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Successful ARMA Conference

Posted on 21/10/2019

The ARMA annual conference 2019 which was held in London on Thursday last, 17th October was yet another resounding success. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and it was wonderful meeting clients and acquaintances, past, present and new. We would like to thank ARMA for hosting this prestigious event and for providing us all with the […]

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Join us at the ARMA Conference on 17th October 2019

Posted on 09/10/2019

We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the ARMA annual conference this year which is being held on 17th October at etc. venues conference centre, 133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX. For those of you who are attending the ARMA conference on the 17th October we would be delighted if you could join […]

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Exciting Changes to Sales and Accounts teams

Posted on 24/09/2019

SLC Solicitors are excited to announce the following changes to our Sales and Account Management Teams.  Kelly-Anne Taylor will be moving across to our Sales team in the position of Sales Executive.  Kelly-Anne joined SLC Solicitors in May of 2016 as an Assistant Account Manager, quickly progressing to Account Manager  within her first year.  We […]

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Leasehold Reform- Cutting the costs of Leasehold information packs

Posted on 12/07/2019

On 27th June 2019, the Secretary of State announced a series of changes to the leasehold sector. This followed the Government’s consultation on implementing changes to promote fairness and transparency for leaseholders and to challenge unfair practices and unreasonable fees in the leasehold sector. Amongst the many changes announced is a mandatory cap on the […]

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Reform recommended for lease extension and enfranchisement

Posted on 19/12/2018

The Law Commission has published a summary paper of changes it recommends for the law relating to extending the leases of houses and flats and buying the freehold of buildings containing flats. The proposals are an attempt to strike a difficult balance between reducing the price payable by leaseholders who want to buy their freehold […]

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Upper Tribunal ruling on student accommodation

Posted on 19/09/2017

Upper Tribunal rules that student accommodation that shares communal areas is not a dwelling for the purposes of section 27A of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. Section 27A of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 provides that an application may be made to the First Tier Tribunal for a determination as to whether a […]

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Can You Recover Costs in a Small Claims Dispute?

Posted on 25/08/2017

The basic position is that for claims which have been allocated to the Small Claims Track, usually with a monetary value of less than £10,000, the Court will not order a party to pay fees or expenses to the other party, subject to certain exceptions. One of those exceptions is if the Court thinks a […]

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Right Of First Refusal – The Exceptions

Posted on 21/08/2017

As we have mentioned in a prior article (link below) it is essential that a Landlord making a “relevant disposal” of a building containing flats should comply with the requirement to offer the tenants the interest first (by serving a section 5 notice on them) as they have a right of first refusal under the […]

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Costs and Unreasonable Conduct in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)

Posted on 14/08/2017

In Willow Court Management Company (1985) Ltd v Alexander [2016] UKUT 290 (LC) the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (UT) gave guidance on Rule 13 of the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Property Chamber) Rules 2013. In three conjoined appeals the UT considered, for the first time, how the Tribunal should exercise its discretion to award costs […]

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Our Plans for The New Debt Pre-Action Protocol

Posted on 08/08/2017

As you will now be aware the new PAP comes into effect on 1st October 2017 and applies to any business claiming payment of a debt from an individual. The PAP will require far more information to be provided to debtors in the initial Claim letter, together with an Information Sheet and Reply Form. The main […]

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