Property Litigation

30th July 2020

Possession claims: update for residential landlords

Update for Residential Landlords: New rules to be introduced in possession claims when the stay on proceedings comes to an end on 23 August 2020 The current stay…

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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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24th March 2020

Business rates relief and other rates related measures – COVID-19

As a result of COVID-19, the Government has set out a package of measures to assist businesses through the disruption. This note concentrates on the business rates relief…

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18th March 2020

Coronavirus – Advice for Landlords and Tenants of Commercial Property

We are in uncharted territory at the moment, but the advice to landlords and tenants alike must be to try and be as prepared as possible for further…

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1st April 2019

Further duties on property agents as from 1 April 2019

From 1st April 2019, all property agents holding client money must be a registered member of an approved or designated client money protection scheme (CMPS) and must: display…

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20th March 2019

Court of Appeal Strike Out Claims by Local Authorities Against Property Owners Using Business Rates Avoidance Schemes

Property owners with vacant premises will be interested in the recent Court of Appeal decision in Rossendale Borough Council v Hurstwood Properties (A) Ltd and others [2019] EWCA Civ…

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