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Tenants already in situ: which notices should landlords be aware of?

Are you a landlord that’s bought or sold a property with tenants already in occupation? Our team of experts offer guidance on which notices landlords should be aware of. Perhaps […]

Section 8: What are the differences between mandatory grounds & discretionary grounds?

In a new series – ‘What does the law say?’ – our property litigation specialists discuss the key parts of residential possession law landlords and tenants should be aware of. […]

The King’s speech 2023: Changes to the property sector

In November 2023, HM King Charles delivered the King’s speech which set out the government’s planned legislative programme for the coming year. Our litigation specialists summarise the proposed bills that […]

Can’t sell your property due to the ground rent? Is your service charge fee too high?

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 came into force in June 2022 to ensure ground rent does not exceed one peppercorn per year. This only applies to new leases […]

Property disputes: They didn’t tell me the neighbours were a nuisance when I purchased the property!

When purchasing a property, the seller must complete a sellers property information form (SPIF). These include simple questions asking whether there has ever been – or if there are currently […]

Don’t get burnt with service charge disputes

It is a common term in a lease that a certified service charge sum demanded by the landlord is ‘conclusive’. But what should you do if the service charge is […]

Landlords: Are you fire safety ready?

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 came into effect on 23 January this year. These regulations will materially impact landlords, managers and operators of buildings in England that contain two […]

Quit drafting the notice to quit

The Court of Appeal has recently deemed a notice to quit invalid as it was addressed incorrectly, highlighting the importance of accuracy when preparing and serving notices. The court considered […]

Lawyer up for the updated act that could affect you!

On 1 December 2022, the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 came into force. This brought about sweeping changes to housing law in Wales, such that there is now a large […]

Tenancy deposit claims: A complete guide for tenants

At Willans our experienced lawyers provide specialist advice and expertise on claims relating to tenancy deposits to help tenants with recovering compensation owed to them. In this guide we answer […]

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