Landlord,Tenant and Property News

SIPPs and Your Business PropertyAugust 17, 2017

The Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) was introduced in order to give people far more control over how their pension pots are invested and have proven...

Removing or Modifying Covenants Over LandAugust 17, 2017

  Covenants over property are a potential nightmare for developers but fortunately there are circumstances in which a covenant can be removed. If the beneficiaries of the...

Procedural Failure Means Court of Appeal Hearing for RTM CompanyJuly 13, 2017

The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 gives tenants of qualifying premises the right to have the landlord's management functions transferred to a right to...

Annoyed With a Tenant? Don’t Take the Law Into Your Own Hands!July 4, 2017

The law protects tenants against mistreatment and landlords who ignore their tenants' rights are courting disaster. In one case that strikingly proved the point, a...

Restrictive Covenant Modification Enables Home DevelopmentJune 15, 2017

Restrictive covenants often date back many years and a delicate balance sometimes has to be struck between their enforcement and the public interest in efficient...

Council Obliged to Give Reasons for Approving Stadium DevelopmentJune 1, 2017

There is no statutory requirement for local authorities to give reasons for granting planning consent. However, an important Court of Appeal case concerning a football...

Penal Landlord and Tenant Agreement Struck Down by High CourtMay 10, 2017

Penal contractual terms that seek to impose exorbitant or unconscionable obligations are generally not worth the paper they are written on. The High Court found...

Can’t Agree a Commercial Rent? Court Steps InMay 8, 2017

Calculation of commercial rents is more of an art than a science and disputes are sadly common. However, as one case involving a Polish-themed bar...

Landlord Repairs Must Be Reasonable, Not Most EconomicalApril 20, 2017

A long leasehold tenant has had mixed fortunes in opposing a charge for more than £55,000 after her council landlord undertook a major programme of...

Ignore the Planners and See What HappensMarch 30, 2017

A landlord who decided to go ahead with a property development after the planners had turned it down ended up significantly worse off after he...

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