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Lease of office building modified to allow conversion to residential flats

2nd October 2019 | Andrew Liddell

In the case of Shaviram Normandy Ltd v Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council [2019] the Tenant wanted to convert the building into residential flats.  However, his landlord, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, refused to vary the lease so he made an application to the Tribunal under section 84(1) of the Law of Property Act 1925. The […]

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Buying a tenanted buy-to-let investment property?

16th September 2019 | Andrew Liddell

If you are looking to buy a property that has tenants already in it, there are a number of additional documents that you need to see, in addition to the normal conveyancing documents you would expect to see when buying a house. The additional documents relate to the requirements of letting a property in order […]

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We’re Hiring!

6th September 2019 | Andrew Liddell

Our reception needs a new Receptionist. If you would like to join our friendly professional team and work as a Receptionist and Administrator in our bright, modern, refurbished office at Landons Solicitors in Brentwood please see send your CV to enquiries@landons.co.uk For further details please see Vacancies .

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Consultation on vulnerable people in court proceedings launched

6th September 2019 | Andrew Liddell

The Civil Justice Council has launched a consultation on vulnerable people in civil court proceedings with the publication of its consultation paper. The consultation papers contains seven recommendations for witnesses or parties who may be vulnerable. While the Court Rules currently require a litigation friend in proceedings by or against children or protected parties who […]

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Will EPC ratings of F or G stop landlords serving section 21 notices?

3rd September 2019 | Andrew Liddell

Whether or not a property is “sub-standard” (ie: has an ‘F; or ‘G’ rating) is relevant only for the MEES Regulations (not the EPC Regulations). It is the EPC Regulations (not the MEES Regulations) to which section 21A of the Housing Act 1988 refers.  Consequently, whether or not a property is sub-standard should not in […]

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