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In England, a section 21 notice may not be served at a time when the landlord is in breach of a requirement prescribed by regulations, section 21A(1) of the Housing Act 1988 (HA 1988). The regulations presently in force are the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/1646. In particular, the landlord must give the tenant an energy performance certificate (under the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/3118) and a gas safety certificate (under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, SI 1998/2451). The landlord must also provide a copy of the document entitled ‘How to rent: the checklist for renting in England’, as published by the Department for Communities and Local Government. That document can be sent either in hard copy or by email, providing the tenant has indicated that it is content to accept service of documents under or in connection with the tenan
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The Financial Conduct Authority Handbook (FCA Handbook) includes sourcebooks to regulate the conduct of business by a regulated firm relevant to insurers: the Conduct of Business Sourcebook (COBS) and the Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook (ICOBS). This Practice Note considers how these
This Practice Note considers the doctrine of forum non conveniens, also referred to as the appropriate forum or the proper place for a dispute to be determined. This doctrine is of relevance when determining whether the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to hear a dispute and is applied
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