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12 May 2020 Supreme Court upholds decision on absolute covenants

Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd [2020] UKSC 18. The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the Court of Appeal decision

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12 May 2020 Supreme Court upholds decision on absolute covenants

The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the Court of Appeal decision that a landlord that gave consent to a flat tenant to carry out alterations beyond that permitted by its lease was in breach of the landlord’s covenant, given to the other flat tenants in the building, that it would enforce the tenants’ covenants in the flat leases within the building.

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24 Apr 2020 COVID-19: a forced revolution to how WeWork

The troubles possibly faced by WeWork, the shared office space company, were well documented long before the global impact of COVID-19 was felt.

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24 Apr 2020 UK property market faces litigation as buyers seek to avoid completion of transactions

The UK property market may face a wave of legal disputes.

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26 Mar 2020 Coronavirus Act 2020 – What does it mean for commercial landlords?

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) was enacted yesterday (25 March 2020)…

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01 Nov 2019 Landlord wins Supreme Court enfranchisement case

The Supreme Court has held that a landlord acted reasonably in refusing a tenant’s application.

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21 Oct 2019 Garden and grounds for SDLT

In what is apparently the first case on this subject, the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) has held that ‘grounds’ of a residential property has…

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31 Jul 2019 The End of Section 21 Possession and Assured Shorthold Tenancies?

Hot on the heels of the Government proposals for leasehold reform, the Government has published a Consultation…

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07 Mar 2019 Tenant Fees Act 2019

The Tenant Fees Act will come into force on 1 June 2019.

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13 Jan 2017 Why should landlords ensure they comply with the section 20 procedures?

The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (CLRA 2002) requires that long residential leaseholders must be consulted before a landlord carries out qualifying works or enters into a qualifying long term agreement which they intend to recover through the leaseholders’ service charge.

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