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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 12th Jan
Practice notes
The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers what damages may be available as remedy for claims in tort, including negligence claims.For general guidance on damages,...
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Produced in partnership with Lina Mattsson of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows:•one party to the contract is in breach of contract•the...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 12th Jan
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 12th Jan
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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Burke of RPC, Paul Joseph of RPC and Sophie Tuson of RPC 12th Jan

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Practice notes
Enforcement of the HMO licensing regime is the responsibility of the LHA of the area in which the HMO is located. See Practice Notes: Houses in...
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16th Jan
Practice notes
HMO licensing is the responsibility of the LHA of the area in which the HMO is located. Licensing is either mandatory under Part 2 of the Housing Act...
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16th Jan
Practice notes
‘HMOs are, or are usually, domestic premises originally designed for occupation by one family, which have been converted for occupation by a number of...
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16th Jan
Practice notes
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA 2019), in force from 1 June 2019, prohibits landlords and letting agents from requiring tenants of certain residential...
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15th Jan
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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15th Jan
Practice notes
Part 2 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) implements various measures to improve the way housing is managed, by enhancing the power of a...
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15th Jan
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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15th Jan
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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12th Jan
Q&As
The Housing Act 2004 prescribes specific requirements and legal responsibilities in relation to landlords of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)....
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004) introduced a new system for the enforcement of local housing standards. This framework was based on an...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Law Centre 8th Jan
Q&As
Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004) establishes a licensing regime for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). HA 2004, s 254 gives the meaning of...
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Produced in partnership with Josephine Henderson of Five Paper Buildings 8th Jan
Q&As
A local authority has a number of powers to take enforcement action for breach of building regulations pursuant to the Building Act 1984 (BA 1984)....
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 8th Jan
Q&As
The term ‘council housing estate’There is no statute which defines the term ‘council housing estate’ or ‘council estate’. This may be due to the fact...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 8th Jan
Q&As
What is a local authority?A local authority (LA) is the general term we use to describe an administrative body in local government.The term ‘local...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England of Five Paper 8th Jan
Q&As
This query considers the duties owed by the manager of a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) to those living there.Definition of an HMOAn HMO is...
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Produced in partnership with David Sharpe of 12 Kings Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
It is mandatory for a landlord of a large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) to have a licence. Currently, a large HMO is usually one which is rented...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
What is selective licensing?Selective licensing is a licensing regime for private landlords that applies to a specified area designated by the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
Duties of an environmental health officerThe housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) was introduced by the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004). It...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 8th Jan
Q&As
Can the local authority be compelled to take action on the basis of public health or on any other basis?The local authority has a duty to inspect a...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England of 42 Bedford Row 8th Jan

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