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Who is the Landlord?

09/11/18

Who is the Landlord?

Barrow and another v Kazim and others

This case is a useful reminder that the person serving a Section 21 Housing Act 1988 notice must be the ‘Landlord’ at the date the notice is given.

The Legislation

Section 21 sets out the procedure for a landlord to end...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Breaching a Lease Covenant

Breaching a Lease Covenant

11/10/18

Breaching a Lease Covenant Reiner & Anor v Triplark Ltd EWCA Civ 2151; a tenant of a flat, had breached a lease covenant ...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Landlords; Reminder to Obtain HMO Licence

Landlords; Reminder to Obtain HMO Licence

11/10/18

Landlords; Reminder to Obtain HMO Licence The government has extended licensing provisions from 1 October 2018; this means that landlords who let ...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Pinch Punch First of the Month

Pinch Punch First of the Month

01/10/18

Landlords; it’s 1st October 2018. The Deregulation Act 2015 (“the Act”) now applies to all assured shorthold tenancies (“AST”), whether or not ...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Landlords: Government Proposals for Minimum 3 year Residential Tenancy

Landlords: Government Proposals for Minimum 3 year Residential Tenancy

09/07/18

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (“MHCLG”) is proposing a minimum 3 year fixed term for residential tenancies, with a ...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Landlords: are your tenants asking for energy efficient improvements?

Landlords: are your tenants asking for energy efficient improvements?

29/06/18

Landlords; you cannot unreasonably refuse your tenant’s request to make energy efficient improvements to your property. This blog addresses a tenant’s request ...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Tenant Not Obliged to Pay Service Charge

Tenant Not Obliged to Pay Service Charge

18/06/18

It was held that a tenant was not obliged to pay a service charge for heating, once a separate boiler had been ...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Why is Everyone Talking about Resilience?

Why is Everyone Talking about Resilience?

18/06/18

Many businesses are now using the American military term VUCA to describe the commercial world and the expectations regarding change. Martha Lane ...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Landlords; are you Convinced your Tenant’s Left your Property and are Thinking of Changing the Locks? Think Again

Landlords; are you Convinced your Tenant’s Left your Property and are Thinking of Changing the Locks? Think Again

06/06/18

The case of Smith v Khan is a stark reminder to Landlords of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977. The Landlord (K) ...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Residential Property Update

Residential Property Update

20/02/17

A reminder for Landlords entering into tenancy agreements in 2017: The Energy Act 2011; Since April 2016, tenants have been able to ...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Residential Property Leaflet: Volume 2

Residential Property Leaflet: Volume 2

24/04/15

New Legislation concerning Tenancy Deposits in 2015: Whether received before or after April 2007 ALL tenancy deposits must be secured and they ...

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