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Residential Leases

The Right to Manage

Mark Loveday takes a look at the proposed reforms to the Right to Manage.     Summary of Proposals  The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill was published on 27 November 2023[1]. This Legislation Brief deals with the provisions in the Bill relating to the statutory...

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Service Charges

Mark Loveday  looks at what practitioners can expect from the service charge provisions of the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill and some of the headline changes.   Summary of Proposals The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill was published on 27 November 2023[1]....

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Residential Long Leases

Ian Quayle provides a comprehensive analysis of a court of appeal decision on the recoverability of costs in residential long leases.    89 Holland Park (Management) Ltd v Dell & Dell [2023] EWCA Civ 1460. Judgment.    Summary   An interesting Court of Appeal...

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Lease User Clause

Article contributed by Sarah Thomspon-Copsey   Interpretation of “live/work”    Case name, reference and Bailii link     AHGR Ltd v Kane-Laverack & Anor [2023] EWCA Civ 428    Summary   Cautioning...

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Lease Extension tips for Conveyancers

Article contributed by Alison Stone of Alison Stone Surveyors   Governed by The Leasehold Reform and Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, as amended by The Commonhold and Leasehold Act 2002, lease extensions are a minefield for the unwary with so many things...

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Issues with Shared Ownership

Article contributed by Zahrah Aullybocus   This article is exploring some of the issues with shared ownership that may not be obvious when reading or checking through a standard form of shared ownership lease and practical issues.     Lease extensions    There is...

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