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The Coronavirus Act 2020: a tenancy update

The Coronavirus Act 2020 was introduced on 25th March 2020. It restricted the ability for both residential and business landlords to evict tenants. Since the emergency legislation was introduced, the law...

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How to deal with a boundary dispute

With warmer weather and many home owners out in their gardens carrying out renovation or repair work, it’s no surprise that boundary disputes are on the up. Whether it’s DIY...

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Case study: relief from forfeiture

Our client had purchased a flat as a second property and, to generate income, he sub-let it. As with most residential flats, our client had purchased the long leasehold title...

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Case study: clarification on lease after unexpected fees

Our client, having purchased a residential flat, had received various demands for payment of a service charge under their lease. The payment was substantial and had come as a surprise...

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Case study: family co-ownership dispute

Upon purchasing their property, which included large grounds and a bungalow (in addition to the home), our clients agreed for a family member to live in the bungalow. At the...

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Case study: eviction of a late-paying tenant

Our client was a concerned landlord whose tenant was continually paying rent late and had arrears of two months. Our property litigation team served two notices seeking possession; one being...

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Case study: urgent possession order for squatters

Our client owned a derelict building, which they had purchased with the intention to develop. Before work had been carried out, our client was notified that there were squatters occupying...

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Case study: property dispute after long-lost Will found | £500,000 settlement

Barcan+Kirby successfully brought a claim on behalf of our client, Ms C, in a case over a Will dispute and the late testator’s knowledge of the document. Background Ms C...

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 now applies to all tenancies

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force on 20th March 2019, and made several amendments to the law around the condition of rented property. The Act...

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What does the proposed eviction ban mean for renters and landlords?

The government has announced emergency legislation to suspend evictions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. So what does this proposed eviction ban mean for landlords and tenants? At present,...

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Short-term lets: good or bad?

Last night’s ITV’s Tonight show provided an overview on the popularity of short-term lets, mainly Airbnb bookings. Those of us who have used Airbnb cannot fault its appeal in terms of...

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Whose fence is it anyway?

With Storm Ciara having already caused plenty of fence damage and Storm Dennis on its way, it looks like we’re all braced for a difficult few days of weather. These...

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