A nervous disposition
We are now officially in the run up to Christmas. One of the many signs of this is the sudden appearance of a spate of celebrity autobiographies. Not only are these autobiographies now hitting the shelves, but in many cases, the contents of the books are trailed by a series of extracts published in selected newspapers.
For any landlord, the cantankerous tenant can be a nagging unwelcome problem. There is a juxtaposition between complicity in a ‘quick fix’ and slaloming through landlord and tenant laws to solve what can quickly become a time consuming and stressful issue. Whether the property is commercial or residential, the procedure for ousting a tenant can be intricate and unforgiving if shortcutted. Written tenancy agreement or not, rent arrears, concerns of disrepair or in the event of more unusual tenant behaviour, landlords and their letting agents all too often get it wrong. Naturally, this results in financial consequences and like so many recurring legal issues, it all could have been avoided at an earlier stage.
Tim Yeo v Times Newspapers Ltd  EWHC 2853 (QB)
This case concerned a libel action brought by the claimant Tim Yeo MP (Y) against the defendant, The Times Newspapers Ltd (T).
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