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The Private Rental Sector (PRS)

Posted on 16/06/2022

Are you a residential landlord or tenant? The Housing Act 1988 is one of the leading statutes governing property law in England, laying out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. In addition to the rights within the law, landlords and tenants will be bound by the tenancy agreement which they both sign prior […]

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The Building Safety Act 2022 – Will it affect you?

Posted on 15/06/2022

It is now five years since the Grenfell Tower tragedy which brought the safety of high rise blocks of flats into sharp focus. The Building Safety Act 2022 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022 and will introduce a stricter regulatory regime designed to improve standards and safety in the construction industry. It […]

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A peppercorn for all – new ground rent reform

Posted on 22/04/2022

There are big changes afoot in the leasehold sector. The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2002 received Royal Assent on 8 February 2022 and its impact is expected to be felt by developers, landlords and leaseholders across the country. The Act has been described by the Government as ‘’part of the most significant changes to […]

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Coronavirus and Commercial Tenants – Where are we now?

Posted on 18/03/2022

The Moratorium Since March 2020, the government imposed moratorium placed limitations on landlords seeking possession for rental arrears in respect of commercial tenancies;  this was extended in June 2021 until 25 March 2022. This extension was to allow sufficient time for new legislation to be drafted and provide landlords and tenants in England with additional […]

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The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016:

Posted on 10/03/2022

The Welsh Government is implementing The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 as of the 15th July 2022. The Act will bring in new rules and and provisions about renting a home in Wales. The Act seeks to make renting a home simpler and easier by making amendments to current tenancy laws in Wales. Tenancy Types: […]

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Estate Services and RTM companies – a new approach announced by the Supreme Court.

Posted on 25/01/2022

Landlords and RTM companies who have struggled to reach agreement on shared estate services  in accordance with the concepts established in the Gala Unity* case of 2012 will be happy with the decision of the Supreme Court in the Settlers Court** case in which judgment was given this month which brings certainty to shared services […]

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The top 5 things to know about extending the lease of a flat

Posted on 28/10/2021

You might already know that a leasehold interest is a decreasing asset which will need to be extended but what else  do you need to know ? 1. Statutory right A Leaseholder who has owned a flat for more than 2 years has a statutory right to a lease extension and a landlord cannot refuse […]

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Court fees to increase

Posted on 07/10/2021

Earlier this year, the Government launched a consultation on ‘Increasing selected court fees and Help with fees income thresholds by inflation” which investigated the opinions of a number of sectors as to the appropriateness of the current charges to understand if they had kept pace with inflation and inherent costs. There was significant objection to […]

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Landlords and tenants – where do you stand now the moratorium on evictions has ended?

Posted on 25/08/2021

The last couple of years has been tough for everyone, emotionally, physically, and financially. Thousands of people in rented accommodation have been left wondering if they’ll be able to keep a roof over their heads as their jobs either disappear or they’re put on furlough on less than their usual wage. For small businesses, the […]

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Eviction ban extended again

Posted on 12/03/2021

The eviction ban has again been extended and is now set to last until May 31st for residential evictions. During this time, evictions can only take place during the most serious circumstances and landlords are required to give six months’ notice to tenants. The extension aims to protect renters during turbulent times, although has faced […]

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