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A recent decision from the Court of Appeal provides some much needed clarity in what is currently an area rife with disputes. Housing litigation expert Karl Anders explains.
Obtaining relief from forfeiture in the face of seemingly flagrant breaches has hit the headlines more than once in recent weeks.
Also: the battle of the basements; and more.
Lenders making lease payments download
Numerous complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Conscionable correction for lenders download
Is a mortgage wrongly discharged by lender capable of being rectified by court order?
Bad bargain for beneficiaries download
A legal principle dating back to 1895 can bite when deals based on trust, often made between friends, go bad.
Case may prove key for victims seeking to recoup fraud losses from their legal advisers.
First, ensure leaseholders have been consulted.
…as part of the Government’s grand plan to boost productivity.
Also: spouses’ rights, and the meaning of ’acting by the receivers’.
The boom, bust and claim cycle could soon be repeated, sparking a rise in surveyors’ negligence cases. What lessons can be learned?
The CMA found that an association of estate and letting agents in Hampshire, three members of the association and a newspaper publisher had infringed competition law by agreeing to restrict the advertising of fees and discounts in a local newspaper.
Service charges are often contentious and two recent cases will be of concern for landlords.
More cost for lenders but it is to be hoped that changes will continue downward trend in arrears and repossessions.
Rreviewing the issues that rights to light disputes cause developers and landowners alike.
Reforms are part of an attempt to tackle what the government regards as a ‘problem’ of high numbers of expensive and spurious judicial review claims.
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.