Briefing quick find:

MEES now in force in relation to commercial property

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…

Short-term sub-lettings: holiday fun or a risky business?

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,…

New case law on dilapidations

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust v Laindon Holdings Ltd [2016] 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 introduction of CRAR – Cause for distress?

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…