Property, Leasehold and Housing

J&P announce the most successful results ever in the Legal 500 listings.

Judge & Priestley LLP, the Bromley based solicitors’ practice, is proud to announce its most successful results ever in the 2021 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading UK law firms. For the first time ever three of the...

J&P appointed to CHIC legal servcies framework.

Judge & Priestley LLP (J&P) is delighted to have been successfully appointed to the new Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) framework agreement for legal services. The new framework will run for 4 years from 1 st July 2020 following a...

Private Landlords; New electrical safety regulations now in full force

As of 1 June 2020, private Landlords are subjected to more rigorous electrical safety standards in accordance with Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 . These regulations apply to new tenancies granted on or...

Covid-19; Advice for Commercial Landlords (Further Update)

Law can be fast changing, even more so in these challenging times. As the Government continues to respond to Covid 19, further new legislation is being introduced. The Government has announced further emergency measures to protect commercial tenants from...

England's Housing Market Re-opens

Madelaine Henwood , Head of Residential Property at Judge & Priestley, comments on the news that the housing market in England has been reopened by the government. “It is great news for buyers and sellers looking to move house, that the...

Covid-19; Advice for Commercial Landlords

As a result of Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act, UK commercial tenants who miss rent payments due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic are to be protected from eviction for at least three months. Some of the potential issues for landlords of...

The Effect of Covid-19 on Housing Possession Claims

It’s certainly not business as usual for housing possession claims. The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force from 26 March 2020. The Act protects most tenants including secure licensees in the social and rented sectors. The key change brought by...

Private landlords and their new responsibilities

The government has prepared draft regulations that propose new electrical safety standards in the private rented sector and, if approved by Parliament, these are due to come into force imminently. What’s new? As of 1 July 2020, the new legislation...

Restriction modified but compensation payable

An application under section 84(1), Law of Property Act 1925 sought the modification of a restriction on development in relation to No 11 Oakfield Glade (known as Oak House). The house in the case in question, Martin v Lipton & Ors, was on the Oakfield...

Could the court grant equitable relief from forfeiture?

The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v Vauxhall Motors Ltd was a case about equitable relief from forfeiture. Specifically, the issue in question was whether the court had jurisdiction to grant such relief from the loss of rights to make use of...
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