More Features and Opinion

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    Feature

    From time to Tyne

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Georgia Jones provides a back to basics guide to Tyneside flat lease arrangements, and what you need to know if you are acting on the sale or purchase of a Tyneside flat

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    Lock and quay

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Ibraheem Dulmeer and Justin Bates look at a recent Upper Tribunal case involving the application of service charges at the Docklands development, No.1 West India Quay

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    Look before you lease

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Lockdown has presented unprecedented challenges for both landlords and tenants. Nikki Bensoor looks at the impact on commercial lease arrangements, now and in the future

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    Great demand

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    What should a leaseholder do if they receive a service charge demand which they think is unreasonable? Mark Loveday and Ibraheem Dulmeer provide a simple guide

  • Warren Gordon
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    Environmental cost

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    From April 2020, it will be unlawful to continue to let a residential property with an energy performance certificate rating below E. Warren Gordon provides a timely update on the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

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    Under review

    2020-03-05T16:09:00Z

    Paul de la Piquerie and Rahul Varma look at some common rent review mechanisms and the issues they can create in practice

  • Wales and England separated by the sea
    Feature

    Fault lines

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Jamie Saunders looks at residential housing law in Wales and how it is diverging from England, particularly in two key areas – assured shorthold tenancies and no-fault evictions

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    Give us a break

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Stephen Pritchett and Lesley Anderson QC look at some of the case law around break clauses in renewal leases, and provide a personal view on a recent county court judgment and the challenges it presents for landlords wishing to develop their properties

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    Feature

    At your service?

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    The take-up for serviced offices and co-working spaces increased by 150% in 2017, and more growth is predicted. David Manda looks at the hidden legal complexities of these arrangements, and how to advise both owners and occupiers

  • Landlords and Section 21 notices - two doors, one open to show the number 21
    Feature

    Catch 21

    2019-06-11T00:04:00Z

    Sarah Cummins and David Smith review the current law on section 21 notices and consider the future of the section 21 procedure, following the government’s recent proposal to abolish no-fault evictions

  • Warren Gordon
    Feature

    Home fee

    2019-06-11T00:01:00Z

    Warren Gordon looks at the impact of the Tenant Fees Act 2019, which will limit the payments that a landlord can charge in connection with most short-term residential tenancies entered into on or after 1 June 2019 

  • Sue Highmore
    Feature

    The green stuff

    2019-03-12T11:06:00Z

    It is nearly a year since the minimum energy efficiency standard regime came into force. Sue Highmore reflects on its effect on residential clients – including the financial impact – and outlines changes coming into force on 1 April 2019

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    Feature

    The best intentions

    2019-03-12T11:05:00Z

    The recent case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel , which hinged on whether the landlord had the intention of redeveloping a property, has significant implications for commercial landlords and tenants. Kate Andrews explains

  • Warren Gordon
    Feature

    Taking charge

    2019-03-12T11:04:00Z

    From April, new regulatory requirements for service charges for commercial property will come into force. Warren Gordon outlines the changes, and what they mean for existing leases

  • Oliver Pannell
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    After the fire

    2018-12-05T10:24:00Z

    Following the Grenfell fire, freeholders and leaseholders are facing significant difficulties in ensuring their homes are safe and that defective cladding is replaced. Oliver Pannell provides an update on the government’s response and recent case law

  • Russell Hewitson
    Feature

    Support system

    2018-12-05T10:21:00Z

    Russell Hewitson , chair of the Conveyancing and Land Law Committee, provides an update on the committee’s work representing and supporting the profession, including around leasehold, fraud and the electronic execution of documents

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    Opinion

    Cleaning house

    2018-12-05T00:00:00Z

    The government has turned its eye to change in the residential housing sector, from ensuring sufficient supply, to addressing escalating ground rents. Warren Gordon explains

  • Michael Draper
    Feature

    Devolution evolution

    2018-09-05T00:00:00Z

    Michael Draper outlines some of the unique law – both existing and on the horizon – in Wales, as it relates to property, including potential new developments around vacant sites and residential lettings 

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    Feature

    The green light

    2018-07-26T16:47:00Z

    From April 2018, new regulations will make it significantly harder for landlords to rent property with an energy efficiency rating below ‘E’. Warren Gordon looks at the lease drafting implications, and potential exemptions from the new requirements

  • Peter Rodd, Property Section chair
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    In the know

    2018-06-06T00:00:00Z

    The leasehold system is facing increasing criticism. One of the key issues is getting information to potential buyers and helping them understand it. Peter Rodd looks at what’s gone wrong with leasehold, and the role of conveyancers in the flow of information