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Residential Tenancies

This section of the site contains material on landlord and tenant law that is specific to residential occupation of premises (including boats and mobile homes).

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The Renters Reform Bill

Isaac Craft raises a pivotal question in his debut piece for Property Law UK: Does the proposal to abolish no-fault evictions under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 strike the right balance between landlords and tenants?    Section 21 is speed: it gives landlords an...

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Limitation Periods

Edited by KATIE GRAY, Junior Barrister, Tanfield Chambers Amendments to Pleadings, Fire Safety Claims  Mulalley & Co Limited v Martlet Homes Limited [2022] EWCA Civ 32 Summary  The Court of Appeal allowed...

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Right to Manage

Edited by Richard Alford, Junior Barrister, Tanfield Chambers Settlers Court RTM Co Ltd and others v FirstPort Property Services Ltd [2022] UKSC 1 Summary The Supreme Court held that the rights and responsibilities of...

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I found an interesting case in R (on the application of HCP (Hendon) Ltd) v Chief Land Registrar (sued as HM Land Registry) [2020] EWHC 1278 (Admin A Transcript of the decision can be downloaded from: This case...

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Ground Rents

The Ground Rents (Leasehold Properties ) Bill The passage of this bill has revealed some interesting views from MPs and highlights an number of issues which have some significance for conveyancers. Firstly, not surprisingly, an inquiry has been called for  into the...

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Building Safety

Higher Risk Buildings Another area to be considered by conveyancers are the regulations which are due to accompany the Building Safety Bill 2021. There are six draft regulations  two of which require particular attention. The Building (Higher-Risk Buildings) (England)...

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Flexible tenancies

Fixed term Determination before expiry of term - no forfeiture clause Croydon London Borough Council v Kalonga (2020) EWHC 1353 (QB) Summary A landlord under a fixed-term flexible tenancy did not have a right to determine the tenancy prior to the expiry of the fixed...

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Solicitors Practice Points

The information in this section of the site is provided by our Deputy Editor, David Keighley.   February 2021 Land Registry Practice Guide 12 The Land Registry has updated paragraphs 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 of Land Registry Practice Guide 12: Official searches to include...

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Tenant Fees Act

Overview Tenant Fees Act 2019 This page give a brief overview of the Act. Detailed guidance can be found her: Government Guidance on the Act The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (-the Act-) places controls on what payments landlords and letting agents may require tenants and...

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Electrical safety standards

Electrical safety standards The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 Summary New regulations in relation to electrical safety in privately rented dwellings in force on 1 June 2020. The new regulations will mean that a...

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