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Swindells v Ayannuga: Is substantial compliance with the tenancy deposit requirements enough?

When the Localism Act 2011 brought in changes to the tenancy deposit framework many people thought that may be the end of the TDS litigation that had been coming before the courts for the last few years since they were … Continue reading

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Section 20: Project by Project or Year by Year?

While most of us were preparing for Christmas dinner, the Chancellor of the High Court was handing down judgment in the case of Phillips and Goddard v Francis and Francis, a decision that has caused quite a stir in the … Continue reading

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Channel 4 Dispatches : The Truth About Leaseholds (#PropertyNightmare)

Last night on Channel 4, Morland Sanders took a quick 30 minute look at some of the worst excesses of the leasehold property system.  What did we learn from his brief sojourn into the world of residential landlord and tenant … Continue reading

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Section 60 costs – the great imbalance

With more and more leasehold bloggers popping up and writing about recent case law, I thought I would try and be inventive and write about something that I have recent experience of instead.  When extending a lease under the Leasehold … Continue reading

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Magnohard Ltd v Cadogan decides a block of flats is not a house

Previous authorities on the question of what is a house reasonably so called prompted a number of readers of my blog to get in touch to discuss whether the buildings in which they occupied could be described as “houses” in … Continue reading

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The 18 Month Rule: When does the clock start running?

The 18 month rule can often be a headache for landlords and managing agents. Equally it is viewed by some residential tenants as a loophole for avoiding payment for services that they have enjoyed the benefit of but would rather not pay for.  … Continue reading

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Service Charges in London: How are they calculated, charged and administered by landlords and paid for by leaseholders?

The London Assembley has published a report asking the questions on everyone’s lips, in response to an apparently bulging mailbag of complaints from residential tenants about their service charges and disputes with their landlords.  My own view is that many … Continue reading

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