money legal services

Discerning buyers know you get what you pay for. But lawyers are not great at communicating the value provided by their services. We prefer the end results to speak for themselves.   There is a flaw in this somewhat arrogant approach, however. Particularly when it comes to legal services around planning for our personal assets.…

financial support

Providing financial support to your parents

Clients are loaning their parents cash. These loans are being secured in one of two ways. A mortgage over the parents’ family home, with repayment expected upon the death of both parents. Or children are being sold a portion of the family home in consideration.


Diversity on the agenda

Today, Friday 8th March, we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year the theme is #balanceforbetter. If gender is a consideration in your selection process when looking for a property law firm; consider AlexanderDorrington. Find out why…

Residential Tenancy Reforrms

Residential Tenancy Reforms – are you confused?

A raft of reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 have been put into place in the past two years. Landlords can be forgiven for being confused as to what exactly is fact and what is fiction. What has come into force and what is still being debated? This is the first in a series of blogs discussing these reforms. Christine Cechova makes things clearer, starting with two changes that are already in force: