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Easements and Covenants

Easements and Covenants are the chief mechanisms for passing rights and obligations – for example rights of way over another’s land or to pass on enforceable obligations for example, who is responsible for maintaining boundaries.

The general rule with covenants is that they must be expressed in the negative– for example not to create a nuisance. A Covenant expresses to be positive – for example to construct or maintain a fence will not “run with the land” in other words it will bind the original party who constructed to build the fence but there may be difficulty in enforcing against successors in title. In order to ensure that positive covenants can be enforced it is important to check that there is a continuous chain renewing the obligation upon each change of ownership.

In the case of easements it is necessary that there be two or more separate pieces of land one of which has the benefit of an obligation (known by lawyers as the dominant tenement) and the other carrying the burden (known as the servient tenement). Examples include the grant of a right of way for the owner of one piece of land – over an adjoining piece of land. Easements can arise in a variety of ways expressly (by a legal deed), prescriptively (by accustomed practise for a period of more than 12 years) or by necessity. Easements arising from prescription and even more those by necessity should be treated with considerable caution.

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This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


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Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

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