Housing Law

  • A step by step guide to New Build Conveyancing

    A step by step guide to New Build Conveyancing

    Buying a ‘brand new’ home brings a whole host of benefits – you don’t need to budget for repairs or redecoration, you can choose the fittings (if the property is not yet built) and the building work is guaranteed. However, the conveyancing… Read More

  • Autumn Budget 2017 and the property industry

    Autumn Budget 2017 and the property industry

    Last week, the Chancellor presented the Autumn Budget 2017 to Parliament – but what does this mean for the property industry? From 22 November 2017, stamp duty land tax (abbreviated to SDLT) has been abolished for first-time buyers… Read More

  • Throwback Thursday: Andrew Greenwood’s Legal Hour

    Throwback Thursday: Andrew Greenwood’s Legal Hour

    Last week, director Andrew Greenwood joined presenter Richard Stead on BBC Radio Leeds for Legal Hour, answering listeners’ various legal enquiries. Q: A friend bought a quad bike from me under the pretext of awaiting a… Read More

  • Legal phone-in: Round up

    Legal phone-in: Round up

    Director and Head of Personal Injury Andrew Greenwood returned to the radio on Thursday for BBC Radio Leeds’ legal phone-in. He joined presenter Richard Stead, answering a series of legal queries from listeners – if you missed it, a… Read More

  • Residential Lease Extensions FAQs Part 1

    Residential Lease Extensions FAQs Part 1

    Q. Why would I want to extend my lease? A. If your lease term (the amount of time left on the lease) dips below 80 years, a lot of lenders will not lend money to prospective purchasers. Therefore if you are thinking of… Read More

  • Section 21 Notices and the dreaded Deregulation Act 2015

    Section 21 Notices and the dreaded Deregulation Act 2015

    For private residential landlords the ironically named Deregulation Act 2015 is about to make life -n particular the Section 21 Notice procedure - a little bit more complicated.As any landlord will tell you, Section 21 of the Housing Act… Read More

  • Private Landlords & Residential Possession Proceedings

    Private Landlords & Residential Possession Proceedings

    With an estimated 1.4 million private residential landlords in the UK, the lettings sector continues to row. Whether you are a landlord with one property or a portfolio of properties, you can encounter problems from time to time through… Read More

  • Further guidance on Article 8 following Pinnock

    Further guidance on Article 8 following Pinnock

    In the case of Thurrock Council - Aaron West the Court of Appeal has given further useful guidance on how Article 8 will be considered by the Courts following Pinnock, this time in relation to a wrongful claim for succession. The… Read More

  • What is a tenancy deposit?

    What is a tenancy deposit?

    In our previous blog posts, we have warned of the pitfalls in a landlord failing to comply with the requirements relating to tenancy deposits i.e. the ability of a tenant to bring a claim against the landlord for the value of the deposit,… Read More