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Landmark Decision Makes It Harder For Landlords To Use Reconstruction As A Way To Kick Out Protected Tenants
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 provides business tenants with protection in that it permits them to stay in the premises they occupy following the contractual expiry date of their tenancy and/or request a new tenancy on the expiry of the current tenancy.
Whilst the populace of the UK can be heard loudly voicing its frustration at the drama playing out in Westminster, ‘Frustration’ of a very different sort – of a legal character - is being examined in the calm and order of a London court room of the High Court.
If you own a residential property that is let to tenants on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) you should already be aware of the requirement to provide a copy of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to your tenants.
A son stole £700,000 from his frail mother using a Power of Attorney. Sadly, early legal precautions which could have been taken were not used and it is a warning to make a Power of Attorney, through a solicitor, while we are mentally strong enough to resist influence and recognize risks, rather than “wait until it is needed”.
Whilst the current arrangements for cooperation on civil juridical matters will continue during the transition (implementation) period if the Government’s deal is agreed, the jurisdictional landscape of a post-Brexit world in a ‘no deal’ scenario remains opaque.