With the rising costs of moving, many opt to stay and renovate rather than sell. There is however, a common misconception that if you own a leasehold property you have the right to install a new kitchen or knock down a wall to improve living space without anyone’s permission. Unfortunately that is not always the […]
Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having a major impact on businesses in all sectors around the UK. It has had a particular effect on hospitality, property, retail and leisure sectors. Below is a short guide to understanding insolvency, and the steps that can be taken to assess whether a company, or individual, might be facing insolvency in […]
It will be increasingly likely that invoices will not be paid on time or will be disputed in some form and while there may be many reasons offered for the refusal to pay, the commercial effect is the same adverse cashflow.
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 […]
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (“the Act”) came into force on 1 June 2019. It applies immediately to tenancies created on or after 1 June 2019 and to all tenancies, whenever granted, from 1 June 2020. For tenancies granted prior to 1 June 2019, a landlord/agent can still charge fees up until 31 May 2020, […]
The “Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018” came into force on 20 March 2019. If you are a landlord, the thought of an extension to your repairing obligations may fill you with horror. However, there are no new obligations; rather, you are required to make sure you are complying with your existing statutory responsibilities. […]
The judgment in the Northern Californian court on 30 August 2017, was made in respect of three data breaches of Yahoo’s data security system which resulted in millions of users’ data being exposed to hackers.