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New lettings – summary

 A summary of the current position on new residential tenancies in the private sector:

  • Lobbying – register

    Anyone – including law firms – who lobbies ministers must register under the Transparency of Lobbying etc Act 2014. ...

Labour market disadvantage – Smith damages

Smith v Manchester [1974] damages are awarded to compensate the claimant for future disadvantage in the labour market. Thus we are dealing with loss of future earning capacity, not future loss of earnings. For instance, ...

Costs – proportionality trumps reasonableness

Master O’Hare has confirmed that ‘proportionality’ trumps ‘reasonableness’. The two are different concepts – and proportionality prevails over reasonableness. ...

Sentencing – corporate manslaughter

   A definitive sentencing guideline, Corporate Manslaughter & Health and Safety Offences Causing Death, has been published by the Sentencing Council. It replaces earlier, limited guidance in relation to corporate manslaughter, H&S, food safety and ...

Administration – safeguarding ‘essential supplies’

IA 1986 prevents suppliers of essential supplies (such as gas and electricity) from holding insolvent companies to ransom by demanding payment of outstanding invoices as a condition of continued supply. Typically, such suppliers will have ...

Basements – ‘special foundations’

Basement extensions are controversial. Typically, the method of construction will be by reinforced concrete, which then enables neighbours to argue that these are ‘special foundations’ requiring consent under Party Wall Act 1996. ...

EPC – non-domestic

The energy performance certificate rules come into force on 1 April 2018. After that date it will not be possible to let non-domestic (or domestic) property if the EPC rating is F or G. The ...

Family – immigration

How do family law and the immigration system interrelate? The court faced this challenge in a recent case and dealt with it in a notably practical way. Briefly, M had her child (J) at the ...

Trusts – variation of trusts

An application under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958 to vary the trusts of four family settlements, and for the compromise of an issue as to the validity of the two most recent of those ...

Forfeiture – steps

What steps must L take before forfeiting a lease? From a contractual point of view, L simply needs there to be a proviso for re-entry (since that sets out the right to forfeit). Conventionally, this ...

Japanese knotweed – pre-contract enquiries

Japanese knotweed can lie dormant for up to 20 years, especially after poor herbicide treatment. It has been estimated that over 1% of domestic properties are, or have been, infested, all of whom could have ...


Most-read articles

Administration – safeguarding ‘essential supplies’
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
IA 1986 prevents suppliers of essential supplies (such as gas and electricity) from holding insolvent companies to ransom by demanding payment of outstanding invoices as a condition of continued... Read more...
Japanese knotweed – pre-contract enquiries
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
Japanese knotweed can lie dormant for up to 20 years, especially after poor herbicide treatment. It has been estimated that over 1% of domestic properties are, or have been, infested, all of whom... Read more...
Sentencing – corporate manslaughter
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
   A definitive sentencing guideline, Corporate Manslaughter & Health and Safety Offences Causing Death, has been published by the Sentencing Council. It replaces earlier, limited guidance in... Read more...
Trusts – variation of trusts
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
An application under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958 to vary the trusts of four family settlements, and for the compromise of an issue as to the validity of the two most recent of those settlements,... Read more...
Lobbying – register
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
Anyone – including law firms – who lobbies ministers must register under the Transparency of Lobbying etc Act 2014. Read more...
Costs – proportionality trumps reasonableness
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
Master O’Hare has confirmed that ‘proportionality’ trumps ‘reasonableness’. The two are different concepts – and proportionality prevails over reasonableness. Read more...
EPC – non-domestic
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
The energy performance certificate rules come into force on 1 April 2018. After that date it will not be possible to let non-domestic (or domestic) property if the EPC rating is F or G. The Regs... Read more...
Labour market disadvantage – Smith damages
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
Smith v Manchester [1974] damages are awarded to compensate the claimant for future disadvantage in the labour market. Thus we are dealing with loss of future earning capacity, not future loss of... Read more...
New lettings – summary
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
 A summary of the current position on new residential tenancies in the private sector: Read more...
Forfeiture – steps
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
What steps must L take before forfeiting a lease? From a contractual point of view, L simply needs there to be a proviso for re-entry (since that sets out the right to forfeit). Conventionally, this... Read more...

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