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Uninhabitable Habitation - The Rise in Housing Disrepair Claims (13 September 2021)

It is extremely important that all tenants understand their rights when it comes to repairs and maintenance of their property, but the law can be very confusing, and this may result in people continuing to reside in properties which are unsuitable for them to live in.   Read more...

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Update for landlords and tenants as Covid-19 restrictions ease (28 May 2021)

The government has announced that there will be many important changes to notice periods, forms and evictions as pandemic restrictions ease  Read more...

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TM (a protected party by his litigation friend, DM) v Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd – Permission granted by the Court of Appeal (22 March 2021)

Adrian Smith looks into the case of TM (a protected party by his litigation friend, DM) v Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd   Read more...

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Stay to Proceedings extended to 20 September 2020 (24 August 2020)

On 21 August 2020, it was announced that the stay on possession proceedings has been extended to 20 September 2020.  Read more...

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Dealing with possession claims post-stay – PD55C and what it entails (29 July 2020)

On 17 July 2020 the Master of the Rolls issued the new Practice Direction 55C (PD55C) which will come into force on 23 August 2020   Read more...

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Court of Appeal rules in favour of landlords (to some extent) - Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 (26 June 2020)

Gas Safety Certificates and section 21 possession claims update: Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760   Read more...

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Selective Licences – Rented Accommodation a warning for landlords (8 June 2020)

Daniel Bolster highlights what our housing team can do for both landlords and tenants concerning selective licences.  Read more...

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Making the street homeless, street homeless again? (8 June 2020)

All local authorities across England and Wales to find accommodation for rough sleepers so that they are sufficiently protected from the coronavirus according to government advice.  Read more...

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Hotels EVICTING homeless amidst the coronavirus outbreak is UNLAWFUL (25 March 2020)

Some hotels are ignoring guidance and are evicting the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak  Read more...

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Coronavirus and the impact on landlords and tenants - Q&A with housing director Manjinder Kaur Atwal (20 March 2020)

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, housing director Manjinder Kaur Atwal answers the most pressing questions from landlords and tenants.  Read more...

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