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Commercial landlords – Rent or possession?
Commercial landlords – Rent or possession?

It has been a tough year for the retail sector this year, with many retail tenants falling into arrears. When managing their portfolios, commercial landlords need to consider their remedies in such...

Residential letting fees are nearly a thing of the past!
Residential letting fees are nearly a thing of the past!

The Tenant Fee Bill (“the Bill”), originally published in November 2017, has undergone the committee stage of pre-legislative scrutiny with no amendments. The Bill will now head to...

Why aren’t there more longer tenancies for private residential properties?
Why aren’t there more longer tenancies for private residential properties?

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has recently launched a consultation on “Overcoming the Barriers to Longer Tenancies in the Private Rented Sector”. The...

The dreaded Deregulation Act 2015
The dreaded Deregulation Act 2015

By now most landlords are au fait with the Deregulation Act 2015 (“the Act”) which came into force on 1 October 2015. The Act prevents landlords serving a section 21 Notice for eviction...

Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy!
Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy!

Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy! Most landlords are now fairly comfortable with the Deregulation Act and the rules it imposes such as,...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Back to school…literallyI was lucky enough to be invited back to my old school this week, to speak with pupils at their careers evening and I wanted to elaborate on my 5 top tips for aspiring...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Awards evening Pardoes run awards evenings in which different categories of employee are recognised such as employee of the year and innovator of the year. I am very lucky to work at a firm that...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Christmas party timeChristmas had rolled around quickly as always. I had been a Legal Assistant for nearly 6 months and had just about figured out what I was supposed to be doing. The problem...

Landlords, should you have a HMO Licence?
Landlords, should you have a HMO Licence?

As most landlords know, under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, a landlord may serve a section 21 notice on an assured shorthold tenant giving a minimum two months’ notice that they intend to...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Then what…Having been offered the job I went back to revising for my finals and put the whole growing up and getting a job drama to the back of my mind. My final exam, the Law of Trusts,...