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Leaseholders Not Liable for Replacing Windows
Tenants who are faced with unexpected demands in respect of repair costs would be well advised to seek…
Tenants Can Purchase Freehold When Landlord Cannot Be Found
The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 gives qualifying leaseholders the right to join together to…
Use of Right of Way Not Unreasonable Interference
Disputes about rights of way often arise between owners of neighbouring residential properties, but can also be an…
Tenants Succeed in Rent Repayment Application
Tenants of poorly maintained properties are not powerless and have the ability to apply for rent repayment orders…
Landlord Counts Cost of Obstructing Collective Enfranchisement
The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 gives leaseholders the right to buy the freehold of…
Removal of Guttering Leads to Costly Court Battle
Disagreements between neighbours over where the boundary between their properties lies can ultimately lead to litigation costs far…
Wrong Address a Reasonable Excuse for Landlord
Landlords would be well advised to ensure all records regarding their properties are kept up to date. Recently,…
Flat Owner Not Liable for Pre-existing Structural Issues
When building owners carry out works on their property, are they liable for damage to adjoining properties that…
Claim for SDLT Relief on Annex Unsuccessful
When buying a property consisting of more than one residence, it may be possible to claim multiple dwellings…
Tenant Succeeds in Reducing Service Charges
A case recently decided by the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) serves as a reminder to tenants to check the…
Marks & Spencer Claims Planning Victory at High Court
A High Court challenge brought by Marks & Spencer (M&S) has resulted in victory for the retailer. M&S…
Business Use of Residential Property – Upper Tribunal Strikes the Balance
Any proposal to make business use of a purpose-built residential property is likely to draw objections. However, as…
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