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A case in point last year involved a Stockport agent accessing tenant’s personal data resulting in prosecution, a fine and dismissal. An employee of Stockport Homes Limited (SHL), the offender, was a customer services...
In the case of Home Group v Henry (2018), at Newcastle County Court, a landlord had served a S21 notice on its tenant living in a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). The landlord...
The case was brought by Mrs Parr, the assured shorthold tenant of a flat since 2007, against the new landlord Mr & Mrs Sebastiampillai who had previously obtained a possession order to repossess the property. Mrs Parr...
The practice of sub-letting a residential rental property to another landlord, a property management company or a local authority, (sometimes referred to as rent-to-rent or guaranteed rent) is an arrangement that many property owners have found an...
This case relates to properties in Wales and whether a section 8 notice is valid, served when the landlord was not licensed under section 7 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. The cased dates...
Is it right that a minor error in a notice should invalidate it, even if a reasonable recipient, by using common sense, is easily able to interpret the intended meaning? This was the question posed in an...
Assured Property Services Ltd v Ooo 2017 - Gas Certificate: This is a County Court case so could be overturned on appeal, but it does appear at first sight to have very important implications for landlords and agents with assured...
Sub-Letting Licenses: (SOLITAIRE) LIMITED Appellant and CHERRY LILIAN NORTON and other cases Landlords of leasehold buy-to-let flats are often asked to pay a fee (sub-letting licence or registration fee) to the freeholder when seeking permission to sub-let their flat,...
Validity of Section 21 Notice: Amak Property Investments v Laura Sonny This case was an appeal by the tenant following a county court judgement relating to the validity of a s21 notice on the basis that the landlord had...
Advance Rent: Piggot v Slaven and Johnson v. Old There are two important cases which clarify (though not necessarily decisively) the position on landlords accepting rent payments in advance. One concerns the accepting of the final two month’s rent in...