The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (LASPO) has recently been approved by Parliament and will come into effect on 1st September 2012. Amongst the raft of proposals, section 145 of the Bill will make “squatting” a criminal…
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- How does the debt respite scheme impact on landlords?
- Major Residential Leasehold Reforms Proposed
- Accounting for disrepair
- What makes a good dilapidations assessment?
- Further important developments for commercial and residential possession actions
- Changes to insolvency legislation further restrict landlords’ enforcement options
- Tenant protections extended and expanded
- More protection coming for commercial tenants
- Landlord's remedies on default by an insolvent commercial tenant
- Coronavirus Act 2020: Landlords' options on commercial tenants' insolvency
- Covid-19 – Force majeure and property contract implications
- Covid-19: Government provisions to protect Tenants and Landlords
- Brexit: European Medicines Agency’s frustration
- 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
- Hoarders/Uncooperative Tenants - Some Solutions
- The eviction of Dale Farm in Essex begins today
- Lease Guarantee: When can you not rely on them?
- Eviction of local authority tenants – a question of proportionality
- The problem of costs in construction litigation
- 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?
The term ‘squatters’ rights’ is one that is well established in the media, but applications for adverse possession, to label it properly, can be fraught with difficulty if care is not taken. An application for adverse possession is made under paragraph…
Owners and managers of land in the area should be aware that their land is vulnerable to being occupied by large numbers of vehicles and people. You should ensure that you have taken all reasonable steps to secure any open land you may own…
There has always been a fine balancing exercise for social landlords, in complying with their duties to their tenants and enforcing tenants’ obligations. Never more so than in the case of those unwilling to engage with their landlord, where the…
The Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 (the “1995 Act”) provides in relation to leases made after 31 December 1995 for tenants and guarantors to be released from liability on assignment of the lease. Section 25 of the 1995 Act…
A recent Supreme Court decision has strengthened the rights of council tenants threatened with eviction, by ruling that the right to family life (Article 8) of the European Convention of Human Rights requires a court, when asked by a local…
In litigation in England, it is generally expected that the winning party will recover most of its legal costs in pursuing the claim. Accordingly, most claimants, if winning, expect that they will make a “profit” out of the litigation that…
In this month’s briefing, I am going to look at two recent cases reported on, that do not necessarily introduce new legal principles but highlight current and important topics for many landlords and tenants. Break clauses In the current economic climate, break…