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Definition of “Application”?

In the case I am currently dealing with, the agent received the deposit on 1 August 2008 and protected it on 1 April 2010. The agent received the part 8 claim issued by the tenant claiming 3 x compensation and repayment of the deposit from the court on 8 April 2010 which had been posted on 6 April 2010. Unfortunately, the court failed to fill ...

Break Clause

What is a break clause? Sometimes a fixed term tenancy agreement can contain a clause which brings the fixed term to an end early. For example, you might have a one year fixed term with a break clause that states the fixed term may be brought to an end by notice after the first 6 months. (In my opinion break clauses simply confuse the matter.

Seghier v Rollings, Bow County Court, 6 March 2009

Ms Rollings granted Mr Seghier an assured shorthold tenancy In May 2007. He paid a deposit to her agent prior to signing the agreement. Ms Rollings made no efforts to comply with the tenancy deposit requirements under the Housing Act 2004 (it was neither protected nor prescribed information given). Just before a court appearance in June 2008, ...

Communal Living Room Minimum Standards

Appeal against a special condition in a HMO Licence granted to Mrs M Wheatcroft by Redditch Borough Council in respect of 58 St George’s Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, BR9 8ED 09/09/2008 http://www.lacors.gov.uk/lacors/ContentDetails.aspx?id=20164 This case concerns the replacement of one of the conditions in an HMO licence with one

HMO Planning Regs Published

The use classes regulations which affect HMO's have been released and are here. We will provide further guidance shortly. The regulations only apply to England and come into force on 6 April 2010.

Cutting red tape and saving money for developers to help drive recovery

A package of planning system reforms saving developers time and money to help them complete building projects during the recovery have now been approved by parliament, Planning Minister John Healey confirmed today. Businesses that need to extend existing planning permissions to allow more time to build new developments will now pay ...

Sale and Rent Back – Deposit?

Francis v UK Housing Alliance (North West) Ltd EWCA Civ 117 Lord Neuberger MR, Longmore LJ, Smith LJ Transcript A sale and rent back scheme is one in which a home-owner (who is usually someone facing financial difficulties) sells his property to a third party on terms that permit him to remain in occupation as an assured shorthold tenant. ...

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 words not mine!) The proposals set out include: introducing a ...

Service Charges – What work is included

Service charge clauses will generally include an obligation to pay a proportion of the cost of repairing and maintaining the common parts of the building and any other parts for which the landlord retains responsibility (e.g. the structure and exterior). The nature of the work covered by the obligation is a question of construction of the ...

English Law explained for Non-Lawyers

Thanks to @ddortongibson for pointing this out. Although this case is not a housing case (it was a family "relocation" case), a non-lawyer was assisting with the case. Lord Justice Wall explained in excellent simple to understand terms the law of precedent and appeals of English law. Below is a taken from the transcript. BD v AID EWCA Civ ...