• What are the consequences if a tenant fails to vacate after the expiry of a section 25 notice?

    Posted on July 10, 2019

    What are the consequences if a tenant fails to vacate after the expiry of a section 25 notice? When a notice under section 25 of the LTA 1954 expires, the lease will come to an end on the date specif…

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  • Tenant fees ban came into effect on 1 June 2019

    Posted on June 12, 2019

    The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into effect on 1 June 2019. This prohibits landlords and letting agents from charging fees to tenants, unless they are permitted under Schedule 1 of the Act. There are …

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  • Changes to rules on notices seeking possession – proposed abolition of s.21

    Posted on June 12, 2019

    The proposal by the Government to abolish the “no fault” route to obtaining possession of rented residential property made the headlines in April 2019. The proposals followed a Government consultatio…

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  • The Issue When it Comes to Ground Rent

    Posted on April 24, 2019

    The issue of Ground Rent has been a sticking point for most Conveyancers over the last few years. It still seems to be a point which causes heads to turn. Not only are there several risks to highlig…

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  • ​ Japanese Knotweed – Potential for Damage

    Posted on April 17, 2019

    A recent case[1] has provided occupiers of land with confirmation that they can obtain compensation if a neighbour allows Japanese knotweed to spread from their land, even if it has not yet caused dam…

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  • Landlord and tenant – time limit for contesting rent increases

    Posted on April 10, 2019

    A case[1] in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has reconfirmed the strict time limit for residential tenants on statutory periodic tenancies to contest notices seeking to increase the rent.

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  • ​ Empathy & excellence at heart of family law services.

    Posted on November 20, 2018

    Headed by Simon Thomas, the family law team at Leeds Day offers a comprehensive range of family law related services covering divorce, financial disputes, whether arising from marital breakdown or coh…

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  • How do you know if your family lawyer is really up to scratch?

    Posted on November 13, 2018

    There are many solicitors who practice family law, which includes handling divorce cases, financial matters arising on marital breakdown, as well as disputes over children. However, the old adage tha…

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  • What happens to Digital Assets on death?

    Posted on November 06, 2018

    We now live in an era where social media, digital technology and information stored online affect most of us. Many of us now have online accounts and may not have paperwork confirming the assets we h…

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