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Stairway to Heaven - Undoing the 'Staircase Tax'

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill proposes to change how business rates are calculated...

Stairway to Heaven - Undoing the 'Staircase Tax'

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Is a Landlord's Ability to Obtain Possession By Serving a Section 21 Notice Running Out of Gas?

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

On an appeal from the Central London County Court, HHJ Jan Luba QC has held in the case of Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz that if a landlord has not served a gas safety certificate on the tenant, before the tenant has commenced occupation...

Is a Landlord's Ability to Obtain Possession By Serving a Section 21 Notice Running Out of Gas?

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Ministry Launches Consultation About Unauthorised Development and Encampments

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has this week published a consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments.

Ministry Launches Consultation About Unauthorised Development and Encampments

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New Mandatory Requirements in Update to RICS Service Charge Code

Friday, 23 March 2018

Members and regulated firms must comply with the updated requirements set out in the fourth edition of the Code.

VWV's Property Litigation team looks at changes to the RICS Service Charge Code in the Property Litigation blog.

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Life's a Beach (Hut) - Lease or Licence, Chattel or Fixture

Friday, 02 March 2018

Where there is no clear written agreement between a landowner and an occupier of land, disagreements can arise about the terms of that agreement and the status of the occupier.

Life's a Beach (Hut) - Lease or Licence, Chattel or Fixture

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Mind the Gap - Service of Notices after Purchase or Assignment

Friday, 23 February 2018

When a person acquires a freehold, or a leasehold of more than 7 years, he must register his title to the property at the Land Registry.

Mind the Gap - Service of Notices after Purchase or Assignment

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Landlords, Tenants and Telecommunications

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Electronic Communications Code sets out rules which govern the installation and operation of telecoms equipment. A new Electronic Communications Code was introduced on 28 December 2017.

Landlords, Tenants and Telecommunications

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What Is a Landlord's Duty to Repair Defects?

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The recent Court of Appeal case of Dodd v Raebarn Estates Ltd and others [2017] EWCA Civ 439; has considered this issue and landlord's obligations under the Defective Premises Act 1972 (DPA).

What Is a Landlord's Duty to Repair Defects?

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Break Clauses - Beware of Vacant Possession

Monday, 10 July 2017

The High Court reminded us last year just how strictly courts interpret compliance with conditions attached to the exercise of break clauses, specifically the condition to give vacant possession.

Break Clauses - Beware of Vacant Possession

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'Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development' - How Far Does the 'Golden Thread' Run?

Monday, 17 July 2017

Does the 'presumption in favour of sustainable development' run throughout the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), to the extent that it can never fully be discounted in planning decision-taking?

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A Brush With the Law - Painted Properties and the Planning Acts

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Can your local planning authority compel you to repaint a 'garish' property?

A Brush With the Law - Painted Properties and the Planning Acts

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Can You Own a River Bed Simply by Mooring Your Boat?

Thursday, 18 May 2017

You might know a bit about the law of adverse possession, otherwise known as 'squatters' rights'.

Can You Own a River Bed Simply by Mooring Your Boat?

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Licences for Occupation - Is Your Licence Agreement Actually a Lease?

Thursday, 27 April 2017

A ruling in the recent case of Camelot Property Management Limited and another v Roynon is likely to have significant...

Licences for Occupation - Is Your Licence Agreement Actually a Lease?

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6 Things Landowners Should Know to Avoid a Boundary Dispute

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Would you spend thousands of pounds fighting your neighbour in court over ownership of a fence or repair obligations for a wall?

6 Things Landowners Should Know to Avoid a Boundary Dispute

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Granting a New Lease? - What You Need to Know About Security of Tenure

Friday, 20 January 2017

It is important for a landlord to consider, when granting a new lease, whether its tenant will have 'security of tenure', as this will affect the landlord's ability to regain possession of the property at the end of the lease.