Property, Leasehold and Housing

Residential Landlord Free Legal Advice Wednesday 29 January

As a Residential Landlord, you may have numerous issues, from drafting the tenancy agreement and lodging the deposit correctly, to ensuring that you follow the complex procedural requirements. You may have issues with rent arrears and want to evict your...

The Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames ordered to reimburse tenant's overpayments for water charges

The Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames (“Kingston”) entered into an agreement with Thames Water Utilities Limited (“TWU”)  in 2003 until 2017. Many other councils in London and Thames Valley entered into similar agreements...

Free Legal Advice for Residential Landlords

Calling all residential landlords in SE London. Do you have a legal tenancy issue that we can assist with?   Judge & Priestley solicitors are pleased to announce that we will be running free legal clinics for private landlords at our Beckenham...

Number of first-time home buyers reaches 12-year high

The number of first-time home buyers has reached its highest level for 12 years. The latest mortgage data reveals that 35,010 people took their first step on the property ladder in August. That’s the highest monthly total since August 2007. The...

Tenants facing eviction to get enhanced legal support

Tenants threatened with eviction are set to receive enhanced legal support under new measures proposed by the government. The Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS) offers free ‘on-the-day’ legal advice to anyone in danger of being evicted...

Shared ownership scheme to help people on to housing ladder

The government wants to introduce a package of measures to help people on lower incomes get on to the housing ladder. It’s reviewing a new national model for shared ownership to make it easier for people to buy more of their own home, including...

Palace of Westminster gets its own restoration Act

The Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Act 2019 has received Royal Assent and the Palace of Westminster now has in place its very own process for the renewal of these buildings. The Act establishes the statutory bodies that will be...

Restrictive covenant modified but no sum awarded

In an application for the modification of restrictive covenants under section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925, the applicants (Mr and Mrs Jackson, who were the freehold owners of Old Hazelwood Green Farm) wanted to modify a restrictive covenant so they...

Restrictive covenant: not discharged but modified

In an application under section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925, Andrew and Veronica Pethick applied to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) to discharge a restriction, relying on grounds (a), (aa), and (c) of section 84(1) of the Law of Property Act 1925. ...

FTT rules there was no need for consultation in an emergency

An application was made by Little Kelham CIC to the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) under Section 20ZA of Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (the Act) for dispensation from the consultation requirements of section 20 of the Act and the Service Charges (Consultation...
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