News & Events: Landlord & Tenant

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Goodbye section 21 – an end to “no-fault” evictions

29th April 2019

Nicola Muir considers the proposal to abolish the section 21 notice procedure and wonders whether it will really make that...

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What’s the problem with representing lots of tenants?

28th February 2019

Rotenberg v Point West GR Ltd [2019] UKUT 0068 (LC) The Upper Tribunal has turned its attention to the tribunal rules that...

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When does the ‘elasticity of reasonable promptitude’ snap?

22nd February 2019

The phrase 'elasticity of reasonable promptitude' was used by the Court of Appeal in Gibbs v Lakeside Developments Ltd [2018]...

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Leasehold Enfranchisement Claims – Why it is difficult to reach an amicable solution

14th February 2019

ALEP member Nicola Muir is a senior member of the Tanfield Chambers’ property team.  She is a specialist in...

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The recovery of a lessor’s legal costs

11th February 2019

In Chaplair Ltd v Kumari [2015] EWCA Civ 798; [2016] L. & T.R. 1, the Court of Appeal decided that a lessor with an...

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How much should a residential lease extension cost?

30th January 2019

Published in the L. & T. Review 9 The need for the reform of landlord and tenant law is now a hot topic. The practice...

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Colegate & Oths v GJB Estates Ltd & Oths 10 December 2018 CC, HHJ Berkley, Unreported

10th January 2019

Carl Fain successfully represented the defendants in this claim under s.12B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. The...

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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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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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