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Residential Landlords - Provide a Gas Safety Certificate on time or lose the right to no fault eviction
Residential Landlords - Provide a Gas Safety Certificate on time or lose the right...

Since the Deregulation Act 2015 came into force, landlords are under an obligation to provide their tenants with copies of various documents at the outset of a tenancy, including the most recent gas...

What’s the hullabaloo about s.21 Notices and the end to “no fault” evictions of residential tenants?
What’s the hullabaloo about s.21 Notices and the end to “no fault” evictions...

What’s the hullabaloo about s.21 Notices and the end to “no fault” evictions of residential tenants? The Current Position Under current legislation, landlords are able to...

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 – What will it mean for me?
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 – What will it mean for me?

New guidance has been issued on the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (“the Act”) which is due to come into force on 1 June 2019. As of 1 June 2019, all new tenancies will be subject to the new...

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...

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 Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 1
The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 1

The childhood maxim of “do not judge a book by its cover” rings true far into adulthood. When I first took the role at Pardoes I was warned by my new boss that she can be difficult but...