Landlord and Tenant Law

Who Let The Dogs In!

Animal lovers rejoiced this month with the Renters (Reform) Bill. For thousands of people, having to contend with high rents and scant accommodation, add having a pet to the mix and you are hardly…

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Energy Efficiency Obligations Raise the Heat on Landlords

Did you know that if you are a commercial landlord, you cannot grant a lease of a property with an EPC rating of F or G? The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards or ‘MEES’ are…

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Coronavirus – Restrictions on Forfeiting a Commercial Lease

The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on all of us and on the UK economy. Many businesses are unable to operate normally. They may have been forced to close and/or seen a…

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Buy-to-Let Landlord’s Legal Guide to 2020

2020 marks another year of changes for the buy-to-let market. Landlords are advised to keep abreast of their legal duties as added responsibilities are set to be imposed and debated across various areas of…

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How To Be A Good Landlord

If you are thinking of entering the buy-to-let market in 2018, you will be aware that along with an opportunity for making a solid investment, there are many legal responsibilities you must comply with. …

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Understanding Part 36 Offers

One of the most powerful weapons in a civil litigation solicitor’s toolbox is a Part 36 offer.  And like all ammunition, a Part 36 offer, whether being made or accepted, must be handled with…

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Landlords Beware! Check Your Tenant’s Immigration Status or Face New Criminal Penalties

The Current Position Landlords will already be aware that since the Immigration Act 2014 came into force it is unlawful for private landlords to let residential properties to adult tenants if the adult is…

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The Right To Rent

Landlords are now required to check if their tenants have the right to rent property in the UK. The new law From 1 February 2016, it is a legal requirement for Landlords with property…

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Stamp Duty Increase

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) changes have been implemented by the Government, triggering homeowners purchasing additional residential properties to pay a higher rate on completions that take place from 1 April 2016. The change…

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Retaliatory Evictions

Section 33 of the Deregulation Act came into force on the 1 October 2015 and could affect the ability of a Landlord to recover possession of his property if the property is in disrepair….

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