If you have a dispute concerning property or land, then strategic advice at the earliest stage can help you resolve issues. Landlords and tenants are both becoming increasingly concerned about maintaining their respective obligations under leases and – if possible – avoiding them. The situation is changing rapidly and the government is seeking to react […]
On 27th March 2020, the Government published the new Practice Direction 51Z – in relation to residential possession proceedings during the Covid-19 pandemic. It follows and should be read in conjunction with the Coronavirus Act 2020 emergency legislation (see our previous update here).
The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 26 March 2020, and is a wide-ranging means of support to almost every sector during the coronavirus crisis. Amongst other things, the Act confirms that private tenants will not be evicted from their homes for at least three months if they are struggling with their rent during […]
To lawfully obtain possession of residential property where the tenant has not voluntarily vacated (or surrendered possession), you will require a Court order granting you possession. If the tenant does not vacate the property on the date provided in that Court order, you will need to instruct a bailiff to attend the property to lawfully […]
As was widely-reported and subsequently consulted upon by the Department for Communities and Local Government earlier in the year, the Government’s announcement in its 2016 Autumn Statement that letting agents’ fees would be banned is coming to fruition. 1 November 2017 saw the draft Tenant Fees Bill introduced to Parliament.
Local authorities in England and Wales are able to designate specified areas within their jurisdiction for selective licensing schemes. Landlords need to be aware of and understand their obligations in respect of selective licensing, as if the requirements are not complied with there can be significant consequences.