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Why Building Regulations are Important

What are Building Regulations? The UK Planning Portal defines Building Regulations as being the “minimum standards for design, construction, and alterations to virtually every building”. In practice, Building Regulations control the methods...

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Repairing the Disrepair

The question most commonly asked by landlords is, do I still have to repair items in the property if my tenant isn’t paying their rent? The answer is yes. Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, sets out the Landlord’s requirements of...

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Ground Rent Issues

What is Ground Rent? In order to enforce the terms of a Lease, a Ground Rent must be set.   This is generally in the form of a Tenant paying an ongoing sum of money to the Freeholder on an annual basis. This is because a Leasehold title (i.e....

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Review and Substantive Hearings

After a suspension of all possession matters in 2020, the Court finally re-commenced the re-listing of thousands of matters which were either due to be heard, or new matters that were issued by the Courts, albeit with a new procedure – the...

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Overage Agreements – Top Tips

Overage Agreements – a popular, but potentially risky route for a seller to try to secure a share in any future uplift in the value of the land that they are selling. To explain, an Overage Agreement is an agreement between a buyer and seller,...

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