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From 1 October this year, landlords who let English properties will have to be wary of a change to the law introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015.
Landlords must protect tenants’ deposits and provide tenants with prescribed information, regardless of when the tenancy commenced and when the deposit was received.
Elizabeth Wood and David Kilduff from Walker Morris review what the Conservative win might mean for the housing sector.
Changes to Right to Buy download
On 26 May 2015 changes to the Housing Act 1985, incorporated by the Deregulation Act 2015, will reduce the qualifying period for a secure tenant’s right to buy their property from five to three years.
A recent High Court case on fairly common facts has thrown up tricky issues as to how established surveyor negligence and summary judgment principles should be applied.
It is comforting to solicitors and their insurers that indemnity policies will not be seen as an easy target to cushion clients’ bad business decisions.
If a winding up petition is made to court, any disposition of the company’s property, transfer of shares or alteration in the status of the company’s members is void, if not validated by the court.
Under the new provisions of the Deregulation Bill, a section 21 notice served on a tenant will be invalid where all of the criteria are met.
When a housing association sought possession against a tenant with severe mental health problems…...
The aim of the directive is to ensure that consumers who purchase a property are protected against the risks. It also introduces EU harmonisation requirements on lenders.
Court of Appeal decision should make life easier for lenders and claimants seeking an indemnity from the Land Registry under Schedule 8.
Protocols on professional negligence, judicial review, housing disrepair and more are coming into force.
Limitation proves no bar to lessee download
In Andrew Parissis v Blair Court (St John’s Wood) Management, the judge in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) provided some useful guidance.
Since 6 April 2011, when a special exclusion order was revoked, all land agreements are subject to UK competition law.
The Government has outlined further changes that will take effect.
In a ‘Back to the Future’-like twist in time, the Tories are now looking to extend the Right to Buy scheme to housing association tenants, just as their election campaign gathers pace.
Limit on landlords' remedies download
Currently, where a tenant is in arrears of rent totalling £750 or more, a landlord is entitled to serve a statutory demand for payment.
The letter of the lease is king.
The existing Environmental Stewardship and English Woodland Grant schemes are being replaced by countryside stewardship as the environmental land management scheme under the RDP for England.
Businesses risk missing out on 5 years’ worth of rates rebates if they fail to submit their rating appeal before 1 April 2015.