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Important new obligations on landlords, with penalties for non-compliance.
This is the second of three articles discussing changes in the law applying to the termination of assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs).
This is the first of three articles discussing changes in the law applying to the termination of ASTs.
A significant judgment for both developers and local planning authorities, although the court did not go as far as to state that monitoring fees would be unlawful in all instances.
In challenging and uncertain trading conditions, turnover rents have become a common method of reviewing rent in the retail sector.
Yes: the court has held that although a person squatting in a residential building is committing a criminal offence this does not prevent him relying on his criminal act when applying to register title on the basis of adverse possession.
A new protocol for applications for consent to assign or sublet has been drafted to apply to commercial property in England and Wales.
On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
There has been concern for some years that a low EPC rating may prevent a commercial property in England and Wales from being let in the future.
If a landlord grants a licence allowing its tenant to assign its lease, but a deed of assignment is never completed, what is the status of the proposed assignee if it goes into occupation?
The government introduced draft legislation in January 2015 to prevent the use of reductions of capital by target companies using takeover schemes of arrangement.
This article considers market trends that have developed over the last 12 months, as well as developments in law and regulation which will continue to impact lenders in the year ahead.
In the past five years planning promotion agreements – also known as land promotion agreements – have become popular with both landowners and developers as an alternative to option agreements.
The Scottish Government has announced revised rates for residential properties under the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).
Will the new possession powers for ASB still allow orders against a tenant who is not the perpetrator?
When seeking a possession order due to antisocial behaviour, landlords rely on discretionary ground 2 Housing Act 1985 or ground 14 Housing Act 1988, depending on the type of landlord.
The importance of companies being able to freely advertise their fees or discounts has again been highlighted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
We want to obtain a closure order and then use the new absolute ground for possession under the ASBCPA 2014. Does the tenancy agreement have to state the new ground before we can do this?
Service of a formal notice to complete in a plot purchase should not be entered into lightly — there are cost implications and practical considerations.
Lenders should take note of key changes to the Scottish land registration system on 8 December 2014.
On a transfer of part of a site, complications can arise if the rights that are to benefit the land sold are not adequately addressed.