Landlords Must Ensure Fitness for Human Habitation or Face Claims for Compensation

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (‘the Act’) came into force on 20 March 2019. The Act does not create any new obligations for landlords, but it does give social and private tenants a right of redress for breaches through the civil Courts, which can include a currently…

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Lease Disputes – Breach of Covenant

A lease usually contains express covenants, or agreements, between the parties. For example, a lease agreement may require the tenant to keep some parts of the property in good repair, and the landlord may have repairing obligations over another part. Certain covenants may also be implied into the lease by…

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Is Your Inheritance Reasonable?

Losing a loved one is difficult, and it can be very difficult to learn that you have not been left as much in the Will as you would have expected, or as much as you may need. It is particularly distressing if you are left to deal with matters on…

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Common Law Marriage Misconceptions

Many people believe that living together like a married couple provides legal protections, such as an entitlement to a share of their partner’s property should the couple split up. In fact, there is no such thing as a ‘common law marriage’. Only those who are married or in a civil…

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Buying a Home with a Friend or Partner – Possible Problems and Pitfalls

Buying a property seems to become more difficult each year – ever rising property prices and large deposits required by mortgage providers means that buying on your own is a huge challenge. Increasingly, friends, relatives or unmarried couples need to combine their finances to afford a home. This will probably…

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