Letting with Airbnb: be careful not to breach a covenant in a residential lease

Airbnb and residential lease

Kesena Ohazurike explores the issues that can arise from covenants in a lease and short-term lets. The number of people using accommodation websites such as Airbnb has rapidly increased throughout Read more…

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Posted on Apr 1st, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Tenants: make sure you don’t fall foul of rent quarter days

Since medieval times, England has held the tradition of quarter days, where debts were settled and magistrates would go to various districts to run court sessions, with the principle being Read more…

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Posted on Mar 25th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Attention landlords: Deregulation Act 2015 now applies to all assured shorthold tenancies

The Deregulation Act 2015 introduced important changes to when landlords of property let on assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) can serve Section 21 notices in order to gain possession of their Read more…

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Posted on Feb 4th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Hitting the headlines in 2018: was this the year of the CVA?

2018 the year of the CVA?

House of Fraser, Carpetright, New Look, Jamie’s Italian, Mothercare and Homebase all hit the headlines this year for entering into Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA). What is a CVA and why Read more…

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Posted on Dec 31st, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Government consults on longer assured shorthold tenancies

Government consults on longer assured shorthold tenancies

On 2 July 2018, the government published a consultation paper seeking the public’s view on its new proposal for extending the minimum term of assured shorthold tenancies from six to Read more…

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Posted on Jul 12th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Boundary dispute and adverse possession

Boundary dispute and adverse possession

A boundary dispute can be notoriously acrimonious, with parties arguing over very small pieces of land at great cost. Where do we start when establishing the position of the boundary Read more…

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Posted on Feb 1st, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

The advantages and pitfalls of Section 21 notices for an AST

Section 21 notices for AST

As of 2014-15, there were almost two million private landlords in the UK, letting almost five million properties, from which over 20,000 evictions took place in one year; this equates Read more…

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Posted on Nov 14th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Property fraud in Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon De Reya

Property fraud and Dreamvar (UK) Limited v Mishcon De Reya

The case of Dreamvar (UK) Limited v Mishcon De Reya has attracted significant coverage following the court’s ruling that the law firm Mishcon de Reya was liable for the financial Read more…

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Posted on Nov 13th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Flight cancellation compensation: what are your rights when airlines go bust?

Flight cancellation compensation: what are your rights when an airline goes bust?

Ryanair’s flight cancellation incidents over the winter affected thousands and hit the headlines this summer but the recent announcement that Monarch Airlines has gone into administration hit some passengers even Read more…

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Posted on Nov 9th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Know your rights under the Consumer Rights Act

Consumer rights act

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force on 1 October that year. The act applies to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (with the exception of section 27).  It Read more…

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Posted on Oct 10th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

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