Bali v Manaquel Company Limited, County Court at Central London (HHJ Hand QC), 15th April 2016. Mr Bali was the assured shorthold tenant of Manaquel Company Limited. A tenancy deposit was paid by Mr Bali to Manaquel in connection with the tenancy and the tenancy deposit was protected within the required 30 days. A section […]

Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz. Central London County Court. 2 February 2018 (See judgement here). The circuit judge was HHJ Jan Luba QC (an experienced housing lawyer and an author of the LAG Housing Law Caselaw books amongst others). DJ Bloom had dismissed an accelerated possession claim by Caridon Property by concluding that Regulation […]

From 01 October 2015 a new prescribed form of section 21 notice was required to be used for any Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (‘AST’) commencing on or after 01 October 2015. The Form 6A was also amended following its first publication by the Department for Local Communities and Government. As confirmed by s.41 of the […]

The Government has rejected a petition signed by nearly 10,400 agents that proposed a tenant fees cap instead of an outright ban. The petition was started by a letting agent Rob Farrelly who began his own business Friend & Farrelly Property Services eight years ago, e-petition 206569 was signed by agents all over the UK. […]

The High Court has given permission for a legal review to be launched into the Government’s Right to Rent policy. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has been granted permission by the High Court to proceed with their legal challenge against the policy. When Theresa May was Home Secretary, she introduced the […]

All lettings agents will soon be required by law to sign up to an approved Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme or face a fine. Almost 9 million households in England’s private rented and leasehold sectors will benefit from stronger protections against rogue letting and managing agents thanks to new government proposals announced . A new […]

London Borough of Camden v Foxtons Ltd [2017] UKUT 349 (AAC) This was the first appeal in this jurisdiction to come before an Upper Tribunal and the crux of the appeal brought by the London Borough of Camden was whether the revised description of Foxtons fees complied with the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The Consumer […]

What is Universal Credit? Universal Credit is a monthly payment for people who are either unemployed, or working but on a low income. It will eventually replace all of the following benefits and tax credits: • Income Support• Child Tax Credit• Housing Benefit• Working Tax Credit• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Section 11 […]

The Draft Tenant Fees Bill

25th November 2017 0

The draft bill on banning agency fees paid by tenants was published last week. The Draft Tenant Fees Bill has not been put before parliament yet thus is yet to be scrutinised by Parliament; changes are likely to occur to the draft bill before enforcement of the new law which is to be cited as the […]

One of the frequently asked question is; my tenants have rent arrears what can I do? The answer to this question is based on the an assumption the property is a residential property and the tenancy in place is an assured shorthold tenancy. If the rent arrears are more than 2 months or if the […]