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By David Asker The government intends to hold a consultation on tenancy agreement lengths, with the proposal setting out the shortest term being three years with a six­month break clause. As it stands around 80% of tenancies in England and Wales are either six or twelve-month assured shorthold agreements, any changes would be significant and […]

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By David Asker There are approximately between 200,000 and 300,000 travellers living in the United Kingdom with around 60,000 who live in caravans on both authorised and unauthorised sites. If you do have problems with travellers then there are two options available to you, we outline these options and advise of which might be best […]

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The Commercial Agents Regulations: a step behind the times?

By Alex Williamson The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Regulations) are 25 years old this year. An evaluation by the European Commission concluded in 2015 that the underlying Commercial Agents Directive (the Directive) still met its objectives and functioned well. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision has shown that the legislation is struggling to […]

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