A 12-person team of our barristers and staff will take part in the 10km London Legal Walk in one week’s time. They will walk with more than 5,000 other lawyers to raise funds for free legal services across London and the South East that help some of the most vulnerable members of society.
Tomorrow (Friday 1 October) the notice periods for residential possessions go back to their pre-Covid 19 crisis lengths.
Yesterday, in an important judgment in Rakusen v Jepson & Ors, the Court of Appeal found that a superior landlord is unable to be a respondent to an application for a rent repayment order where the property is an unlicensed HMO.
Jonathan Pennington Legh acted recently in a case concerning Japanese knotweed. As Japanese knotweed seems to be becoming more prevalent, he considers how the related legislation impacts landowners particularly local authorities or other bodies (eg railway companies) and practical steps for them to take.
The stay on residential evictions came to an end yesterday (31 May 2021). From today (1 June), notice periods previously set at 6 months, are now reduced to 4 months.
In Taylor & Longfield Real Estate Ltd v Burton  EWHC 1454 (Admin) the High Court has summarised the principles that magistrates should adopt when considering what compensation to award the tenant who has successfully established a statutory nuisance for bringing the case.
Jonathan successfully represented the claimant in the case of Gurung v Gurung in the Oxford County Court. The trial was heard over three days by remote CVP (Cloud Video Platform). It involved cross examination of various witnesses giving evidence through remote interpreters and one giving evidence by link from Nepal.
The latest news in this ongoing and controversial problem is yesterday’s Government announcement of a £3.5bn fund towards the repair/removal of dangerous cladding on high-rise buildings in England.
From today, the ban on residential evictions has been extended in England and in Wales.
When a tenant dies, the contractual tenancy survives, meaning possession of the property cannot be obtained from the (non-succeeding) current residents until that tenancy is terminated by notice to quit. But how is that process carried out if probate (or letters of administration) have not yet been granted?