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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.
Office to residential conversion is at a 10-year high following changes in May 2013 to the planning laws in England.
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.
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.
Residential property and capital gains tax: changes afoot for non-UK residents and multiple-home owners
Capital gains tax has found itself in the spotlight in recent weeks, owing to two significant changes to the CGT and residential property landscape.
The ancient common law right of distress for rent has been replaced by a new statutory procedure known as commercial rent arrears recovery or CRAR.
Fifteen per cent higher stamp duty rate for companies buying residential properties now kicks in at £500,000
The chancellor’s 2014 Budget, announced on 19 March 2014, set out a number of changes and extensions to the post-2012 stamp duty land tax regime.
On 19 March, there were some rather significant announcements affecting the tax and personal finance landscape.
Subterranean excavations may be an increasingly popular method of extending a property, but such developments also carry potential pitfalls.
Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement on 5 December 2013. While some of the policies had already been widely predicted, there were some surprises in the package announced.