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Stamp Duty Holiday ends in June – Huge potential for disputes

Stamp Duty Holiday ends in June – Huge potential for disputes

Stamp Duty Holiday ends in June – Huge potential for disputes The housing market is charging towards the end of June 2021 with many buyers and sellers hoping to complete their transactions before the stamp duty rules change. This in turn is creating a huge demand in...
May Coronavirus Update for Residential Landlords

May Coronavirus Update for Residential Landlords

May Coronavirus Update for Residential Landlords The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government issued a press release which confirmed that the emergency measures for tenants were finally to be relaxed albeit in a phased approach. It confirmed that from 1...
Recover rent and service charge under a commercial lease in COVID-19

Recover rent and service charge under a commercial lease in COVID-19

Recover rent and service charge under a commercial lease in COVID-19 An encouraging judgement for Landlords has been handed down by the courts in the recent case of Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbH v TFS Stores Limited which centred on the Landlord’s ability to...
Coronavirus Rent Arrears Update for Commercial Landlords

Coronavirus Rent Arrears Update for Commercial Landlords

Coronavirus Rent Arrears Update for Commercial Landlords There have been two very recent Judgments in the High Court which should provide some comfort for Landlords of commercial premises facing tenants who have not paid rent for some time and who have sought to hide...
Limitation Periods: Could my claim be “time-barred”?

Limitation Periods: Could my claim be “time-barred”?

Limitation Periods: Could my claim be “time-barred”? Under the Limitation Act 1980 (“the Act”), a claim can be “time-barred” if the claimant fails to bring the action before the Court within a specified period of time. If a claim is “time-barred”, it is possible for...
The battle of the forms: Will my standard terms of business prevail?

The battle of the forms: Will my standard terms of business prevail?

The battle of the forms: Will my standard terms of business prevail? The term ‘battle of the forms’ refers to a common scenario where businesses seek to enter into a contractual agreement, with each respective business attempting to incorporate its own standard terms...