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Landlords; changes to gaining possession of your property during the coronavirus crisis

27/03/20

Landlords; the Government is introducing emergency legislation to protect tenants and restrict landlords gaining possession of their property during the coronavirus crisis. The temporary changes being introduced are intended to prevent tenants being evicted and made homeless during the crisis.

Guidance for landlords during the coronavirus pandemic Section 8 and Section 21 Notices...

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Landlords: does an incorrect date make a section 8 notice invalid?

27/02/20

Landlords, if you’ve served a section 8 notice on your tenant and the date is wrong, you might be concerned that this ...

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MEES Regulations: Landlords, are you ready for 1st April 2020?

12/02/20

Landlords; are you ready for 1st April 2020? The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (“MEES Regulations 2020”), ...

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Landlords; don’t leave your tenants in the cold!

28/01/20

A Landlord who failed to repair the heating system, damp of a house and fire proofing has been ordered to pay £18,000. ...

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Electrical safety

Landlords; are you prepared for the Electrical Safety Regulations?

21/01/20

Landlord; electrical safety regulations. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (“The Regulations”)  have been laid before ...

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Kitsons Solicitors - Who is the Landlord?

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 ...

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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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