Property: RIGHT TO MANAGE: what constitutes a “separate dwelling”?

Winston Jacob briefly analyses the guidance provided by the President of the Upper Tribunal in Q Studios (Stoke) RTM Co Ltd v Premier Ground Rents No. 6 Ltd [2020] UKUT 197 (LC) as to when a separate set of premises is a “flat” and when it is “occupied, or intended to be occupied, for residential purposes” and therefore subject to the right to manage provisions of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

Property: Fixed Charge Receivers

Adam Swirsky discusses how one form of enforcement still available during the Covid-19 Pandemic is the appointment of a fixed charge receiver and what the receiver’s duties are in regard to the case of Centenary Homes -v- Liddell [2020] EWHC 1080.

Property: Trecarrell House Ltd -v- Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760

James Browne explains how landlords can provide a Gas Safety Certificate before or at the same time as the section 21 notice is served then the provisions of s.21A Housing Act 1988 will have been satisfied in reference to the case of Trecarrell House Ltd -v- Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760

Property: R (aoa Fisher) v Durham County Council [2020] EWHC 1277 (Admin), 21 May 2020

Barbara Zeitler discusses how the Council complied with their duty when serving a Notice to a disabled tenant whose disability caused them to scream and shout words and sentences at night despite not explicitly carrying out a PSED assessment in relation to the High Court case of R (aoa Fisher) -v- Durham County Council [2020] EWHC 1277 (Admin), 21 May 2020.

Covideo Updates Ep 1 – Residential Possessions during Coronavirus

Ben Doyle, James Culverwell and Matthew Gillett, junior barristers in our Property team, discuss residential possession proceedings in light of the emergency measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Property: What is a “Good Reason” for an extension of time to Appeal under. s204 Housing Act 1996

Adam Swirsky explains what is a good reason for an extension of time to appeal under s.204 Housing Act 1996