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11 Aug 2020 A new planning use class

Regulations published in July 2020 include provisions that will give greater flexibility to property owners and occupiers to change the use of a property.

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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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25 Feb 2020 RICS code for leasing business premises

The RICS has launched a new Code for leasing business premises (1st Edition February 2020).

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22 Nov 2019 Tenant Fees Act – Get your house in order

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 took effect on 1 June. Kate Symons and Andrew Hindle explain what landlords and managing agents need to do.

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01 Nov 2019 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Landlords

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations (MEES Regulations) came into force in April 2018 aimed at encouraging landlords of residential and commercial property to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

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01 Nov 2019 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Landlords

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) set out a minimum level of energy efficiency for private rented property in England and Wales.

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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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04 Feb 2019 Residential tenancies required to be “fit for human habitation”

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act) will come into force amending the relevant provisions of…

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19 Mar 2018 Commonhold: How it works and its advantages and disadvantages

Part I of the Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (the Act) was finally enacted in September 2004 introducing commonhold as a new form of freehold ownership.

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