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Landlord and tenant – residential

Consultation – price change?

If ‘qualifying works’ are to be carried out then L must follow the consultation procedures required by LTA 1985.

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Right to rent – Windrush

The Windrush generation refers to those that arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Commonwealth countries.

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Receivers – s21 or s8?

A receiver acting on behalf of a mortgagee, when L has been in default on the mortgage, is unlikely to know whether an occupying assured shorthold T was served with the correct documents at the ‘commencement’ of the tenancy (‘How to Rent’; gas certificate; EPC).

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Section 21 notice – no gas certificate?

If T has an assured shorthold, then L cannot serve an s21 notice (to terminate the tenancy) unless T was provided with...

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Assured shortholds – requirements

A summary of the requirements for new lets of residential properties:

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Airspace – leases

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LA register – rogue Ls

Housing and Planning Act 2016 allows local housing authorities to apply for banning orders against rogue Ls or agents (who have been convicted of certain offences). 
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On account – ‘reasonable amount’

LTA 1985 deals with residential service charges paid by long lessees. If a payment is being made on account of future service charge costs, then s19(2) says that only a ‘reasonable sum’ is payable (with any adjustment taking place once the costs have been incurred).
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‘No dogs’ – valid?

Suppose a lease contains a covenant that T will not keep any ‘dog, bird, cat or other animals’ without consent. Is that a valid restriction? The answer is ‘yes’. 
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L’s consent – non-contractual advantage?

LTA 1988 sets out the rules when T requests L’s consent to assign (etc). Under s1(3), L must ‘within a reasonable’ time give that consent unless ‘it is reasonable not to give consent’. 
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