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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Legal

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...
It’s important to ensure that the tenancy deposit rules (including service notices) are applied “to the letter”, as otherwise a new fine can be added each time a tenancy is renewed when the statutory rules are not...
Grounds for Possession - Assured Shorthold Tenancies The Housing Act 1988 as amended by the Housing Act 1996 lays down certain circumstances (grounds) under which a landlord may successfully apply to court for possession. The grounds for possession fall into two categories: mandatory, where the...
On 1 July 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Rees v Earl of Plymouth regarding a farm tenancy and the landlord’s reserved right of entry. The case is a...
Commercial Property: A commercial lease is based on contract law and a contractual agreement between landlord and tenant. The rules laid down are those as agreed in the lease agreement and are largely unencumbered by statutory rules, unlike the case...
The Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 Part II deals with the leasing of Commercial (Business) Premises in England & Wales. Commercial (Business Tenancies) Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part II The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the Act) is an important...
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...