Our friends at Woodstock Legal Services have put out a useful piece on 'Obtaining Possession of a Property After the Death of a Tenant' It can be seen here.
Government plans to be outlined in the Queen’s Speech that will force landlords to rent empty retail units to the highest bidder in rental auctions will work in any meaningful way, according to retail lawyers. The Conservative government hopes the measures will reinvigorate high streets that it believes are “blighted by derelict shopfronts”. However, retail […]
Supreme Court rejects any more appeals by the tenant in the infamous Trecarrel House vs Rouncefield eviction case. Letting agents and landlords can feel safer issuing gas safety certificates to tenants following the end of a landmark court case. The Supreme Court has rejected any further appeals by the tenant and her legal team in […]
On 6 April 2022 Shelter Legal updated its advice to clarify that in the case of a joint tenancy the prevailing view confirms the common law position that a valid section 21 notice must contain the names of all joint tenants and be served on at least one of them. It states that in the […]
A three-month Partial Closure Order has been enforced at a Wrexham address following a spate of anti-social behaviour reports. Police say the Empress Road address had been the subject of a high number of ASB and drug-related incidents in recent months. Granted on Friday, 8 April by Wrexham Magistrates’ Court, the order was enforced under […]
A series of major changes in right to rent have already occurred and more are heading towards the market, bringing with them serious legal implications for agents, landlords and tenants. Two significant changes to right to rent checks come into force in the coming months. From September 2022, legislation will change to allow landlords and letting agents […]
On 9 March 2022 the Supreme Court gave judgment in Croydon London Borough Council v Kalonga  UKSC 7. It held that a landlord under a fixed term tenancy can recover possession during the fixed term in two circumstances only. Firstly, if the tenancy contains a contractual break clause, the landlord may exercise that clause and then […]
On Wednesday 26 January 2022, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the case of Northwood Solihull v Fearn & Others. The Court deciding that where a corporate landlord or agent is completing certain statutory forms including a Section 8 Notice, such documents do not have to be ‘executed’ in accordance with the […]
The House of Commons Library has published a paper summarising the amendments made to the Judicial Review and Courts Bill in Committee and the main issues that were debated. The Bill would reform rules affecting judicial reviews and bring in changes to the court system. It was considered by a Public Bill Committee over 11 […]
A landlord has been jailed for six months, suspended for a year, after being found guilty of illegally evicting a tenant and locking him out while he was working a night shift.The landlord has also been found guilty of disposing of all of the tenant’s belongings.The tenant returned home early in the morning after work […]
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