The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (2015 SI No. 962) were put in place to meet obligations to improve energy efficiency under the Energy Act 2011, and to meet the UK’s targets for CO² reduction. These rules were brought…
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- MEES now in force in relation to commercial property
- Shaggy dog stories - Allowing pets in leasehold properties
- Short-term sub-lettings: holiday fun or a risky business?
- Supreme Court reaffirms that prescriptive rights must be based on actual use
- New case law on dilapidations
- Guidance for landlords: UK Government’s 'right to rent' scheme
- Lease assignments to guarantors have been confirmed to be void
- Estates Gazette - Changing structure, maintaining security
- The introduction of CRAR - Cause for distress?
- Breaking news - A dozen recent break option cases
- Estates Gazette - Navigating the dilapidations pitfalls
- Estates Gazette - Jackson reforms: agony or ecstasy?
- Tenancy Deposit Schemes - lost in translation
- Property in dispute: Landlord remedies
- Service charge demands - correct address must be given for the landlord
- Empty rates relief clarified
- Rights under a secure tenancy
- Squatting becomes a criminal offence
- Adverse possession
- The eviction of Dale Farm in Essex begins today
- Hoarders/Uncooperative Tenants - Some Solutions
- Lease Guarantee: When can you not rely on them?
- Eviction of local authority tenants – a question of proportionality
- A case update: break clauses and surrender of leases
- Breaking free: Considerations for tenants on exercising break clauses
- Getting in on the Act: How landlords can try to obtain possession of business premises from protected tenants
- 'Subject to Licence' - Avoiding the pitfalls
- New statutory rights for residential leaseholders
- Service charges - A further safeguard for residential leaseholders
- What is a reasonable time to remedy a breach of covenant?
- Mortgagees of leasehold property left out in the cold
- A change in the law relating to payment of rent by cheque
- The importance of obtaining valuation evidence at an early stage in dilapidations claims
- Commercial solutions for landlords where a tenant becomes insolvent
- Business tenancies with a residential element
- Granting licences – A trap for the unwary
- Beware forbearance!
- Property Dispute Briering - Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Act 2002 – In Summary : the key issues affecting property disputes
- Law Commission consultation paper on housing - Renting homes: (1) Status and security
- New costs restrictions in possession actions
- Pre-action protocol housing disrepair claims
- Storm clouds gather for landlords
- Landlords’ liability for injury
- Tenants who unlawfully sub-let beware
- Business tenancies: whether proposals in tenant’s notice to renew a 1954 Act lease are required to be genuine
- Leasehold valuation tribunals: Jurisdiction to review service sharges
- Possession orders: A breach of the Human Rights Act, the right to a private and home life?
This year has seen a number of legal developments regarding both property and dogs. Some landlords are reluctant to allow animals onto leasehold premises due to concerns that pets may cause damage or a nuisance to their other tenants. Leases often…
The appearance of websites such as AirBnB, Ownersdirect and OneFineStay has recently led more and more homeowners to explore generating income from their properties. Over two million properties worldwide are listed on AirBnB alone and it, like other ‘disruptive’ new businesses,…
On 13 April 2016 the Supreme Court allowed an appeal in the case of Lynn Shellfish Ltd v Loose  UKSC 14. Owners and operators of fishing boats, who had been exercising their rights as members of the public to fish…
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust v Laindon Holdings Ltd  EWCA Civ. 377 On 12 April 2016, the Court of Appeal considered two issues on appeal of the Technology and Construction Court decision in Laindon Holdings Limited v South…
The ‘right to rent’ scheme came into force on 1 February 2016, following a pilot scheme in the West Midlands. An outline of the scheme prepared by immigration lawyer Lara Keenan can be found by clicking here. It is almost certain…
Background Back in the days of 25 year tenancies of commercial property, it was very difficult for former tenants to escape liability for the lessee’s obligations in the lease. Even if they assigned their leases to new tenants the original tenant…
Since 1689 landlords have been entitled to enter premises let to their tenants, seize goods and sell them to recover arrears of rent. This is going to change from 6 April 2014. The Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 addressed the…
1. Hexstone Holdings Ltd v AHC Westlink Ltd  The Tenant, AHC Westlink, entered into a merger with the Stobart group but remained a separate company following which it served a break notice signed on behalf of Eddie Stobart Ltd. The…