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How to deal with anti-social neighbours in private housing

The House of Commons has released an accessible briefing paper, Anti-social neighbours living in private housing (England) , which summarises the legal position and potential remedies available where people find themselves living next to anti-social...

MAHTABAN SALEHABADY v TRUSTEES OF THE EYRE ESTATE (2017) [2017] UKUT 60 (LC)

  Summary A leaseholder who is claiming a lease extension is bound by certain statutory time constraints, and the one that is arguably the most fateful is the deadline by which the leaseholder must apply to the First-tier Tribunal...

Daughter wins family dispute over mother's misplaced will

A woman has won a dispute with her siblings over the validity of their mother’s will, which had been mislaid shortly after being made. Following the mother’s death, the siblings claimed there was no will and so were granted letters of...

Husband to pay former wife extra because she 'lost £232,000'

A husband has been ordered to pay his former wife £341 more each month because she had made bad financial decisions and lost the £232,000 lump sum she was awarded when the couple divorced in 2002. Graham and Maria Mills had married in 1988 and...

Woman injured in road accident awarded £963,000

A woman who was seriously injured in a road accident and later suffered from a psychiatric disorder has been awarded £963,000 compensation. The woman was a passenger in a car when the accident happened. She was 53 at the time and sustained multiple...

Employment Law Changes That May Affect Your Business in 2017

As a business and an employer you need to be aware of the main changes to employment law during 2017. Below we set these out: Increase in National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage from April 2017 On 1st April the National Living Wage for employees...

First registration: original deeds and documents no longer required

Original deeds and documents no longer have to be submitted when an application for first registration of unregistered freehold and leasehold estates in land is made by conveyancers. Certified copies of deeds and documents can be submitted instead of the...

Service charges collected in advance of expenditure were the focus of a recent case before the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

In a recent appeal case the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) considered the issue of determining whether a service charge which was payable on account was "reasonable" for the purposes of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 s.19(2). CHARLES...

Conditional break clauses: the courts require strict compliance for a break to become effective

When a tenant signs a lease containing a conditional break clause, it is imperative that the tenant completely understands the conditions associated with exercising the right to break the tenancy and complies fully with the terms set out in the lease. It...

Collective enfranchisement: when a revocable licence in a lease can become an irrevocable right

In the case of 4-6 Trinity Church Square Freehold Ltd v The Corporation of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond, the Upper Tribunal determined that if a qualifying tenant enjoys revocable rights under a lease, then when exercising the right to collective...
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