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Changes to Section 21 (Housing Act 1988) Notice from 1 June 2019

Chun Wong

Posted by Chun Wong | Partner
On 3rd June 2019

A Section 21 (Housing Act 1988) Notice is the first step a landlord would take to gain back possession of a property. It is a written notice to terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy on a ‘no fault’ basis (without providing a reason for wishing to take possession).

There are new requirements under the Tenant Fees Act 2019 which can be seen in recent post about legal guidance for landlords and tenants on the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

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Can I sue someone for defamation on social media?

Fiona Bowen

Posted by Fiona Bowen | Trainee
On 24th April 2019

Defamation includes both libel and slander. Libel is something that adversely affects a person’s reputation in a “lasting” form of publication such as in print or online. Slander concerns something that adversely affects a person’s reputation in a more temporary format such as words or gestures.

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Legal Guidance for Landlords and Tenants on the Tenant Fees Act 2019

Chun Wong

Posted by Chun Wong | Partner
On 11th April 2019

You may have heard time and time again that there is a housing shortage coupled with affordability in purchasing a property which means that it is a landlord’s market, even with Brexit on the horizon.Most landlords will instruct a letting agent to manage their properties. This presents its own problems because letting agents will charge the landlord for their services, but more importantly tenants are also lumbered with often hidden and unreasonable charges which they have to meet in addition to their rental obligations, which could include fees for…

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How to enforce a debt

Chun Wong

Posted by Chun Wong | Partner
On 26th March 2019

Once you have obtained judgment (also known as a County Court Judgment or CCJ) for a debt (that is, a formal court order), that is not normally the end of the matter as this in itself does not always guarantee actual payment of the sum owed.

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