The Private Rented Sector in Wales

The Private Rented Sector in Wales

The Welsh Assembly is considering measures to help develop and improve the private rented sector in Wales. The changes build on measures that have already been introduced and support their aim of having a vibrant, sustainable private rented sector in Wales (their...
OFT v Foxtons – The Final Order

OFT v Foxtons – The Final Order

Thanks to the Painsmith blog. Original article here The final sealed order in the OFT v Foxtons case has been made available on the OFT website. A copy can be found here. This order gives effect to the judgement of the High Court and is now the final word on the...
Notices to Quit

Notices to Quit

Once again, thanks to the Painsmith Solicitor Blog for this article, original article here A recent Court of Appeal decision sheds light on issues relating to Notices to Quit by tenants. In Bradford Community Housing Ltd v Hussain & Kauser the Court of Appeal...

Emails as contracts

This article taken with thanks from the Painsmith Solicitors blog. Original article here In University of Plymouth v European Language Centre Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 784 the Court decided that in legally binding e-mail correspondence it is essential to have an unequivocal...

The Spirit of the Legislation

Please note: if any case is on or after 6 April / 6 May 2012 this article might not be reliable After the handing down of the judgement in Draycott v Hannells 2010,it would seem clear as long as deposit has been protected, albeit late, there is a good possibility that...

Draycott v Hannells 2010

Please note: if any case is on or after 6 April / 6 May 2012 this may not be reliable although some parts should remain useful. Thanks to Painsmith blog for bringing this to everyone’s attention. Draycott v Hannells Lettings Ltd [2010] EWHC 217 (QB) At the time...
Saad v Hogan 2009

Saad v Hogan 2009

Saad v Hogan Brentford County Court, 16 February 2009 (appeal heard in the County Court) Mr Saad (landlord) entered into a tenancy with Ms Hogan (tenant). The tenancy was for one year at a rent of £1,000 per calendar month. A deposit of £1,000 was paid. In November...
Landlord Expo 2010

Landlord Expo 2010

The West of England group of local authorities has announced a new venue for the Landlord Expo 2010 to be held on Wednesday 28 April. The new venue is the University of the West of England, Exhibition and Conference Centre and the expo will commence at 12.00 and...
Piggott v Slaven 2009

Piggott v Slaven 2009

Piggott V Slaven Great Grimsby County Court, 23 February 2009 Mr Piggott granted a tenancy to Ms Slaven in 2005. She paid a deposit of £600.00 for this tenancy. On 14 February 2008, another tenancy was granted for a different property. £75.00 from the earlier deposit...

Statutory Periodic Tenancy

Introduction A statutory periodic tenancy is what happens to an assured or assured shorthold tenancy when the tenancy ends. One important note is that if the tenancy has a term to the effect that the tenancy continues as a periodic tenancy after the end of the fixed...

Condensation

Introduction Before the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) introduced by the Housing Act 2004, there have been several cases showing that a landlord is not liable for condensation unless that condensation is caused by some structural defect falling under...
Repossession help will continue

Repossession help will continue

Housing Minister John Healey today said that Government will keep help in place for struggling homeowners as new figures published today showed that repossessions court activity has dropped by over a third compared with 2008. New figures from the Council of Mortgage...
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