May 2020

Topics covered this month:

  • Landlord and Tenant (General): Coronavirus – restrictions on CRAR, statutory demands and winding up; Waiver of right to forfeit
  • Long Leases: Breach of covenant - holiday lets; Breach of covenant by sub tenant – liability of lessee
  • Mortgages: Assignee claiming possession
  • Nuisance and trespass: Easements - right to light – nuisance
  • Planning: Permitted Development Rights – Enforcement; Compulsory Purchase – Procedure; Green Belt - openness
  • Property Litigation:  Coronavirus – more on PD51Z; First Tier Tribunal procedure - s9 Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007
  • Property transactions: Guarantees – enforceability.
  • Residential tenancies:  Public Sector Equality Duty - possession claims
  • Restrictive covenants: Leasehold covenant - whether covenants secure practical benefits of substantial benefit or advantage.
  • Solicitors Practice Points: EPC requirements and Covid 19; Land Charges applications; Land Registry Temporary Practice changes - Verification of ID and signing deeds.

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Gary Webber 

14 May 2020

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