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A guide to reducing your landlord’s dilapidation’s claim

It is not uncommon for me to get a call from a client, who has been renting commercial property, telling me they have been served with a Schedule of Dilapidations by their former landlord and are faced with a claim running into tens of thousands of pounds. The client frequently has no idea that there… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Squatting is now illegal – the small print

The press is full of declarations that squatting will become a criminal offence from 1st September 2012 but is that the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Not really. Should all Landlords now jump for joy and breath a sigh of relief that they can now turn to the police rather than… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The Equality Act 2010 – what it means for landlords – 8 months on

The Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1st October 2010.  I’m still watching with caution how this may impact cases where a landlord is trying to obtain possession from a tenant when they are in default of their tenancy agreement or, perhaps more significantly, when they are not but the landlord wants the property… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)