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McDonald v McDonald [2016]: Supreme Court decision

McDonald v McDonald [2016]: Supreme Court decision In a long awaited landmark decision, the Supreme Court have, today, ruled unanimously that the Court is not required to consider the proportionality of evicting a residential tenant in the private sector...

Right to Rent

Right to Rent It has now been announced by the Government that the Right to Rent scheme, which was introduced in the Immigration Act 2014, will now be rolled out nationally from 1 February 2016. From 1 February 2016 all private landlords in England,...

Section 21 changes, the good news & the bad news

The changes to the law regarding section 21 notices come into effect on 1 October 2015. Here's the good news and the bad news... The good news Parliament had now provided a clear prescribed form of section 21 notice. From 1 October 2015 landlords...

Legionnaires disease

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidance regarding the responsibility of landlords of residential accommodation in relation to Legionnaires' disease. Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the...

The Supreme Court decision in Aster Communities Limited v Akerman-Livingstone 2015

In March 2015 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Aster v Akerman-Livingstone. The case considered the approach to be adopted by the courts when a defendant raises a disability discrimination defence to a summary claim for possession (a...

Possession Claims Protocol

The new Protocol for possession claims brought to Court by housing associations, local authorities and housing trusts came into force on 6 April 2015, without a great deal of publicity. For a copy, click here and scroll to page 108. The new Protocol,...

Deregulation Act 2015: What does this mean for property management?

The Deregulation Act 2015 ('the Act') received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. The Act contains a real mixed bag of provisions from landlord and tenant to transport and health & safety, and child trust funds. It was billed to simplify regulation...

Retaliatory eviction and amendments to section 21

As part of the Deregulation Bill, the government has announced a number of amendments to Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, but will this make life any easier for landlords and managing agents? On one hand, the private rented sector will welcome plans to...

An update on landlord immigration checks

The Home Office has confirmed that the West Midlands is to be the "pilot area" for immigration checks by landlords under the Immigration Act 2014, as part of a phased introduction throughout the country. Landlords in Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell,...

What is the impact of Spencer v Taylor [2013] drafting Section 21 Notices?

After years of believing that the law in relation to Section 21 Notices was fairly settled, the Court of Appeal caused storm in November 2013 by holding that Section 21(1)(b) would apply after a fixed term tenancy has come to an end where a statutory...
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