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  • Posted on March 31, 2020
    2020 is going to be a year of change for many Landlords with new legislation coming into effect covering everything from tenancy fees to energy efficiency. A very quick guide to some of the changes that may affect you are as follows:
  • Posted on March 30, 2020
    The Court rules put in place to govern Possession hearings have been amended with immediate effect from the 27th of March 2020. They will postpone all Possession Proceedings and all proceedings seeking to enforce an Order for Possession for a period of 90 days.

    What does this mean?
    This means that Landlords will not be able to evict tenants, with the exception of injunctive proceedings in emergency cases. Whilst this of course provides important protection for tenants, it does create a difficult situation for Landlords, especially where large amounts of rent arrears are due and subsequently accruing.

    I’m a Landlord, what should I do?
    If you are a Landlord and you would like to discuss this subject in any further detail please do not hesitate to contact either Lauren Chambers, Kayleigh Dowty or Sarah Rebello on 01323 875050 or email litigation@barwells.com .
  • Posted on February 6, 2020
    Whether you are a seasoned property investor or you are selling your property for the first time, one of the most important documents you will have to fill in during the process is the Property Information Form.
    As the name suggests, this form contains information about the property’s ownership, boundaries, disputes, compliance with building regulations and other factors affecting the property. The Form forms part of the contract and is binding on the seller, therefore all the information provided has to be to the seller’s best knowledge.
  • Posted on August 6, 2019
    As all landlords know you now need to make sure that your tenants receive the Governments “How to Rent” booklet; and that it MUST be the version that is current to the date that the tenancy started.
  • Posted on July 12, 2019
    Settlement Agreements (previously known as compromise agreements) are a useful tool for ending employment relationships on mutually agreed terms.