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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Posted in Case Updates

The Return of Superstrike – Tenancy Deposit Schemes – residential landlords must protect deposits afresh if the tenant remains beyond the fixed term

Tenancy Deposit Schemes continue to trip up landlords in the residential sector with yet another court decision on how the scheme should work. The legal framework requires landlords to do two things within 30 days of receiving the deposit: pay the deposit into a registered scheme; and give the tenant certain prescribed information about how

Posted in Real Estate

Reasonable doubt when applying for landlord’s consent

Do landlords have to act reasonably when dealing with a tenant’s application for consent?  This is a surprisingly tricky question.  The starting point is always what the lease says about the landlord’s obligations if the tenant seeks permission e.g. to –assign, underlet or carry out alterations.  However, the lease is not the complete picture as

Posted in Real Estate News

Avoiding trespass: Queen’s Speech supports oil and gas exploration

Yesterday, in the Queen’s Speech, the Government confirmed plans to support the unconventional gas and oil industry by facilitating horizontal drilling without landowner consent. Implementing these plans could enable this industry to bring forward their activities (and the implementation of the controversial “fracking” technique) more quickly but industry supporters may say there is more to