April 2020

Topics covered this month:

  • Co-ownership and estoppel: Estoppel – sale and rent back – agency – s2 of the 1989 Act
  • Landlord and tenant (General): Coronavirus – protection from forfeiture – rent - commercial premises.
  • Long leases: Collective Enfranchisement - Right to acquire intermediate leases of airspace - subsoil.
  • Mortgages: Peer to peer lending – agency – representation order under CPR 19.6. Enforcement – threat to appoint receivers to sell - intimidation – economic duress – best price reasonably obtainable.
  • Property Litigation: Coronavirus - stay of residential possession proceedings – extension of time limits in other proceedings – video and audio hearings – closure of courts.
  • Residential tenancies: Coronavirus – extension of notices periods under certain tenancies; Section 8 notices - application of the “reasonable recipient” test; agricultural tenancy or assured tenancy - determination of rent.
  • Solicitors Practice Points: Residential conveyancing - Guidance on the effect of Covid 19; Help to Buy; Land Registry revised Practice on Restrictions

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