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Do I Need A Schedule Of Condition?

Before you take a lease of new premises, it can be easy to not think about what happens when a lease comes to an end.  However, tenants need to be thinking about what their repairing liability is under a lease is before they enter into the...

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How Much Can Boundary Disputes Cost?

The current hot topic in contentious property matters is boundary disputes. Following the series of Covid lockdowns, we have all been more confined to our homes a lot more. Therefore, issues that may otherwise have been able to be settled quite...

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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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