IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

 Hilary Garnett
  May 21, 2020
In our blog of 24 April we reported on the Government’s press release announcing measures to protect companies and commercial tenants from aggressive rent collection by their landlords during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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 Kirsty Jackson
  May 20, 2020
It is easy to overlook the importance of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in Lease transactions. Generally, parties are keen to get the Lease completed as soon as possible and, although it is a legal requirement that an EPC is made available when a property is marketed for sale or let, the commissioning of an EPC is often an afterthought or box ticking exercise.
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 Kirsty Jackson
  May 19, 2020
​A recent Supreme Court judgement found that a landlord had breached its obligation to the other flat tenants to enforce the tenant covenants of the flat leases by giving its consent to alterations which were prohibited by the leases.
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  May 18, 2020
There has been several farming disputes before the courts in recent years and the latest decision in the case of Guest v Guest [2019] reminds us of the remedies available to successful Claimants in proprietary estoppel claims.
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 Lindsey Frith
  May 14, 2020
​The Government estimates that over 450,000 property sales and lettings have been halted since the restrictions on viewings and house moves were imposed back in March, but new guidance in England this week means estate agents, removal companies and conveyancers can get back to work.
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  May 14, 2020
The “forfeiture rule” under The Forfeiture Act 1982 prohibits a person from benefiting from the estate of the person he/she unlawfully killed, however the Court has a discretion to waive forfeiture in certain cases.
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 Nick Armitage
  May 13, 2020
Landlords, tenants and property professionals will welcome a new version of the Code for leasing business premises in England & Wales, published by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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  May 7, 2020
An interesting judgement was delivered at Leeds County Court last month in the case of Bullockv Denton &Willoughby [2020]. The Claimant, Yvonne Bullock moved in with her partner just over 3 years before his sudden and unexpected death in May 2017.
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