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Unauthorised traveller sites consultation

On 5th April 2018, the Government announced a consultation on the law and powers to deal with unauthorised caravan sites, as these can cause significant distress for both residents, who complain of anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and noise, as well as

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Speedy writs of possession

Writs of possession At HCE group we’ve been seeing writs of possession being granted within 48 hours of application. This can be of huge benefit to residential landlords. The timescale of 48 hours for the legal processing of the paperwork

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Tenants and housing benefits

We thought we’d look at housing benefit tenants and what landlords should be aware of if they are considering renting or already do rent to someone on benefits in this article. With £25 billion being spent on housing benefit payments

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Residential eviction webinar Q&A part 2

We bring you the answers to your questions from our November residential eviction webinar (part 2), you can read part 1 of this Q&A here. If you cannot recover any money and I want her to go bankrupt who pays for

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Forfeiture of lease

Commercial landlords have two options, should their tenant breach the terms of their lease due to non-payment of rent. Mixed use premises They can obtain an order for possession or use the common law remedy of forfeiture. If there are

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Where to turn when reliable renters become troublesome tenants

If you’re not familiar with the song ‘Murphy Owes Me Rent’ by Frank Harding (and why would you be, it’s from 1890), as a landlord, it is worth checking out. It tells the story of a well-respected landlord who owns

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Torts on goods left behind during forfeiture

A landlord may forfeit a commercial lease when the tenant is in arrears with the rent (usually by 21 days or more) under Common Law. The lease will be forfeited by the peaceable re-entry of the premises, normally undertaken by

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Eviction of trespassers – hazards and health and safety

We recently covered the use of the High Court writ of possession to remove trespassers (“persons unknown”). In this article, we look at the actual eviction – the preparation and the execution of the writ. Trespassers may include squatters on

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Eviction of residential tenants webinar Q&A

Our thanks to all those who attended our webinar in October. We had several questions from participants and bring you the answers to these below. If you have any other questions about evicting tenants under section 42 (s42) of the

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Residential tenant eviction eBook

Following on from our recent residential tenant eviction webinar, we have developed a complimentary eBook, covering the up-to-date procedures and forms, for property solicitors, landlords and agents To obtain your copy, simply click here and submit your request. You will

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