Prohibited & Permitted Fees In The Tenants Fees Act 2019

Following the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (summarised here) from 1st June 2019, the legislation outlines various information in relation to permitted fees and prohibited fees. We have...


Explaining The Tenant Fees Act 2019

From 1 June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (“the Act”) came into force and applies to all assured short-hold tenancies, student accommodation and licences to occupy in England (only)...


What You Need To Consider When Making A Ground Rent Claim

Some leaseholders have found themselves in situations where they face excessive amounts of ground rent due to onerous clauses in their leases, with many finding difficulty re-selling or mortgaging their...


Investigation Into Leasehold System By CMA

An investigation into the leasehold property system by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has begun which will investigate permission fees, ground rents and other terms associated with leasehold properties....


Break Clauses In Commercial Agreements

The inclusion of a break clause in a lease of a commercial property is an important and essential thing to consider for both a landlord and business tenant before formally...


Tenancy Security Deposit Cap – Further Information

The new Government legislation, which orders that a security deposit for an assured-shorthold tenancy is fixed at the same amount as 5-weeks’ rent with an annual rent cost of up...


No-Fault Evictions Banned

Last month, the Government outlined new proposals to put an end to no-fault evictions which enables private landlords to evict tenants without needing a reason to do so. The reason...


Court Of Appeal Rule On Fencing Easement Case – Churston Golf Club Limited v Richard Haddock

Whether you own freehold or leasehold property or are considering purchasing residential or commercial property, the Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Churston Golf Club Limited v Richard...


Planning Inquiries Under Review

The independent review of planning appeal inquiries by Mrs Bridget Rosewell was published recently. The report focused on the Government’s reforms and how it can ensure it delivers 300,000 new...


Restrictive Covenants & Land Developments

If your property development is being affected by restrictive covenants, taking action to deal with them early can allow you to explore a number of potential solutions, allowing your development...


Risks Involving Property Developments – How To Overcome Them

Property developments across the country often encounter various challenges and issues, including funding issues and planning law restraints. However, there are ways which developers can plan for and overcome these...


Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 Comes Into Effect

The new Government legislation, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, comes into force today and will apply to all new tenancy agreements (which last up to seven years)...