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June 2016

Post BREXIT jitters

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston S. Churchill I don't suspect you need to hear further on the issue -- there's more than enough garden-variety commentary to keep you occupied. That said, here a few things to bear in mind. As a firm, like most businesses, we've shared ...

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Can a Possession Order following service of a notice under s21 of the Housing Act 1988 breach article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights?

A section 21 notice is a landlord's notice requiring possession of premises let on an assured shorthold tenancy. Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides as follows: “1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence. 2. There shall be no interference by a pub ...

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Relief from Forfeiture

In the recent case of Pineport Ltd v Grangeglen Ltd the High Court was asked to consider if a commercial tenant whose lease had been forfeited by peaceable re-entry for non-payment of rent was entitled to relief from forfeiture, despite the tenant's delay of 14 months in making the application for relief. Where commercial tenants do not pay ...

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Housing and Planning Act 2016

The Housing and Planning bill received royal assent on 12 May 2016 and is now known as the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The Act introduces a range of planning and housing reforms which are applicable to landlords. A summary of these reforms are as follows: • Rogue landlords and letting agents may be subject to banning order and their ...

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