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Christmas Opening times

Please note that this firm will close for the Christmas break at midday on Friday the 22nd December 2017.We will re – open at 9.00 am on Tuesday the 2nd January 2018. We wish all of our clients , suppliers and professional colleagues a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Last call for Landlords in Wales!

If you are involved in the commercial letting of residential property in Wales, you would by now (hopefully!) be familiar with the requirement of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (“The Act”). The Act applies to all Landlords and Managing Agents that deal with property situated exclusively in Wales. The Act requires that all Landlords must .. read more

Notices and the Importance of getting them right

The recent High Court decision in Stodday Land Limited and Ripway Properties Limited V William Marsland Pye is an interesting decision in that it addresses the issue of the validity of a notice served upon a Tenant during the registration gap: namely the gap between completion of a sale of land and the registration by .. read more

Litigation behaviour

It’s much better to engage The recent case of Kupeli and others v Sirketi (t/a Cyprus Turkish Airlines) serves as a timely reminder (if one were needed) of the dangers involved in parties failing to properly engage with the process and conducting litigation in an uncompromising manner. In this case the Defendant was accused of .. read more

Proportionality –

Another one bites the dust! We have reported previously that the rules regarding recovery of legal costs are undergoing massive change. For many years a winning party could expect to recover a substantial contribution towards their legal costs from a losing party. In our experience a figure around 75 – 80 % was not unusual. .. read more

Christmas opening times

Please note that the firm will close at 12 pm on Thursday the 24th December 2015. We shall reopen at 9 am on Monday the 4th January 2016. We wish all of our clients and professional colleagues a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

End of the road…….

…….for motorists arguments over parking fines We would venture that most of us, at some point or another, have felt the sting of a parking ticket. A gentleman by the name of Mr Beavis certainly did and he did not take it lying down. Mr Beavis was fined £85 for overstaying his time in a .. read more

M&S loses in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has recently handed down a decision which finally provides clarity as regards a tenant’s obligation to pay rent at the end of a lease. Marks and Spencer ( “M&S”) occupied office space at The Point in Paddington. In 2011 M&S exercised a break clause in the lease which had the effect of .. read more

The Deregulation Act 2015

If you are a residential landlord then you need to be aware of the above Act. On the 1st October 2015 sections 33 and 34 of The Deregulation Act 2015(“the act”) came into force. The act introduces a raft of changes to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (“AST”) but sections 33 and 34 are particularly significant. The .. read more

Landlords guide to possession

This brief guide is designed to give landlords the basic information that will help them understand the legal process of applying for possession of residential property. This guide does not apply to commercial property. The initial steps A landlord may have many reasons for wanting to regain possession of a property which has been let .. read more