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Sunday, September 27, 2020

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Court Case: With all the additional prescribed requirements introduced for assured shorthold tenancies of late, there is something of an inevitability that an abundance of cases will be coming to court in the future,...
Commercial Property: While Brexit may be frustrating for many people, whether it can frustrate a lease has recently been reviewed by the High Court. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is the European Union (EU) agency responsible for...
Letting Agreements: Most lease agreements include covenants, which are deals with tenants that can be tailored to meet the requirements of landlords. For example, a residential tenancy agreement could contain a covenant which prevents...
Legal Update: The first Hamilton Fraser Academy Course for Letting Agents has been Sold Out and a Second Date has been added. Next month, Hamilton Fraser is launching the "Hamilton Fraser Academy", a series of half and full day workshops to offer...
Ending a Tenancy: Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy must be handled with care. For landlords and tenants its very important to follow the rules exactly as the law requires, otherwise costly delays are likely. Most tenancies end amicably with the tenant...
Landlords often buy flats which are either Leasehold or Shared Freehold. What are these tenures and what should landlords look out for in these different forms of ownership? Leasehold is one of three forms of tenure (property/land ownership) almost exclusively...
Obtaining Possession Using Section 21 Notices Updated October 2016 This article explains how to gain possession of your residential rental property in the most efficient way possible. You may just want your property back for your own use, or to sell,...
Right-to-Rent: It is said that seven out of 10 landlords do not understand their obligations under the “Right to Rent” rules that oblige them to check all new tenants’ immigration statuses. The law that came into force on 1st February 2016...
It seems that today there is an art to the production of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to ensure that companies attain the best possible score. Gone are the days of just ticking the compliance box in order to secure...
Landlords and letting agents should by now be conversant with the 2014 regulations on blinds and curtains and the measures necessary to prevent accidents with children. It is particularly important to ensure that blinds and curtains supplied in rental...