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Service charges – QLTA?

Qualifying long-term agreements are subject to the consultation requirements of s20 LTA 1985. This means that if there is a failure to consult, then there will be strict limits on the amounts that L ...

Registration gap – dangers

The ‘registration gap’ is the period between the transfer/completion of a property transaction, and the registration of that transaction at the LR. The danger is that an unregistered interest may be registered in that gap ...

Non-party – reputational damage?

To what extent can a non-party appeal a court decision because it affects their ...

Section 106 – ResPark?

The CA has held that a s106 planning agreement cannot include a provision that the new residences will not be entitled to a residents parking permit. Such ResPark-free agreements have been fairly common in the ...

Japanese knotweed – nuisance

The potential for litigation over Japanese knotweed was made clear by a Cardiff County Court decision we noted in our March 2017 issue (p7). Since then, the implications of that decision have become more widely ...

MEES – timetable

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards mean that Ls with properties with an EPC rating of less than ‘E’ will have to carry out works to improve the energy performance of the building in order to let, ...

Sentencing – health and safety

The Court of Appeal allowed a large company’s appeal against sentence for two health and safety offences. At issue was the appropriate level of fine for a very large business organisation (Tata Steel) for two ...

Financial remedies – post-separation accrual

The most complicated evidential issues in relation to post-separation accrual and financial remedies arise in respect of active growth, says the author of this useful summary of recent rulings on post-separation accrual. Careful analysis of ...

Airline flights – delay

The Denied Boarding Regs give compensation to passengers who arrive late if the flight departs from an EU airport.

Services – digital or non-digital?

We all know there are numerous EU directives on e-commerce and the ‘information society’. But, what services are subject to those provisions, and which are outside the information society (and thus subject to local ...

Data protection – GDPR

The General Data Protection Reg comes into force next year (25 May 2018). It is a major overhaul of the data protection rules. Key ...


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