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Residential tenants who wish to challenge a service charge when it is demanded are faced with an awkward decision.
There are a range of remedies available to landlords of commercial properties where the tenant has stopped paying rent. This briefing offers a brief summary of options that may be appropriate in the circumstances.
£5,000 fines for landlords if smoke alarms are not fitted.
Compliance with the new requirements will be essential for any landlord who wishes to use the Section 21 notice procedure to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy.
Court clarifies the purpose of a counter-notice and considers the scope of the statutory duty.
Occupants of holiday chalets on the Gower peninsula lost their appeal to have their leases read in such a way so as to avoid exorbitant service charges.
The National Measurement & Regulation Office (no, we hadn’t heard of them before either!) can bring criminal prosecutions.
Private residential landlords renting out property in a ‘selective licensing’ area could face a fine of £20,000 and be ordered to pay back rent to their tenants if they don’t have a licence.
Landlords who grant ASTs must wend their way through a minefield of legislation. Some of the changes the Deregulation Bil will bring into force are not likely to ease that burden.
Goodman Derrick has recently acted for AnaCap Financial Partners on their move to flagship new flagship offices occupying the top two floors of 1 Stephen Street near Tottenham Court Road.
Office to residential conversion is at a 10-year high following changes in May 2013 to the planning laws in England.
The second edition of Commercial Property Litigation by James Fieldsend of Tanfield Chambers and Paul McAndrews of Goodman Derrick will be published in March.
This article considers the form that mansion tax is likely to take and reviews the future issues a government would face in implementing such a tax.
A key significance of the judgment in Coventy v Lawrence for property developers is the assessment of risk of injunction arising out of infringement of rights of light.
A new protocol has been drawn up for commercial landlords and tenants by two eminent Q.C.s from Falcon Chambers and two leading partners at Hogan Lovells.
Landlords of private rented accommodation in certain parts of the Midlands are now under an obligation to check and keep records of the immigration status of their tenants.
Goodman Derrick has received recommendations in all of its core commercial practice areas from Chamber & Partners and The Legal 500 in their 2014 editions.
A recent decision in the Birmingham County Court has changed the way in which it was understood the legislation relating to tenancies and deposits was meant to operate.
The High Court has considered whether the defendant indemnifier was liable under a contract of indemnity, when the claimant indemnified party had not yet paid out the sums owed to the creditor.
The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the High Court relating to the refund of rents for a period after a break option has been exercised.