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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Posted in Real Estate News

Right to rent: government shifts responsibility onto landlords

From 1 February 2016 landlords across the country will become responsible for policing the immigration status of their tenants New legislation will impose fines of up to £3,000 on landlords in England who rent out their property to illegal immigrants. To avoid this fine, landlords will have to carry out more stringent immigration and identity

Posted in Case Updates

A brace of cases on the right to enfranchise

The last two months have seen two key appeals in which the court was required to decide whether the tenant of a particular type of building should enjoy the statutory right to acquire the freehold of a house. This right is enshrined in the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. The properties, and the questions for the court

Posted in Case Updates

More leisure time for timeshare owners

Timeshare owners of Elham House in Canterbury will celebrate a recent High Court decision confirming that you can grant a binding property right (easement) to use facilities such as a golf course, swimming pool or tennis court. Until this decision, it was unclear whether use of leisure facilities could exist as an easement as stringent