News archive: May 2019

  • Posted on May 29, 2019
    As of the 1 June 2019, Landlord’s, but more importantly Lettings Agents, will be unable to charge “administrative fees” to tenants for the preparation of a tenancy agreement.
  • Posted on May 9, 2019
    “High Street estate agents are not buried yet” so says Sophie Smith in the Daily Telegraph.
  • Posted on May 8, 2019
    The basic principle of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEEs) which came into force on 1 April 2018 is fairly straightforward to understand. Both residential and non- residential/commercial (“domestic and non-domestic properties”) require a Minimum Energy Efficiency Rating of “E”. As we have now passed 1 April 2018 the critical date for the grant of new tenancies, we must now consider the Landlord’s ongoing obligations where they continue to let both residential and commercial properties.
  • Posted on May 1, 2019
    A conference has been held jointly by Cafcass ( and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts ( It was attended by over a hundred professionals from family law, health and social care backgrounds. The purpose of the conference was to start a conversation about effective co-parenting in the modern age.

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