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Party Walls – Case Update

Disputes concerning party walls are not always straight forward and the recent decision of Freetown Ltd v Assethold Ltd heard in the High Court provides a timely reminder not to forget the basics. The High Court has clarified the time limits for lodging an appeal against a party wall award. The decision in Freetown shows… Read more »

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Bishop & Sewell LLP At The ERMA’s

There was good news at last night’s ERMAs (the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards) held at Congress House in Central London. Mark Chick, our head of Leasehold Reform and Landlord & Tenant was ‘Highly Commended’ by the judges in the Solicitor of the Year award and Bishop & Sewell LLP were named as finalists… Read more »

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Bishop & Sewell LLP Nominated At The ERMA’s

Bishop & Sewell LLP are delighted to announce that they have been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards (the ‘ERMAs’) to be held in Central London this week. The firm has been nominated in the category of Solicitors of the Year. Head of Landlord & Tenant / Leasehold… Read more »

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Do You Let Residential Property?

Do you let residential property? If so you need to comply with the rules on holding tenantsÂ’ deposits. Since 6th April 2007, landlords who let property under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) have been required to pay all deposits into an approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). In addition, a Landlord must also provide certain information… Read more »

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An Update On Tenancy Deposit Schemes

Which types of tenancies are caught by the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (TDS)? A landlord who lets a residential property on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) must, since 6th April 2007, pay any deposit into an approved TDS. The majority of residential lettings are likely to be under an AST. The exceptions to this are where… Read more »

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