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Mandatory Grounds for Possession

31 Aug 2021

What is the Ground 2 - Repossession by Lender (prior notice ground)? Ground 2 of Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988 sets out that a mortgage lender has the right to possession of a mortgaged property, and that this can happen even if there has been no default by the mortgagor. A ground 2…

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Review Hearings in Possession Claims

29 Jul 2021

What is a Review Hearing? The review hearing is a new stage in the eviction process. After proceedings have been issued, the Court will schedule a review hearing. The purpose of this is to give the Court the opportunity to make sure the paperwork is in order and to offer the tenant an opportunity…

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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 creditors and will…

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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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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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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 provided…

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Good Landlord Guide Part 1 - Deposits

11 Jun 2021

If you rent your property on an assured shorthold tenancy, that started after 6 April 2007, the Tenants deposit must be registered with a deposit scheme provider, the funds paid into the scheme within 30 days of receipt and the Prescribed Information provided to the Tenant Who can I use to protect…

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End of Eviction ban

20 May 2021

From 1st June 2021 there will be new notice periods for landlords seeking possession on tenancies but rather than reverting to the pre-pandemic notice periods there will be a further period from 1st June to 30th September. Exceptions remain as before. New Notice Periods S8 where rent arrears…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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