Property, Leasehold and Housing

Was there a reason to award less than the full rent?

An appellant appealed to the Upper Tribunal from the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) saying that the amount awarded in relation to rent paid was too low. In the case of Chung Pui Chan v Harminder Singh Bilkhu & Kawaljit Bilkhu , the appeal...

Was service charge for the replacement of roof reasonable?

An appeal from a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) – about the reasonableness of a service charge for the replacement of part of the roof of the respondent’s flat – succeeded and the FTT’s decision was set aside in the...

Application for modification of covenant refused in fire damage case

An application failed for the modification of a restrictive covenant for the redevelopment of the site of a former house destroyed by fire, even though planning consent had already been secured. This was the finding of the Upper Tribunal in  Briant v...

Service charges were not recoverable in sheltered housing case

Appeals to the Upper Tribunal have been heard about the entitlement of the landlords of two supported housing developments to recover contributions towards the cost of providing accommodation for a resident warden in an apartment belonging to the landlord...

Dealing with the benefits of restrictive covenant modification

The Upper Tribunal was not persuaded to discharge or modify a restrictive covenant that prevented building in front of a line 50ft from the boundary of Oldways, a vacant plot on Twitchells Lane, Jordans, Beaconsfield. The applicant in Creebray Ltd v...

The right to access and survey land refused

The right to enter land owned by the respondents to carry out a survey to determine whether it was suitable for the installation of telecommunications equipment has been refused. The case of EE Ltd & Anor v Cooper & Anor was heard in the...

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...
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