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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More