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How do I appoint a new manager for my building?

Bukola Obadun-Craigs
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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...

The Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships and Further COVID-19 Protections for Tenants (Update)

Sarah Whitehurst
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Extensions to Existing Reliefs Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 provides that a right of re-entry or forfeiture under a relevant business tenancy for non-payment of rent may not be enforced, by action or otherwise during the relevant period. ...

Mandatory Electrical Safety Regulations from 1 July 2020

Bukola Obadun-Craigs
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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...

Can you sell your property? How forward planning can smooth the house-buying process.

Jonathan Williams
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Most of us live happily in our houses for years and we assume we own our home and the land on which it sits. In almost all cases this is correct, and the vast majority of property transactions go smoothly. However, there are cases when things don’t go...

Update on residential evictions - Stay on eviction proceedings extended

Sarah Whitehurst
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The Government has announced they are extending the stay on eviction proceedings for social or private rental accommodation by a further two months (to 23 August 2020), bringing the moratorium on evictions to a total of five months.  The Government has...

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

Bukola Obadun-Craigs
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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...

Further reliefs for commercial tenants

Sarah Whitehurst
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Within the last 24 hours the Government has announced further measures to assist commercial tenants during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Government has already placed a moratorium on a landlord’s ability to forfeit a commercial lease for...

Use of Personal Concession Letters in the Covid-19 crisis

Emily Wilson
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The newly enacted Coronavirus Act 2020 is welcomed by many tenants. It has suspended a landlord’s ability to re-enter premises and take possession of it without court action (known in legal terms as “forfeiture”) where a business tenant...

Coronavirus and your conveyancing transaction

Bhavesh Amlani
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Coronavirus has impacted on all our lives.  From Roythornes’ point of view, most of our staff are working from home and continuing to provide the high level of service for which we are known. We have received several questions about conveyancing...

Ban on residential evictions - updated 25 March 2020

Joseph Mitchell
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The Government has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, there is to be a ban on all new possession proceedings for all residential tenancies for at least three months, whether it is social housing or privately rented. The draft...

FAQs about flat lease extensions

Melissa Casey
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When I’m meeting with a client to discuss a lease extension, I can guarantee they ask me the same three questions: Why do I have to extend my lease? What is the process? How much will it cost me? A lot of buyers assume that when they purchased a flat,...