Posted on October 24, 2023
The legal system in England and Wales is set to undergo significant changes with the introduction of new costs regime which was introduced on 1st October 2023. These changes will impact all new claims made after this date. Fixed recoverable costs are the set the amount of legal costs that the winning party can claim back from the losing party in civil litigation. They already apply in most low-value personal injury cases, but the government has extended these areas from October to include civil litigation.Read more...
Posted on May 17, 2023
On 17th May 2023 the Renters Reform Bill will be introduced into Parliament which will affect approximately 11 million renters and 2 million landlords in England.Read more...
Posted on March 28, 2023
For any tenancy granted after 1st October 2015, the tenant must be provided with the most recent How to Rent Guide available at the time. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has on 24th March 2023 issued a revised version of the guide. If you fail to serve your tenant with the relevant copy of the guide you will be unable to serve a valid S.21 Notice should this be required further down the line. It is therefore important to ensure this step has been followed at the outset of any new tenancy agreement. Read more...
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01273 582271 or email@example.com
You can find out more information at GOV.UK: www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-rent
Posted on August 2, 2022
We have spoken to a number of landlord clients recently who have agreed to extend their Section 21 deadlines in order to assist their tenants and the local council in rehousing the tenants. Read more...
This is risky.
It is really important that any landlord or agents note that a Section 21 notice can only be used as the basis of a possession claim if the possession claim is issued within 6 months of the date on which the Section 21 notice is given to the tenants.
On three recent occasions our landlord clients have granted extensions of the Section 21 notice whilst in discussions with the tenants and council. By the time they come to Barwells the 6 month period has expired and we then have to issue a new Section 21 notice.
If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 582271.
Posted on September 30, 2021
Now more than ever, as businesses are coming out of lockdown and reopening, it is so important to ensureRead more...
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