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Date: 17 Feb 2015

Landlords and letting agents should move in on tenancy deposit protection

In light of the recent Charalambous Court of Appeal case, it is crucial that landlords take action to safeguard their tenancy deposits when dealing with Assured Shorthold Tenancies.

Date: 17 Feb 2015

Entrenched position over ditch to cost thousands

Two couples who entered into a protracted legal argument over the ownership of a ditch have been left facing legal costs of £500,000 after the dispute ended up in the Court of Appeal.

Date: 13 Feb 2015

Apartment block tenants face £20 million bill for freehold

Victory by residents of a prestige mansion block in their five-year struggle to acquire the building's freehold proving to be a mixed blessing

Date: 11 Feb 2015

Right to buy deal binding, rules court

More cases are coming to court alleging that 'undue influence' has been used to persuade a person to do something that is not in their best interest 

Date: 10 Feb 2015

Gas safety note for landlords

Residential landlords will be aware of their legal responsibility under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to have annual safety inspections 

Date: 09 Feb 2015

Landowner wins power cables compensation fight

Landowner has won the right to substantial compensation from an electricity company

Date: 06 Feb 2015

Rights to light – proposed changes in the law

The right to light has always been a complex and confusing area of law in the UK.

Date: 05 Feb 2015

Equity release scheme dangers highlighted by court ruling

A woman who sold her home at a fraction of its true value, on the understanding that she could stay there for life, is facing eviction

Date: 03 Feb 2015

Property dispute imposes heavy cost penalty for couple

A recent claim for negligence against a firm of architects has led to a couple rueing their decision to litigate a dispute

Date: 02 Feb 2015

Informal agreement leads to court appearance for neighbours

Informal agreements can often lead to later problems, especially where rights over property are concerned.