News & Publications: Ranjeet Johal

The Winter Truce

November 18th, 2020

Why has this come into effect? There has been recent talk of a “Winter Truce”, preventing residential tenants from being evicted during the Christmas Period. Accordingly, the Secretary of State has exercised powers conferred by prior legislation to make these regulations (exercised by statutory instrument[1]). [1] Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, s.45P, 2. […]

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COVID 19: REVISTING FRUSTRATION IN THE CONTEXT OF LEASES

April 20th, 2020

Co-Authored by Ranjeet Johal of Mills Chody LLP, Jeff Hardman and James Saunders of New Square Chambers How did we get here? Sweeping and unprecedented rules, previously unimaginable, have been enacted by the Government to delay the spread of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Taken together, these changes constitute the most restrictive and draconian laws imposed […]

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Can an email signature bind you to the sale of property?

March 31st, 2020

Commentary on the decision in Neocleous & another v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) Introduction Section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (‘the Act’), provides (amongst other things) that a contract for the sale of land can only be made in writing, containing all of the agreed terms in a single […]

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Redevelopment as a ground of opposing a new lease

March 31st, 2020

Comment on the decision in London Kendal Street No. 3 Ltd v Daejan Investments Ltd [2019] Introduction A landlord may oppose an application by a tenant for a new lease of business premises under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (‘the Act’) on a number of different grounds. These are found in section 30 of […]

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Covid-19 Outbreak Update: Litigation – Landlord & Tenant

March 31st, 2020

On 3 March 2020 the Government set out a COVID-19 action plan, which outlined the steps that the Government has taken and future steps that it intends to take depending on how the situation develops. The plan set out the basis of emergency legislation that is being implemented in response to the outbreak. The legislation […]

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Make a will at home today

March 27th, 2020

A Will is a legal document that allows you to state what should happen to your assets (your money, property, investments and possessions) as well as your young children after you have passed away. Making a Will is important to ensure that after you die, your assets go to the people and organisations that you […]

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Can an email signature bind you to the sale of property?

January 30th, 2020

Commentary on the decision in Neocleous & another v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) Introduction Section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (‘the Act’), provides (amongst other things) that a contract for the sale of land can only be made in writing, containing all of the agreed terms in a single […]

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Application for permission to appeal out of time in the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

June 7th, 2019

The decision in Angel Beauty Parlour Limited v HMRC [2019] TC/2018/00973, gives useful guidance on how the Tribunal approaches applications for permission to appeal out of time. The Appellant, Angel Beauty Parlour Limited (‘the Company’) operates beauty salons and kiosks in shopping centres around the country. HMRC opened up an investigation into the Company in […]

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How long is too long (part 3)?

April 2nd, 2019

This is the third article on our series on limitation periods. For the first and second parts, please follow the links below: https://www.millschody.com/2018/02/12/how-long-is-too-long-part-1/ https://www.millschody.com/2018/05/06/how-long-is-too-long-part-2/ In circumstances where it is said that reasonable financial provision has not been made, the Inheritance (Provisions for Families and Dependents) Act 1975 (‘the 1975 Act’) gives the court the ability […]

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Obligation to re-tender under the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 (‘the Consultation Requirements’)

January 21st, 2019

The Consultation Requirements, which were enacted pursuant to section 20ZA(4) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (‘the Act’), require a landlord to consult with leaseholders in respect of qualifying works and qualifying long-term agreements. If a landlord fails to comply with the Consultation Requirements, he is only able to recover £250.00 from leaseholders for […]

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