Landlord and tenant

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MHCLG consults on repeal of section 21

2019-07-26T12:09:00+01:00

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on implementing the government’s decision to remove Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and improving section 8 eviction grounds

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Law Society responds to Law Commission leasehold consultation

2019-05-03T16:33:00+01:00

Moves to make it easier for leaseholders to take control of their freeholds through right to manage have been broadly welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales, in response to the Law Commission’s consultation

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Consultation on ‘no-fault’ evictions a step in the right direction, Law Society says

2019-04-30T16:11:00+01:00

Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants using section 21 notices in new plans announced by the government.

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RICS consults on new Code for Leasing Business Premises

2019-04-17T10:19:00+01:00

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched a consultation on its proposed Professional Statement: Code for Leasing Business Premises in England and Wales 2019, 1st edition

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Features and opinion

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

    Catch 21

    2019-06-11T00:04:00+01:00By ,

    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

    Home fee

    2019-06-11T00:01:00+01:00By

    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

    The green stuff

    2019-03-12T11:06:00+00:00By

    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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    The best intentions

    2019-03-12T11:05:00+00:00By

    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

    Taking charge

    2019-03-12T11:04:00+00:00By

    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

    After the fire

    2018-12-05T10:24:00+00:00By

    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

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