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Landlord's Remedies for non-payment of rent - July 2021

23 Jul 2021

We are expecting legislation to introduce Arbitration for Landlords and Tenants and for the ring fencing of 'COVID' arrears. The CIGB introduces a moratorium which will provide a breathing space for eligible companies to allow them to enter into negotiations with…

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Practice Direction 57AC - Trial Witness Statements and Admissibility

22 Jul 2021

The new Practice Direction 57AC (" the PD ") came into force earlier this year in the Business and Property Courts. It applies to any trial witness statements signed on or after 6 April 2021, whether the proceedings are new or existing. The PD requires trial witness statements to…

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Break condition requiring vacant possession

09 Jul 2021

Capitol Park Leeds plc v Global Radio Services Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 995 (5 July 2021) Background This case concerned a three-storey modern commercial unit. It had been leased on 4 March 2002 for a term expiring on 11 November 2025. Clause 10 of the Lease was a tenant's break clause.…

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Ending Tenancy Notice Periods

09 Jul 2021

The most common question asked by landlords at the moment is "what's the notice period again?" Covid-19 and wreaked havoc on landlords and tenants of residential properties- not to mention keeping property litigation Solicitors on their toes with the frequent, and often last minute,…

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Word of Mouth: The Law on Defamation

29 Jun 2021

In the 21st century, with the advent of social media, it is now easier than ever for people to publicise their thoughts, feelings and opinions and make them largely available to the public. However, publicising thoughts or opinions may have disastrous consequences and may result in someone bringing…

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Good Landlord Guide Part 2 - Gas Safety

22 Jun 2021

What are the responsibilities of a landlord? A landlord is legally responsible for the safety of the tenant. The landlord is responsible for:- · Repairing and maintaining gas pipework, flues and appliances · Ensuring that an annual gas safety check is carried out on…

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The ban on evicting commercial tenants to be extended

22 Jun 2021

The ban on evicting commercial tenants was due to be lifted on 30th June 2021, however the government announced on 16th June 2021 that this will be extended to 25th March 2022 to help those worst affected by the pandemic and who are still suffering due to ongoing restrictions. The government is…

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Good Landlord Guide Part 3 - Electricity

22 Jun 2021

What are the responsibilities of a landlord? Landlords must make sure that their properties are safe. Landlords are required to have electrical installations inspected and tested by a qualified person. Landlords must obtain an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). This is…

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School Uniform Policies - How to Avoid a Dispute

18 Jun 2021

Disputes over school uniform policies and the enforcement of them are common, controversial and usually gain unwanted publicity. It is therefore important for a school to know what legal considerations it must take into account when formulating their uniform policies and also how best to resolve a…

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