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High Court Rules Against Right to Rent

The legislation that introduced the Right to Rent scheme, which went live in February 2016 and...

SDLT Reminder

Clients are reminded that, following the introduction of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (Administration)...

When a Covenant May Be More Than it Seems

If you own or buy a property, you may find that there are covenants which apply to it, a covenant...

Tribunal Paves the Way for Suburban Garden Development

Restrictions on land use appear in the title deeds of many properties – but the law permits...

Hedge Cutting Proves Costly

You might think that where the boundaries of property lie should be clear, but boundary disputes...

Leasehold Reform Consultation Ends

The leasehold system in the UK has been crying out for reform for years, and the Government has...

The Sky Above and the Earth Below

A recent case may raise alarm bells for anyone thinking about adding a basement to a property...

Credibility of Witness Defeats Adverse Possession Claim

The law allows people who occupy land over a long period and use it as their own, without anyone...

Building Works Next Door Making Your Life a Misery?

Construction works on neighbouring properties can make your life a misery but, with the right...

Failure to Control Knotweed Proves Costly for Landowner

Japanese knotweed is a very considerable pest – 'indisputably the UK's most aggressive,...

Inconsistent Residential Planning Permission Overturned

If you are faced with an unwelcome proposal for development nearby, a recent case shows how...

Planning Application Restricted to Preserve View

On our densely populated island, there is a pressing need for available land to be put to sensible...

Tenants Must Bear Cost of Safety Improvements

Following the Grenfell disaster in 2017, cladding has come under close scrutiny with surveys being...

What Seems Reasonable to You...

It is a common term in a lease for the tenants to have to seek permission from the landlord if...

Council Tax to Bite on Empty Property

In 2017, 205,293 dwellings in England were left empty for six months or more. With the housing...

Flats Development 'No Pets' Policy Passes High Court Test

If your tenancy agreement contains a 'no pets' policy, the fact that your pet does not cause any...

Premature Contract Signature Proves Expensive

Signing a contract before you are sure you are willing to complete it can be a huge mistake:...

DIY Approach to Property Purchase Proves Costly

You might think that something as seemingly simple as buying a pitch for a caravan is...

Onerous Leasehold Terms to be Banned

Following an outcry over the terms that apply to the purchase of new leasehold properties in some...

Service Standards Must Be Appropriate for Properties

Owning a share of the freehold is often cited as a selling point to flat buyers – but tenant...

Court Bypasses Wife's Attempts to Stymie Sale

One of the potential disadvantages of having more than one owner of a property is what to do when...

Facing Compulsory Purchase of Your Home?

Home ownership is generally regarded as providing safety and long-term security, but this is not...

Change of Use Over Time Leads to Four-Day Court Battle

Rights of way over land are a constant source of dispute and, because the law relating to land is...

Don't Delay in Completing 'Formalities'

There is a tendency to think that procedural matters are mere formalities and there is no need to...
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