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Articles under Residential property
Date: 12 Nov 2013
A woman who paid £100,000 for the lease of a seaside flat was caught entirely unawares when a possession order was made against her.
Date: 11 Nov 2013
Holiday chalet tenants who could end up paying their landlord more than a million pounds annually have failed in a Court of Appeal bid to escape from their catastrophically bad bargain.
Date: 06 Nov 2013
A recent ruling (Paratus AMC Ltd. v Fosuhene) by the Court of Appeal opened the way for the eviction of a mother and her two children after it found that they had no more rights than common trespassers.
Date: 05 Nov 2013
The Court of Appeal has served a warning to residential landlords over how they deal with tenants’ deposits
Date: 04 Nov 2013
Homeowners who were directed by an adjudicator to pay almost £90,000 to builders who carried out an ambitious refurbishment of their property have failed to convince the High Court that they are entitled to a £40,000 set-off against that sum in respect of delays to the project.
Date: 28 Aug 2013
Owning a residential property through a company used to be seen as a neat way to avoid paying tax. Now however, the law has changed. Property partner, Chris Hardy explains.
Date: 11 Jul 2013
The recent property case illustrates that ‘it is not for the claimants to take advantage of their own wrong’.
Date: 04 Jul 2013
The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 gives occupiers of long leasehold flats which have been ‘constructed or adapted for use as a dwelling’ the right to buy their freeholds and sets up a procedure for this to be effected.
Date: 03 Jul 2013
Chris Hardy, residential property partner, discusses the steps you need to take to manage your own rental property
Date: 14 May 2013
As the housing rental boom continues, Sarah McLoughlin, senior associate in the property litigation team, looks at the thorny issue of service charges and highlights two recent court cases.