Articles by ‘Rachel McCarthy’

post  |  20:03:19

Today sees the brand new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 coming into effect in England, which will create even further repair obligations on residential landlords and give tenants yet more protection. This amends the existing Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 requirements, and means that landlords will have to expend far more effort (and money) into maintaining properties for their tenants.

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post  |  04:07:18

It is difficult not to notice the changing climate of the retail sector, with shop closures and empty high streets regularly making the news headlines. The style of lease negotiations between retail tenants and landlords is changing as a result, with tenants driving harder bargains, particularly when it comes to rent.

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Opinion  |  28:11:17

The way property boundary disputes are dealt with in law is evolving.

The Property Litigation Association (PLA) has recently published a Protocol for Disputes between Neighbours about the Location of their Boundary (“Boundary Disputes Protocol”), which is set to clarify the process where neighbours are in dispute about the location of the boundary between their properties.

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