Last year a really worrying decision for landlords renting out flats owned on a long lease popped up, the case of Edwards v Kumarasamy. In this decision, the Court of Appeal overturned the accepted … [Read more...]
This section contains posts about or commenting on significant legal cases in landlord & tenant law.
There is a legal rule called ‘implied surrender’ or ‘surrender by operation of law’. This says that if a party to a tenancy or lease acts in a way that is inconsistent with an intention to continue … [Read more...]
The main reason many landlords instruct agents to act for them is so they can find a suitable tenant for their property. Inevitably one of the biggest complaints against agents is that the tenant they … [Read more...]
I used to periodically get rung up by a nice man from one of the High Court Sheriff firms telling me how they did a much better job than the bailiffs. “We can get you an appointment within 24 … [Read more...]
Khuja v Chowdhury is a recent case on tenancy deposits from the County Court. It has been published on BAILII so it is likely to be influential. So you need to know about it. The case was a … [Read more...]
David Smith of Anthony Gold solicitors reports on a new Court of Appeal decision that will seriously affect landlords and agents. As a landlord or letting agent you probably thought: That … [Read more...]