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Landlord’s Obligations to Consult with Residential Leaseholders

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 21st 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

Landlord’s should consult with residential leaseholders before either carrying out works above a certain value to a building, or entering into any long term agreement for the provision of services.  That obligation only applies where a “qualifying long term agreement” is in effect.  This is normally an Agreement (such as...

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GDPR and the Role of Landlords and their Agents

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 21st 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

New angles to the GDPR legislation arise every week.  One of the issues affecting the property market is the role of property owners and landlords where they hold personal data. 

Landlords, managing agents and sales or letting agents will obviously find themselves holding information about tenants occupying properties owned by their...

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New Japanese Knotweed (fallopia japonica) Case Causes Concern

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 13th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

As you may be aware, Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species in the UK, which although superficially attractive, causes major structural problems to buildings.  At its most prolific, it can grow up to 20cm a day. Its roots are 3 metres deep and it can grow through concrete. It spreads...

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A Year Of Challenge For Buy To Let Landlords

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 12th 2017 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

The next 12 months will be a challenging time for buy-to-let investors as tax changes take effect, the stamp duty surcharge continues to bite and new rules come into play with regard to lettings.

Landlords face changes to Mortgage Tax Relief which will be phased in from April 2017. The Society...

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Emails – curse of the modern legal world?! – so say the Judges

Posted by Mark Ollier on December 20th 2016 in All .

Emails – curse of the modern legal world?! – so say the Judges

Judges should be able to prevent litigants in person inundating the court with emails. So says Lady Justice King.

"Whilst every judge is sympathetic to the challenges faced by litigants in person, justice simply cannot be done through a...

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Airbnb Type Lettings in Leasehold Properties

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 20th 2016 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

A Tribunal case has been reported about using a residential flat for Airbnb accommodation. In this case a Lease contained a covenant not use the premises… “for any purpose whatsoever other than as a private residence”.

Air Bnb is a letting room website – (there are others!) – whereby ordinary members...

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