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Can I break out of a tenancy agreement if I was lied to by my landlord?

Bahareh Amani

Posted by Bahareh Amani | Senior Associate
On 19th October 2020

There are some circumstances in which you might find yourself entering into a tenancy agreement based upon promises your landlord has made, or comments that have been given to you. You may then feel that this is the reason you entered into the tenancy agreement. If you feel you were induced into a contract or misrepresented, then there may be an option available for you to break out of the contract and end the tenancy agreement earlier than the fixed term or break clause.

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How soon should a landlord address disrepair? How long is too long?

Siddiq Fazaluddin

Posted by Siddiq Fazaluddin | Senior Associate
On 13th October 2020

Tenants who have experienced disrepair to their property, often find themselves questioning how long will it take for the repairs to be completed. This is a question being asked more and more during recent times, primarily due to the restrictions placed on us as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the fact that may tenants are more often at home and so more aware of and adversely affected by disrepair in the home. It is extremely frustrating waiting for repairs to be carried out but ‘how long is too long?’

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Tenants facing eviction due to Coronavirus rent arrears – What can you do?

Bahareh Amani

Posted by Bahareh Amani | Senior Associate
On 15th September 2020

During the early stages of the Coronavirus pandemic reaching the UK, the Government implemented emergency measures to protect the wellbeing of tenants. This emergency legislation (the Coronavirus Act 2020) extended the period of notice that landlords were obliged to give tenants before seeking an order for possession to 3 months, applying to all notices served between 26th March 2020 and 30th September 2020 and to almost all types of tenancy.

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Social housing tenants facing eviction due to Covid-19 rent arrears

Sophie Bell

Posted by Sophie Bell | Partner
On 15th September 2020

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Government realised the public health dangers of tenants being evicted and put emergency measures in place via the Coronavirus Act 2020 to protect tenants. The result of this emergency legislation was to extend the period of notice that landlords are obliged to give tenants before seeking an order for possession to 3 months. This applies to all notices served between 26th March 2020 and 30 September 2020 and to almost all tenancies.

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Possession claims by social landlords: what should my landlord and I be doing?

Sioned Wyn Roberts

Posted by Sioned Wyn Roberts | Associate
On 11th September 2020

The day is almost upon us, when the stay to possession cases will be lifted on 20th September 2020 and lawyers and Courts alike are expecting an avalanche of claims to be issued due to rent arrears. There has been nothing to stop a landlord from filing a claim during the stay, though the Courts cannot actually issue the claims until 20th of September 2020. If you have a social landlord, then in all claims for possession they are expected to comply with the pre-action protocol for possession claims.

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