A common problem faced by landlords wanting to evict their tenants is that once a court has granted a Possession Order, the tenant still refuses to leave.  This can be incredibly frustrating for the landlord as it may have already taken several months to obtain possession and they may have incurred substantial fees for legal…

The traditional system of conveyancing of unregistered land has been in existence for centuries, although it was overhauled by the Law Property Act 1925 (this was accompanied initially by the Land Registration Act 1925, which fully put into place the reforming system of land registration. This was continued by the Land Registration Act 2002).  The…

The long-awaited Supreme Court decision as to whether a landlord can succeed under Section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 has decided that in the case of S Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited 2018 where the Court unanimously allowed the tenant’s appeal in the much anticipated decision on the meaning…

When an owner of commercial business premises agrees to grant permission for those premises to be occupied by a third party, it is important to consider whether the occupation should be on the basis of a lease, a licence or a tenancy at will, as each option has its own advantages and disadvantages. Firstly, we…

The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993), introduced the right for tenants to request an extension on their existing tenancy. The Act gives eligible tenants the right to request a lease extension from their landlord with a payment of a premium and a peppercorn rent. There are two ways of obtaining…

A lease is an agreement, usually by way of a document in writing, which passes, affirms, or confirms an interest, right, or property and that is signed, witnessed, delivered and in some jurisdictions, sealed. This is commonly associated with transferring title to property, where an interest in the land or property is created, for a…

Typically, the conveyancing process will take around 8 to 12 weeks to complete (although it can be shorter or longer). We set out the various tasks and processes involved, and these are listed below. A Purchase Once your offer has been accepted on the property we receive the usual Memorandum of Sale from the estate…

As part of the conveyancing process we normally get asked by our clients why they have to answer further enquiries about the property they are selling when they feel they have already answered them, or they feel the question has such an obvious answer that it should not be asked in the first place. Clients…

As anyone who rents a property will know, private landlords owe a significant amount of duties to their tenants. These duties are particularly important in the context of possession, which can arise when a landlord requires the tenant to leave the property, but the tenant refuses. The most important duties are to comply with the…

A continuation of my article from last month about basement extensions. Having looked last month at basement extensions, the “other side of the coin” for the above legal expression (“cuius est solum eius est usque ed coelom et ad infernos” –  a conveyance of land includes the surface and everything below it as well as…

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