To provide further clarity for landlords and tenants, on 19 June 2020 the Government published guidance for the commercial property sector, in the form of a Code of Practice. The Code of Practice is voluntary and encourages good practice between landlords and tenants, promoting payment of rent by tenants where this is possible, but also […]
Two new pre-action protocols were introduced on 13 January 2020. These were a new and revised pre-action protocol for possession claims by social housing landlords and a new pre-action protocol for housing condition cases in England. The new Pre-Action Housing Condition Protocol brings small changes to fully incorporate the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act […]
The recent decision in The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v. Vauxhall Motors Ltd  has expanded the Court’s jurisdiction to grant relief from forfeiture to licences deemed to give rise to possessory rights over land. The Facts Vauxhall Motors has a factory at Ellesmore Port, Cheshire, on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. […]
The High Court has recently confirmed that receivers appointed over individual borrowers can issue possession proceedings against those borrowers. Until now there has been no conclusive authority on this point upon which receivers, lenders and borrowers could rely. Menon v Pask  EWHC 2611 (Ch) The case itself stemmed from familiar facts. Mr and Mrs […]
Hook and another v. Hawkins  UKUT 147 (LC)
Problems and confusion can often arise where someone is occupying an area of land without any written basis for doing so. Subject to the facts surrounding their taking up occupation of the land in question, many people immediately assume that the person in occupation is trespassing. This is not always the case.
Rural and agricultural properties and Estates often have boundaries that are not clearly demarcated by physical boundary structures.
From April 2018 it is now a legal requirement for all new private tenancies to be of properties with an EPC rating of E or higher.
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