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PRESS RELEASE: Basement developments: How to fight back

News article published on: 12th August 2019

Basement developments are growing ever more popular, particularly in wealthy London boroughs, leaving homeowners fearful that neighbours’ excavation projects will damage their homes, wipe thousands off house prices and cause endless noise and inconvenience. Battling a neighbours’ proposed development can be a daunting prospect but you do have a right to be notified of the […]

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Landlords & Letting Agents be Warned

News article published on: 10th April 2019

On 12 February 2019, the Tenant Fees Bill received Royal Assent and comes into effect on the 1 June 2019 The Act prevents landlord and letting agents from charging certain fee to tenants and prospective tenants of assured short-hold tenancies and student accommodation in England Wales. For security deposits, if the annual rent is less […]

EMA Decision: Permission Granted to Appeal

News article published on: 2nd April 2019

On the 1st March the EMA was granted permission to appeal on condition that they continue to comply with their lease obligations pending any appeal. The property sector will therefore need to wait to see if the EMA pursue an appeal and if so, whether their efforts will result in the decision of Judge Marcus […]

The Importance of Declarations of Trust

News article published on: 5th November 2018

The recent decision in the case of Culliford v Thorpe [2018] EWHC 426 (Ch) serves as a reminder to cohabiting unmarried couples of the importance of agreeing a declaration of trust where their interests in a property are shared. In this case a co-habiting couple, Mr C and Mr T agreed that a property which […]

Court of Appeal Clarifies the Definition of ‘Landlord’ in Victory for Osbornes Law

News article published on: 5th November 2018

It is now not uncommon for home owners to enter into company let agreements with property companies who are authorised under the company let agreement to let to sub-tenants under assured shorthold tenancies. These agreements guarantee the owner a fixed rent each month and avoid many of the responsibilities of being a landlord. Such agreements […]

The Frustrating Implications of Brexit!

News article published on: 24th September 2018

Landlords up and down the country are awaiting the outcome of the case between European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) and Canary Wharf Group as to whether Brexit frustrates the EMA’ s 25 year lease. If the court find in the EMA’s favour, it could have huge implications for the economy. A contract may be discharged on […]

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