The lockdowns of 2020 brought with them a number of legislative and procedural changes, particularly in connection with recovering debt and the possession of property, both commercial and residential. The government had said that further restrictions would be lifted in…
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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 Law Commission has recently announced plans to reform the English leasehold property system. The stated intention behind the Law Commission’s proposals is to make the system easier to use and more comprehensive for the parties involved. The Leasehold Reform (Ground…
This article is part two of a trilogy on dilapidations by Simon Hartley (Partner, Head of Property Litigation at RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP), co-authored by Andy Crook (Partner at Mercer & Hole). This article first featured in Estates Gazette on 20 February…
This article is part one of a trilogy on dilapidations by Simon Hartley, (Partner, Head of Property Litigation at RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP), David Blackmore (Director at Blackmore Consultancy) and Edward Shaw (Director at Savills). The article first featured in Estates Gazette…
Further to my previous briefing “Tenant protections extended and expanded”, this month has seen further changes to the possession claims regime in England and Wales for both commercial and residential properties, some of which come into force today, 21 September…
Eleventh hour extension to the stay on possession claims In a move which surprised many, the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 5) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 were laid before Parliament on 24 August 2020. They amend Civil Procedure Rule (“CPR”) 55.29(1) from 22 August…
The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 20 March 2020 and, under section 82, created a moratorium on commercial landlords forfeiting business leases for non-payment of rent, which remains in place. On 23 April 2020, the government announced additional temporary…
Hot on the heels of the Coronavirus Act 2020, which came into force on 25 March 2020, the government has announced more limitations on commercial landlords’ enforcement options to help tenants affected by the situation caused by COVID-19. Having already limited…
Download this guide for commercial landlords from our property and insolvency team. This handy table sets out the enforcement options potentially available following the government’s emergency measures to combat COVID-19 whether or not the defaulting tenant has entered a formal…
The Coronavirus Act 2020 (‘the 2020 Act’) came into force on 25 March 2020 and sets out provisions aimed to assist commercial tenants affected by the situation caused by COVID-19. Section 82 of the 2020 Act will be of interest to…