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24th September 2020

Eviction And Your Obligations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

1. What is the current eviction process? How does this differ from the process before the pandemic? The usual eviction process is initially to serve either a section…

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18th September 2020

Overall arrangements for residential possession proceedings

In readiness for the stay on residential possession proceedings arising from the Coronavirus Act 2020 to end on 20 September, there has been guidance introduced to deal with…

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10th September 2020

Building regulations for external cladding

Further to our recent article on the Building Safety Bill (“the Bill”) which is making its way through Parliament. However, if you are a block manager, freeholder of…

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7th August 2020

The Building Safety Bill from the perspective of the occupiers of the buildings

Following on from Ian Seeley’s analysis on the Building Safety Bill (“the Bill”), there is a particular point which we expand upon here, in order to consider the…

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4th August 2020

Court proceedings may be stayed until payment of an adjudication award, but won’t be struck out

Following the Court of Appeal’s decision in Grove v S&T, parties to construction contracts know that a paying party in a smash and grab adjudication will need to…

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30th July 2020

Possession claims: update for residential landlords

Further update for Residential Landlords since the article below (21 August 2020): The Government has announced that the ban on residential possession proceedings has been extended from 23…

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29th July 2020

Building Safety Bill Published

The Government has recently published the Building Safety Bill, which is its attempt to respond to the issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire, which were highlighted by…

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16th July 2020

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

The Insolvency and Corporate Governance Act (the “Act”) came into force on 26 June 2020.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Act contains temporary measures (which will…

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14th July 2020

Residential landlords update: does late provision of a gas safety record (“GSR”) kill a landlord’s chances of evicting a tenant on a non-fault ground?

Trecarrell House Limited v Rouncefield has been a long-awaited Court of Appeal decision, but does it provide the clarity needed surrounding provision of GSRs and the impact this…

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29th June 2020

Rising rent arrears creates rising tensions in the commercial sector: will the government’s new voluntary code of practice help pave the way for landlords and tenants amidst the coronavirus crisis?

Landlords and tenants find themselves navigating uncharted territory amidst the global pandemic crisis, which has sparked fears amongst both property owners and renters alike regarding their financial health…

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