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Government reforms to allow leaseholders new rights in relation to lease extensions

Stuart Miles

Posted by Stuart Miles | Solicitor
On 27th January 2021

If you own your property pursuant to the leasehold regime, then your lease is commonly regarded as a depreciating asset.

The amount of time left on the lease is a factor which dictates the amount a leaseholder must pay by way of a premium to the landlord to extend it. The premium can be expensive, especially when factoring in legal fees and costs of an expert to determine a suitable sum, in the event of a dispute. It is also hard to predict what amount an expert will determine as a suitable sum for the premium.

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My love for blogging!

Chun Wong

Posted by Chun Wong | Partner
On 26th January 2021

For those who know me – they know I love to blog. Perhaps a hang up from the missed opportunity to pursue a degree in English literature rather than Law, and a career as a teacher rather than a lawyer…

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Winter weather – staying safe on icy roads

Claire Sadler

Posted by Claire Sadler | Chartered Legal Executive
On 21st January 2021

Winter is a challenging time for drivers, and with many parts of the country forecast for snow over this period the roads can be dangerous.

Under the current Government Guidelines you must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse (such as to go to work, where you cannot reasonably work from home, for medical appointments, to buy essential goods and for once a day outdoor exercise)…

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Disrepair during lockdown 2021 – what should tenant’s expect?

Farzana Chowdhury

Posted by Farzana Chowdhury | Partner
On 21st January 2021

Following the relaxation of the lockdown rules and restrictions in December 2020, the country saw a significant rise in the spread of the Coronavirus. With rising cases and concerns of the impact of the spread of the virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a further lockdown on 6th January 2021. It is expected that the third lockdown, which has been imposed by our Government, is due to last until mid-February 2021.

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