Property Litigation


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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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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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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1st June 2020

Coronavirus considerations for residential landlords

As we continue in times of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear there is undoubtedly extra pressure on residential landlords. The private lettings market always…

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28th April 2020

UK Government proposes further measures to curb landlords ‘aggressive’ rent collection strategies

The government announced on the 23rd April (updated on the 25th) further measures to protect commercial tenants, including the temporarily voiding of statutory demands and winding-up petitions where…

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14th April 2020

The Rights of Tenants

Who is responsible for repairs on a rental property? Do these need to be carried out within a certain time period? Generally, the responsibility for repairs is outlined…

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27th March 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) has now been passed and become law. This legislation gives emergency powers to police, councils, courts, ministers, coroners etc to assist in…

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