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If you are a landlord of private residential property then you may unfortunately be faced with problematic tenants.  In these circumstances we appreciate that it is essential to find both a practical and legal resolution to these issues as swiftly as possible.

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What is a Reactivation Notice and will you need one?

What is a Reactivation Notice and will you need one?

The stay on possession claims relating to residential properties has finally been lifted and one of the biggest changes to note, has been the implementation of Reactivation Notices as part of the new Civil Procedure Practice Direction 55C. So what is a Reactivation Notice and will you need one?
Latest Updates for Private Landlords

Latest Updates for Private Landlords

The rules for landlords are forever changing, so read on for some of the latest updates.

Landlord Update: Gas Safety Certificates

Landlord Update: Gas Safety Certificates

As most landlord’s should be aware, if you had failed to provide a Gas Safety Certificate to the tenant prior to the outset of the tenancy, then this failure meant a section 21 notice procedure could not be followed to bring an assured shorthold tenancy to an end.

Hope for private renters and landlords

Hope for private renters and landlords

On the 25th March 2020 the Coronavirus Act (“the Act”) received royal assent and became law, temporarily changing the landscape of private leasing overnight.

Making it easier for leaseholders to manage their properties

Making it easier for leaseholders to manage their properties

The Law Commission is proposing changes that would make it quicker and easier for leaseholders to take control of the day-to-day management of their building. A partner in local law firm said, ““The right-to-manage process appears not to be working effectively for leaseholders at the moment and change is needed.”.

Changes Afoot for Commercial Landlords

Changes Afoot for Commercial Landlords

The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 brought into force minimum energy efficiency standards for residential and commercial properties. As of 1 April 2018, Landlords with properties within the scope of these Regulations must not renew existing tenancies or grant new tenancies if the property has less than the minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E’. It is estimated that a significant number of rented properties in England and Wales have an F or G rating.

Pressure on litigation costs from “Proportionality”

Pressure on litigation costs from “Proportionality”

New rules on the losing side paying the costs of the winning side in litigation can leave “winners” significantly out of pocket.

Online Courts Proposed

Online Courts Proposed

Proposals have been put forward for online paperless courts that would enable people to settle civil disputes of up to £25,000.

Without Prejudice

Without Prejudice

Do you know what the legal phrase “without prejudice” means?

Changes to way in which fees can be charged in insolvency cases.

Changes to way in which fees can be charged in insolvency cases.

Changes to the way in which fees can be charged will soon make it more difficult for creditors to sue fraudulent directors.
Bank Liable for damage to credit rating

Bank Liable for damage to credit rating

The courts recently found that a bank had failed in its duty to investigate an assertion by a debtor that a restricted-use credit agreement had been rescinded before reporting to credit reference agencies that the debtor was in default.

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