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Once a lease has ended, the landlord can no longer forfeit or rely on a Jervis v Harris clause. At that stage, damages are the only available remedy...
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STOP PRESS: A 12-month pilot scheme where unopposed lease renewals issued in the Central London County Court (CLCC) are transferred to the First-tier...
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The new CodeThis Practice Note sets out the extent of the new Code rights, how they arise, ie by agreement made between the parties or by agreement...
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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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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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The general common law principle is that when a lease comes to an end any underlease automatically terminates.Consensual termination—surrender and...
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Deadline for application to courtThe deadline for the landlord or tenant to make an application to the court for the grant of a new tenancy, or for...
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This Practice Note explains the procedure for handling some of the most common residential service charge disputes under the Landlord and Tenant Act...
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25th Sep
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Statutory compensation—which grounds are compensatable?Under section 37 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954), the tenant is entitled to...
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Why contract out?The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) gave tenants of business premises security of tenure—in other words, the right to stay on...
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This Practice Note addresses some of the common issues encountered when serving a break notice. A break notice is a contractual notice....
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Where a certificate is required to ascertain the service charge then it has been held in Urban Splash Work Ltd v Ridgway and another [2018] UKUT 32...
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25th Sep
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Professional Statement on Service Charges in Commercial Property, 1st edition (the Service Charge...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note explains the procedure for handling some of the most common residential service charge disputes under the Landlord and Tenant Act...
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25th Sep
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EnglandThe Approval of Code of Management Practice (Residential Management) (Service Charges) (England) Order 2016, SI 2016/518 approves the Service...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note details the deadlines for carrying out some of the more common tasks for property disputes lawyers, together with links to further...
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25th Sep
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ARCHIVED: The third edition of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Code of Practice ‘Service charges in commercial property’ (and all...
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26th Sep
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The court may imply an obligation on the landlord to provide certain services in the absence of an express covenant to do so. Where a landlord takes...
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26th Sep
Precedents
1This summary, which briefly sets out your rights and obligations in relation to variable service charges, must by law accompany a demand for service...
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26th Sep
Precedents
Under section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (the LTA 1985)TO: [insert full name of tenant] of [insert address] (the ‘Tenant’) [and [[insert...
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26th Sep
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When do the consultation requirements apply?A landlord must consult with its tenants before:•undertaking qualifying works (defined in section 20ZA of...
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26th Sep
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Repair and improvementsA tenant will not generally be expected to pay for the landlord to upgrade or improve its property as opposed to repairing it....
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26th Sep
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Statute limits the amount that may be recovered from tenants of dwellings by way either of service or administration charges. In both cases the...
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26th Sep
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Q&As
The right to manage (RTM) allows some leasehold property owners to take over management of the building, even without the agreement of the landlord,...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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Service chargesUnder section 21B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (LTA 1985), a demand for the payment of a service charge must be accompanied by a...
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28th Sep
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The terms of the lease are the first place to start to determine liabilities and obligations of the landlord and the leaseholder. Usually leaseholders...
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Produced in partnership with Shabnam Ali-Khan of Russell-Cooke 28th Sep

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