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I hope you enjoy exploring my site, where you will find commentary, news and opinion on a diverse range of subjects relating to property and inheritance matters from myself and a number of independent advisors.

I am adding information, news and views on a regular basis, so please look in from time to time and I look forward to your feedback.

You can get in touch via the e-mail link, below, or use the contact form by clicking on “I’d like to know more”.

Tony Houghton
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The ghosts of retail past

Simon Turton of Opera Public Relations considers how re-imagined town centres could help to provide much-needed housing and would create reinvigorated urban spaces that are once again a pleasure to visit.     When my parents married in the early 1960s just about everything they needed — from sardines to screwdrivers and from lightbulbs to […]

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Candles in the wind

By the time I had completed the London Legal Walk on Monday 22 May, to raise funds for those who don’t have access to the legal system, a dreadful event was unfolding at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts are with the families and friends that lost loved ones or who have been injured in the […]

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Right of light: don’t be left in the dark

With the increasingly popular trend for extensions and home improvements — rather than incurring the (sometimes prohibitive) costs of moving home — comes the increased risk of affecting or otherwise impacting on a neighbouring property’s right of light. In this article, Rachel Ellison a senior paralegal at solicitors BTMK, considers a number of issues including: […]

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Continental Drift

Now that Article 50 has finally been triggered, consultant solicitor, Tony Houghton, examines the likely impact in the commercial property field.   Some tenants may wish to relocate from UK Plc and walk away from their leasehold obligations, either by service of a tenant’s “break” clause on notice or allowing the lease of their shop […]

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Heads in the Cloud?

In a fast-changing IT landscape, I’m pleased that cloud architect and technology consultant, Steve Ash of Virtual Logic, has agreed to shed some light on the cloud and what it can mean for your business now and in the future.   When we were asked to contribute an insider’s view of ‘the cloud’ to a […]

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