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How long is too long: Part 2

May 6th, 2018

The decision in Sargeant v Sargeant [2018] EHC 8 (Ch) provides an interesting insight into bringing a claim out of time under the Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 (‘the Act’). A claim under the Act must be brought within six months from the date on which the grant of representation is taken […]

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Service charges – repairs v improvements

April 2nd, 2018

Where lessees are obliged to pay service charges under the terms of their lease, they are afforded protection by section 19 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (‘the Act’), which provides that costs shall only be take into account in determining the service charge payable for a period where they are “reasonably incurred” and […]

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Losing your right to a new lease

March 5th, 2018

Leaseholders who have owned residential flats for more than two years are entitled to ask the landlord to extend their existing lease by a period of 90 years in return for the payment of a premium, provided certain exclusions do not apply. A leaseholder’s entitlement comes from Chapter II of the Leaseholder Reform, Housing and […]

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How long is too long: Part 1

February 12th, 2018

The Limitation Act 1980 (‘the Act’) sets out the period of time within which a person must bring a claim. The basic rule, enshrined in the Act, is that claims founded in tort (except for personal injury claims) and claims founded in simple contract must be commenced within six years of the date on which […]

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No change to the status quo

January 31st, 2018

The Court of Appeal, in the case of Mundy v Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate [2018] EWCA Civ 35, delivered a much anticipated judgment on 24 January 2018 in respect of the method of valuing the premium payable by leaseholders for a lease extension pursuant to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act […]

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Tough times for landlords

September 25th, 2017

Landlords have come under increasing pressure, and this pressure has been ramping up over the last few months with no end in sight. These truly has been a couple of years to forget for landlords and in this article, we consider some of the burdens being placed on landlords and the possible effects of these. […]

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