Landlord & Tenant

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 has warned.

A matter of intention

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

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 has said.

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 Toby Vanhegan provide some clarification

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) this week.

How can we prevent another Grenfell disaster?

Tessa Shepperson reflects on the factors contributing to the tragedy and the practices and attitudes that need to be changed to avoid it happening again

Tenants become accustomed to their lot

Social housing tenants must be treated with dignity, not dismissively, urges Russell Conway