Monthly Update

June 2020

Topics this month:

  • Landlord and tenant (General): Mutual enforcement clause – implied term – duty to enforce covenant

  • Long Leases: Service Charges – s20B – interim demands; Service Charges – apportionment; Service Charges - costs of proceedings – s20C - preparing service charge reconciliation Account; Insurance - obligation to pay – landlord obliged to insure in joint names

  • Property litigation: Civil Procedure Rules CPR PD 51Z - Effect of stay – relationship with court’s powers; Part 55 possession proceedings - Appeals – Effect of stay in PD 51Z; Possession Order - Application to set aside order for possession under CPR 3.1(7).

  • Property Transactions: Sale of land - fixtures - ownership of fish stocks and solar panels.

  • Public Access: Common land - removal from the register

  • Residential tenancies: Tenant Fees Act 2019

  • Restrictive Covenants: Discharge or modification - airport operations; Restriction to one dwelling per plot on small estate – Injury to objectors if modification allowed to permit one additional dwelling.

  • Solicitors Practice Points: Residential Conveyancing – Social Distancing.

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