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Omnipotent Ombudsman – what powers will the new homes ombudsman have against developers?

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Author: Andrew Olins

The New Homes Ombudsman is a key component of the Government’s plan to overhaul the housebuilding sector as seen by...

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Building Safety Bill and Implied Terms

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Author: Andrew Olins

The draft building safety bill was laid before Parliament on Monday 5 July 2021 and is intended to implement the...

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A – Level, AS Level and GCSE results based on Teacher Assessed Grades to be released this week.

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Author: Priscilla Adu

The topic of teacher assessed grades (TAGs) for GCSE, AS and A-Level students this year due to the cancellation of...

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The extended limitation period under the Building Safety Bill – how much does this really help leaseholders?

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Author: Andrew Olins

The Building Safety Bill was put to Parliament on Monday 5th July and is unlikely to gain Royal Assent until...

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Goodbye Ground Rent! (for some)

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill (awaiting royal asset) will implement the governments objective of capping ground rent for all...

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LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY: Time for a change?

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Author: Michael Charalambous

Few of us really think about what will happen if we are unable to decide matters such as, where we...

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Gell v 32 St John’s Road (Eastbourne) Management Company Ltd [2021] – Service Charge Claim

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Author: Andrew Olins

The management company brought a claim against the tenant for unpaid service charge. The tenant service a defence and counterclaim...

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Minister v Hathaway – Landlord and Tenant Dispute

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Author: Andrew Olins

The appellant tenant had an assured shorthold tenancy of a property pursuant to a 1-year tenancy granted on 19 March...

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Defending Ground 8 Possession Claims Post-Pandemic

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Author: Andrew Olins

Ground 8, Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988: Both at the date of the service of the notice under...

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No Margin For Error – CPO Claim Limitation Period

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Author: Andrew Olins

In Land and Estate Developments UK Ltd v Nottingham City Council [2021], the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has provided guidance on the...

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Build To Rent

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Author: Steven Hayward

As demand for rental properties outstrips supply and the sales market continues to price out first time buyers, increasing pressure...

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Testamentary Capacity: Can You Still Bank on Banks – v – Goodfellow?

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Author: Paul Grimwood

The recent case of Clitheroe -v- Bond has looked again at the question of whether in terms of assessing testamentary...

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