Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rent arrears on the rise again

The BBC reported last month that nearly 12% of all rent paid by residential tenants was in arrears.  Up by two percent from December 2010.  Traditionally, January is a time where arrears pick up as people tend to over extend themselves … Continue reading

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Beware the consultation requirements…

One of the most important pieces of statutory protection for long leasehold residential tenants is section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.  This requires landlords who are undertaking qualifying works or entering a qualifying long term agreement to … Continue reading

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Ineffective CCJ’s?

Those of you who were listening to BBC Radio 5 Live on Friday morning would have heard Claire Sandbrook of Shergroup (http://www.shergroup.net) quoting various statistics regarding the effectiveness of County Court Judgments and revealing that historically only around 30% of County … Continue reading

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