Real Estate Disputes

8 August 2018

Property regulation - Important changes to HMO legislation

The Government has announced significant changes to the rules relating to the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (‘HMOs’), which will take effect from 1 October 2018.

Shannett Thompson

12 July 2018

The Law Commission to look to reform Right to Manage legislation

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, has asked the Law Commission to undertake a broad review of Right to Manage legislation and suggest reforms to improve its use in practice and increase its popularity amongst tenants.

8 February 2018

Chelsea FC call on 12th man in rights to light dispute

As a Chelsea fan, I had assumed that the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City would prove to be my team’s most formidable opponents this season. However, a family of four have sought to scupper Chelsea’s plans and in doing so, have demonstrated that rights to light remain an important consideration and a potentially expensive hurdle. 

Tom Beak

13 December 2017

Protect your Property: 3 Simple Steps

Property fraud is on the rise (as I am sure you will have heard from many different sources recently), so much so that Land Registry has even introduced its own property fraud hotline.

Lauren Hart

1 February 2017

Are you a “responsible” host? Airbnb enforces 90 night annual limit for London hosts

Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has gone on to be one of the defining figures in what has come to be known as the “sharing economy”. But with this increased presence and power, comes greater responsibility and Airbnb are under increasing pressure to uphold and also enforce current laws regulating the short-term rental market. 

Brooke Glover

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