Landlord & Tenant

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New rights for leaseholders - but when?

Millions of leaseholders will have a new right to extend their lease by up to 990 years at zero ground rent, government has announced. 
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07 Jan 2021 | Conveyancing

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Housing and the Equality Act: 10 years on

Alternatives may be required of landlords before the court will accept evicting a disabled tenant is justified, as Sarah Steinhardt and Daniel Clarke expla

09 Dec 2020 | Landlord & Tenant

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Abolition of no-fault evictions

Landlords will be more selective in choosing tenants and the supply of rental property may fall as a result of proposed reforms, says Laura Southgate

08 Jun 2020 | Landlord & Tenant

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Developers face CMA action over consumer law breaches

Enforcement action against residential developers for serious leasehold mis-selling is to be launched by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

28 Feb 2020 | Conveyancing

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Warnings over planned section 21 reforms

Government plans to abolish the assured shorthold tenancy (AST) regime could lead to fewer homes being available for rent, law firm Devonshires ha

14 Oct 2019 | Landlord & Tenant

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A matter of intention

Mark Reading and Isabel Lich analyse the first application of the Franses conditional intention test for landlords in the context o

13 Sep 2019 | Commercial

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Regulate property agents with sweeping reforms, says working group

Property agencies should be regulated by a new independent property-agent regulator and made subject to a code of practice, an independent working group ha

20 Jul 2019 | Conveyancing

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Serving notice to quit after a death

Recent cases addressing the issue of serving notice to quit a property following the tenant’s death have resulted in conflicting outcomes. Rea Murray and T

06 Apr 2019 | Landlord & Tenant

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Housing court proposals met with scepticism

Government proposals to establish a specialist housing court in the hope of reducing delays have been met with scepticism by the Civil Justice Council (CJC

25 Jan 2019 | Conveyancing

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