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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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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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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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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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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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Injunctions under 1996 Act

This page deals with the following matters: "Housing related conduct". The wording of the order. Without notice injunctions under the 1996 Act. Housing-related conduct Swindon v Redpath [2009] EWCA Civ 943 Summary This case considered the meaning of "housing-related...

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Possession orders

This page deals with a number of matters that are relevant to claims for possession based upon anti-social behaviour: Adjourning the claim on an undertaking. Ground 14. The use of hearsay evidence in possession claims. Suspended or outright possession order - what...

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Hearsay evidence Length of sentence Wear Valley District Council v Robson [2008] EWCA Civ 1470 Summary Hearsay evidence is admissible on an application for committal for breach of an anti-social behaviour injunction. Facts The local authority landlord sought and were...

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Notice of disrepair – s11

Section 11 of 1985 Act Landlord-s obligation - structure - notice Edwards v Kumarasamy [2016] UKSC 40 Summary The Supreme Court held that a path leading from a car park to the entrance door of a front hall to a building was not part of the -structure and exterior of...

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Damages for disrepair

This page explains the principles to be applied when calculating damages in a housing disrepair case. Introduction How much should the tenant received in damages? How long is a piece of string? It is often very difficult to form a precise view. Every case will turn...

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Liability of landlord

Topics dealt with on this page include: Common parts - Southwark LBC v Long Compromise of earlier possession claim - not an abuse of process to bring disrepair claim - Henley v Bloom Condensation and damp - Lee v Leeds; Southwark LBC v McIntosh Installations -...

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