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New Fire Safety Rules - Doors, Balconies and Cladding

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There was an important law change yesterday regarding fire safety, most importantly the regulation of doors, balconies, and cladding. In our recent update, we discuss the obligations on landlords and how to deal with enforcement action that may be taken...

Notices following Death of a Tenant - Supreme Court refuses appeal against Gateway Housing v PRs of Mohammed Nuruj Ali & Delara Begum [2020] EWCA Civ 1339

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The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision in Gateway Housing v PRs of Mohammed Nuruj Ali & Delara Begum [2020] EWCA Civ 1339. The case revolved around the problem of serving a Notice to Quit where...

Everything to know about the Right to Rent Scheme

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Landlords in England of residential property must check whether a tenant, or lodger, is legally entitled to rent the property. This was first introduced under the Immigration Act 2014. It was part of the Government’s “hostile...

Public Sector Equality Defences - Is there life in them yet?

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Where a landlord is taking proceedings against a resident with a “protected characteristic”, two possible defences arise under the Equality Act. The first is the discrimination defence under s15 Equality Act where it is alleged the landlord is...