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Residential landlords - staying on top of the recent changes to residential property regulations

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The last three months have been challenging for residential property landlords, many of whom are juggling uncertain income with rapidly changing residential property regulations, most of which have been designed to protect residential tenants. This article...

Coronavirus - landlord and tenant code of conduct - two months too late?

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On 29 May 2020, the government announced that it would be publishing a code of conduct to help guide and encourage landlords and tenants to work together to protect viable businesses and ensure a swift recovery. Whilst this would appear to be helpful, it is...

Commercial tenants - collaborate and negotiate to protect yourself

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It has been a busy and stressful two weeks for everybody, especially for landlords and tenants. On 20 March the government ordered all bars, cafes, restaurants, pubs and gyms to close. The following Monday, on 23 March the government announced a...

Forfeiting a commercial property lease? Watch Chloe Benson's 3 minute video guide, real estate dispute resolution

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Chloe Benson in Goodman Derrick's Real Estate Dispute Resolution team focuses on three important points for landlords to think about before deciding on whether or not to forfeit a lease of commercial premises: 1. Practical considerations 2. Legal...

Supreme Court sounds warning to landlords: contrived building works will not defeat a business tenant's right to a new lease

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Landlords seeking vacant possession from business tenants often oppose the right to renewal by creating a development scheme which on its face satisfies section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“ground (f)”). A much anticipated...

Are you considering moving into a flat with a pet?

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If so, make sure you have understood your obligations under the lease. You may have read in the news earlier this year about the High Court decision in the case of Victory Place Management Company Ltd v Kuehn & Anor [2018] EWHC 132 (Ch)...

The launch of the pilot scheme for unopposed lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

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A business tenant with the benefit of a lease which has security of tenure is automatically entitled to renew after the expiry of its contractual term. Usually, if the new lease terms cannot be agreed then either the landlord or the tenant may apply to Court...

How secure is a protected tenancy under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954?

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Earlier this summer, an important judgment concerning the security of tenure provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“ the 1954 Act ”) was handed down by Mr Justice Jay. The case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd...