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A not so short assured shorthold tenancy

20th October 2018

The ground rent scandal can give rise to accidental ASTs with unexpected consequences You might think that an assured...

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Valuation under evaluation: proposals for reform

18th October 2018

Nicola Muir considers the Law Commission's options for reforming the valuation of residential lease extensions. There has...

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Nicholas Saunderson v Cambridge Park Court Residents Association Limited [2018] UKUT 182 (LC)

15th October 2018

The Upper Tribunal considered the extent of a tenant's liability to pay for communal heating when that obligation arose only...

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Avon Ground Rents Ltd v Child [2018] UKUT 204 (LC)

11th October 2018

The UT comprised of Holgate J and HHJ Hodge QC (also sitting as County Court judges) gave valuable guidance concerning the...

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CQN RTM Co Ltd v Broad Quay North Block Freehold Ltd [2018] UKUT 183 (LC)

7th October 2018

The UT considered the meaning of "structurally detached" for the purposes of section 72 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Act...

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Victory Place Management Co Ltd v Kuehn [2018] EWHC 132 (Ch)

5th October 2018

The management company's decision to withhold its consent for the lesees of a flat to keep a dog in their property had not...

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The cost of putting safety first

1st October 2018

The fall-out from the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower has sent shock waves across the leasehold sector. While press interest...

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Redeveloped tower blocks are not ‘structurally detached’ from adjacent hotel

14th August 2018

First published in LexisPSL on 9th August 2018. Property analysis: A recent Upper Tribunal (UT) case examined the issue of...

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How to value a Residential Lease Extension

21st June 2018

Last month I spoke at the Professionalism in Property Conference whose theme was Leasehold Reform. There has been much outcry...

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Relief from forfeiture requires proprietary or possessory rights

18th June 2018

First published in LexisPSL on 5 June 2018. Property Disputes analysis: Robert Bowker, barrister at Tanfield Chambers,...

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Raising the Roof: Roadblocks to Development

5th June 2018

Rooftop developments are much easier to carry out with the cooperation of the existing tenants, but that is not always...

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Varying your child maintenance: it can pay dividends!

4th June 2018

This article is in the form of a question and answer - what happens if your Child Maintenance Service (CMS) Assessment is...

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