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Residential Property Refresher - Section 47 & Section 48 Landlord and Tenant Act 1987

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Landlords still make this mistake and tenants often do not know any different so the problem isn’t trained away and continues to reoccur. So what is the problem? Failing to comply with s.47 and s.48 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 The...

What's on the horizon in leasehold reform?

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The Government has confirmed that legislation will be bought forward allowing leaseholders to extend their leases by a maximum of 990 years at zero ground rent, turning away from the 50-year lease extension with ground for leasehold houses and a 90-year...

The Overall Arrangements for Possession Proceedings in England and Wales; Guidance

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After several months of possession claims being stayed, the stay has now been lifted. The Master of the Rolls has set up a working group to address concerns about the consequences of the current stay on housing possession claims ending. The group...

How do I appoint a new manager for my building?

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Why appoint a new manager? Leaseholders are very often unhappy with the management of their block. Disputes over reasonableness of service charge is one of the main reasons for looking for a change, as they see their service charges increasing without...

Mandatory Electrical Safety Regulations from 1 July 2020

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The Electrical Safety Standards in Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 From 1 July 2020, private landlords will be required to ensure that the electrical safety standards are met during any period that the residential property is...

Tenant Fees Act applies to all existing Private Sector Tenancies from 1 June 2020

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It was certainly a welcomed step taken by Government to reopen the housing market on 13 May 2020. The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick set out guidance for those wishing to move home safely in line with social distancing advice. It was reported that 450,000...