Police Broken Door

Police Broken Door

A perhaps surprisingly common question we get is what is the position where the police break down a tenants door? Who should pay? Compensation Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), codes of practice are created. Code of Practice “B” deals...
Thomas v Director of Public Prosecutions

Thomas v Director of Public Prosecutions

Thomas v Director of Public Prosecutions Times, November 25, 2009 Divisional Court, October 23, 2009 Elias LJ, Openshaw J A police constable may enter and search any premises for the purpose of, executing a warrant of arrest or arresting a person for an indictable...
No joy for buy to let ‘King and Queen’ in case of the missing toilet lid

No joy for buy to let ‘King and Queen’ in case of the missing toilet lid

A couple who have been described as the ‘King and Queen’ of the buy to let market after they reputedly went up the property ladder faster than anyone in Britain over the last 10 years, left court empty handed this week after a dispute involving a broken...

Student Deposit

A problem for student lettings with the tenancy deposit legislation is that the deposit is often taken by the landlord in January, yet the tenancy often won’t commence until between June and September. It seems a shame to have to protect the deposit during this...
Smoke free legislation

Smoke free legislation

Smoke free legislation came into effect in England on 1st July 2007 (Wales was smoke free prior to this date). There are minor obligations on landlords in certain dwellings that a landlord manages. The first thing to establish is, what is and what isn’t smoke...