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  • How Landlords can recover Double Rent
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    How Landlords can recover Double Rent? If a tenant remains in occupation of a commercial property after the expiration of the term of his/her lease, a landlord may be entitled to seek double value or double rent from the former tenant, now trespasser. These entitlements stem from somewhat ancient statutes, namely, Section 1 of the… Learn more

  • Paula Coyle - Residential Conveyancing
    Buy to Let
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    Buy to Let is a term that really came into common knowledge during the rental property boom of the early 21st century, when mortgages of all kinds were at their easiest to get approved, and a relatively large number of people started to view property investment as a legitimate alternative to a pension. In a… Learn more

  • Landlords – What changes you can expect in 2017
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    Landlords – What changes you can expect in 2017 Legislation relating to landlords has changed significantly in recent years and 2017 is no different. Consequently, landlords need to ensure that they do not fall foul of the new amendments. Housing & Planning Act 2016 The Housing & Planning Act 2016 comes into force on 6th… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Will universal credits affect tenants paying their rent?
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    With the introduction of universal credits in stages from April 2013 to October 2017 by the government, this is a natural question for landlords.  Universal credits (explained in full on https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit) aim to replace the 6 main benefits.  As it is, tenants in receipt of benefits receive them directly and, by virtue of the fact… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Thousands of people taken to court over council tax payments
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    We have heard in the news today thousands of people are being taken to court for their failure to pay council tax when it falls due.  It is thought this is as a result in the changes in the benefits system that came into effect in April this year. It seems the changes are also… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Residential possession proceedings – what happens?
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    We have had a busy week this week in the litigation team both in and out of courtroom in respect of residential possession proceedings. Our instructions have mostly been from landlords seeking possession of the property on the basis tenants have fallen into arrears of rent.   We start by sending a notice seeking possession of… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Deposit Protection Schemes
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    For all assured shorthold tenancies created after 06 April 2007, Landlords must enter deposits into a deposit protection scheme. There are four schemes available that include: Tenancy Deposit Scheme MyDeposits Deposit Protection Service (Custodial and Insured) Capita Tenancy Deposit Protection The above schemes are all supported by the government and are designed to help ensure… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Changes to Energy Performance Regulations
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      Since the introduction of the 2012 EPC Regulations, which came into force last January 2013, landlord’s in Leicester are having to decide whether or not their premises should display the Energy Performance Certificate (‘EPC’). The changes will affect premises which are frequently visited by the public and have a floor area of more than… Learn more


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