Improving Energy Performance On Homeowners Properties & The Green Mortgage Scheme

According to the UK Government National Statistics, residential properties make up 15% of the UK’s total climate emissions.  Making improvements to your property’s energy efficiency is great for the environment...


Ground Rent Claims – Advice Reasonably Incidental To The Retainer

In the case of Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) v David Hayhurst [2020], the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal considered whether a Solicitor (Mr Hayhurst) had failed to provide adequate advice when acting...


High Court Rules In Favour Of Landlord In Covid-19 Rent Arrears Dispute

The High Court has recently ruled in favour of a Landlord (London Trocadero (2015) LLP) in a Covid-19 rent arrears dispute case concerning a commercial Tenant’s (Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd and...


Countryside Properties Removes Doubling Ground Rent Terms From Leasehold Agreements

It was confirmed by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) last week that Countryside Properties has voluntarily given formal commitments to remove terms from existing leaseholders’ contracts that cause ground...


Living With Your Partner – Protecting Your Rights

Living with your partner or buying a property together is an exciting prospect and your legal position should be clear from the beginning, ideally. If you don’t protect your rights...


Court Of Appeal Allows Appeal And Refuses The Rectification Of A TR1 Form

The Court of Appeal has very recently delivered its judgment in the case of Ralph v Ralph [2021] EWCA Civ 1106, whereby an appeal not to allow rectification of a...


Government To Introduce New Legislation Which Will Ring-Fence Commercial Rent Arrears Accrued During The Pandemic

The Government has this week outlined legislation that will ring-fence rent debt accrued by businesses due to enforced Covid-19 closures, which will introduce a procedure of binding arbitration to be...


How Has The Pandemic Impacted Rent Assessment In Lease Renewals?

The case of S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel provides an interesting insight into the assessment of rent and interim rent for a new commercial lease under the Landlord and...


Now Is A Great Time To Invest In Leicester

Leicester’s economy shrunk by 12.2% in 2020 and has recently seen the likes of high street giant Debenhams close its doors – leaving people questioning whether the city can ever...


Incorporating Pandemic Clauses Within Commercial Lease Renewals

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there have been several measures introduced by the Government to provide support to commercial tenants. One related area of interest for landlords and tenants...


Court Rules That Landlord Was Not Required To Provide An EPC For A Pre-2015 Tenancy

In a judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal in the case of Minister v Hathaway [2021] EWCA Civ 936, it was ruled that the Landlords of an assured...


Neighbour Dispute Results In Conifer Tree Being Cut In Half

Last week, it was reported that a tree – which covered two areas of private land – had been cleaved in half in a residential part of South Yorkshire following...