Ratcliffe v Parkes

Ratcliffe v Parks 2006 Leeds Crown Court (High Court) 5DL03240 unreported This is a case we helped one of our members with some years ago and we rely upon on many occasions. It is a very important High Court (so binding) authority for the purposes of seeking...

Taxpayers pay £12.7m to DPS

The Deposit Protection Service has received a 12.7m payment from taxpayers it has emerged. The revelation about the bail out was confirmed by Housing Minister Grant Shapps in a reply to a question in Parliament, asked by Chris Kelly, Conservative MP for Dudley South....

Rent Statements

What is the correct format for a rent statement. Our tenancy agrrements are per week as we deal with housing benefit?

Plaster – Is it Part of Structure?

Grand v Gill [2011] EWCA Civ 554 (19 May 2011) The question of whether plaster on a wall is part of the “structure” (and therefore part of the landlords duty to keep in repair under section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985) has been a long running one....

Tenant Wins Right to Keep Chickens

Here is an example of one of those rare but great little stories which reminds us of the many laws that still remain but not often known about. Natasha Brooks, from Greater Manchester, kept two chickens (named Henny and Penny just in case you were wondering) in the...

Section 48 Notice After Tenancy has Ended

Section 48 Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 requires a landlord to furnish by notice the tenant with his address in England or Wales at which notices (including notices in proceedings) may be served on him by the tenant. A failure to provide such an address results in any...

Right to Set Off

Fearns (t/a “Autopaint International”) v Anglo-Dutch Paint & Chemical Company Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 2366 (Ch) Set off One of the main problems of the notice seeking possession (section 8 notice) usually used for rent arrears claims is the tenant’s make a...
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