Property litigation

21 February 2014

Increase in County Court Jurisdiction Limit

As of 22 April 2014, the County Court Jurisdiction Order 2014 will come into force revoking the County Courts Jurisdiction Order 1981. This will mean that jurisdiction of the value of property cases being heard in the County Courts shall be increased from £30,000 to £350,000. 

13 January 2014

Changes to the law of distress – more red tape for landlords?

Distress is an ancient remedy whereby a landlord can instruct bailiffs to enter the demised property to seize the tenant’s goods when the tenant is in arrears of rent. On 6 April 2014 this age old law will be abolished and following the implementation of Part 3 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, a new statutory regime for Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) will come into force.

22 November 2013

Vacant retail property - how to deal with unwanted Christmas traders

Rogue traders are hoping to cash in on the Christmas spirit. So at a time when vacant retail premises are at all-time high, property owners and retailers need to take extra care of their empty units or there is a risk that they will fall victim to ‘fly traders’ looking for the ultimate in rent-free “pop up” shops. Caroline DeLaney discusses.

19 October 2012

No more wheel-clamping on private land

Although it has been illegal in Scotland for several years, wheel clamping has continued to be a standard way of dealing with unauthorised parking on private land in England and Wales.  That is now at an end. 

24 January 2012

Making recoveries from judgment debtors owning property

It is a well known maxim in litigation that you can only recover as much money from a judgment debtor as the total of their assets.

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