Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

New housing rules to control immigration

On the 3rd September 2014 the Immigration and Security Minister announced that the new measures contained within the Immigration Act 2014 that will see landlords face fines if they rent homes to illegal immigrants without checking ‘their right to rent’. A pilot scheme will be launched in Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton first as [...]

Business tenancy renewal refused in light of tenant breaches

Often landlord clients wrongly believe that they do not have a ‘real’ opportunity to oppose an application for a new business tenancy – they hold the view that a Court will allow the tenant to remedy the breach and grant them a new term This is not always the case Landlords will often oppose on [...]

Landlords Fined £10,000.00 By Local Authority For The Condition Of Their Property

The need for landlords to ensure that the properties they let out are in good condition cannot be over estimated. Landlords have responsibilities to maintain the structure and utilities within their property either through the tenancy or by statutory requirements. If they fail to do so the Local Authority can require works to be carried [...]

Lease Extensions and Enfranchisement is Made Simpler

On a more helpful note, following the Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Act 2014 coming into force on 13th May 2014, the requirement for tenants to personally sign the Notice of Claim or Initial Notice when seeking to extend leases or collective enfranchisements has been removed.  This not only removed the not inconsiderable logistical problems of getting all [...]

Leasehold Update; Phillips v Francis – The Wait Continues

We were hoping to have reported on the decision of the Court of Appeal on this case, which you may recall considered the relevant ‘major works’ that applied before a landlord is obliged to follow statutory consultation procedures, i.e. in relation to whether any single lease holder had to contribute more than £250 towards single [...]

Anti-Social behaviour – New Laws or new nuisance? A new approach

Date: Wednesday 11th June Time: 3.30pm registration for a 4.00pm start Venue: British Library, St Pancras, London Dealing with anti-social behaviour issues can be a complex, costly, time consuming and frustrating business for Housing Associations and Local Authorities. This free seminar explains how the new legislation will introduce simpler and more effective powers to tackle [...]

Barclays & Prince Evans Solicitors – West London Commercial Property Seminar

DATE: WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL TIME: 5.30PM REGISTRATION FOR A 6PM START VENUE: EALING GOLF CLUB, PERIVALE LANE, GREENFORD, UB6 8TS If you’re a developer interested in commercial property in West London, we’d like to invite you to a free evening seminar with guest speakers. The event will cover: • the current state of the local [...]

Free Seminar: Lease Extensions: What You Need to Know to Do Things Right

DATE: MONDAY 12TH MAY TIME: 5.30PM REGISTRATION FOR A 6PM START VENUE: EALING GOLF CLUB, PERIVALE LANE, GREENFORD, UB6 8TS Calling All Property Professionals! Ealing Property Expert, John Bishop of Colin Bibra Estate Agents and Property Lawyers, Anthony Best and Jeremy Teall of Prince Evans Solicitors, Ealing’s Leading Law Firm, have joined forces to present [...]

The Effects Of Bedroom Tax A Year On

A recent survey commissioned by the National Housing Federation (NHF) says that the Bedroom Tax is “heaping misery and hardship” on affected families. Bedroom Tax was introduced by the Government in April 2013. It affects 660,000 housing benefit claimants living in social housing across the UK. The policy imposes an average penalty of between £14 [...]

Winkworth Seminar: Why buy in Ealing and Acton?

DATE: WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL TIME: 5.30PM REGISTRATION FOR A 6PM START VENUE: DOUBLE TREE HILTON, 2-8 HANGER LANE, EALING W5 3HN Ealing and Acton has everything going for it: ideally situated between the West End and Heathrow, superb road, tube and rail links – and that’s before the arrival of Crossrail in 2018, an unusually [...]