The continued pitfalls of residential lettings

Despite new legislation affecting assured shorthold tenancies (AST) coming into force in 2015 and 2016, landlords are still falling foul of certain requirements. If a residential property is let to a tenant under an AST and the law hasn’t been [...]

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Should we be taking applications for consent to assign a lease more seriously?

There seems to be a fairly wide-spread view that asking a Landlord for consent to assign a lease can be dealt with quite informally, perhaps by a quick e-mail. However, tenants who want to take advantage of the assistance the [...]

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Apportionment of residential management charges – finally a common sense decision

With all the drama caused by the decision in Phillips v Francis a more recent decision which offers some good news to managing agents may have been overlooked. Recent decisions have often seemed to complicate and confuse what were standard [...]

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