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Author: Emma Wells

COVID-19 NEWSFLASH: Ban on Forfeiture Extended

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In advance of the June quarter day,  the UK government has announced that it will be extending the ban on landlords evicting commercial tenants until 30 September 2020 as it looks to help businesses recover from the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The new measures announced at the end… Continue reading →

COVID-19 NEWSFLASH: New Code of Practice

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The Government has now published the new code of practice, developed in conjunction with leaders from the retail, hospitality and property sectors, which is intended to reinforce and promote good practice amongst landlord and tenant relationships as they deal with the financial impact of the pandemic.   The objective of… Continue reading →

NEWSFLASH : Gas Safety Certificates: all change..

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The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ confirming that a landlord’s failure to provide a tenant under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) with a copy of the current Gas Safety Certificate (GSC) before it takes up… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Back to the future: No winding-up, on the basis of law not yet in force

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Short Read: Despite the law not yet being in force, the High Court has this week granted an unnamed high street retailer an injunction preventing one of its landlord creditors from presenting a winding-up petition against it on the expectation that the restrictions in the Bill will shortly be enacted…. Continue reading →

COVID-19 UPDATE – Ban on evicting residential tenants

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Please see the following announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/complete-ban-on-evictions-and-additional-protection-for-renters#history Many of you may already have seen this announcement which relates to the eviction of residential tenants (including, it appears, on a ‘no-fault’ basis i.e. a s.21 notice).  We await the legislation for the specific detail but the key points are: Emergency legislation will… Continue reading →

Knot My Problem?

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Japanese knotweed is a fast-growing, resilient plant with an invasive network of roots (rhizomes) that that can damage buildings, concrete, roads, paving, retaining walls and other structures.  Its presence on or near a property can significantly reduce its value or even make it unsaleable (sellers are required to disclose the… Continue reading →