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Sep
08
How will the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 affect you?
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (‘the Act’) came into force on 20 March 2019. On 20 March 2020 the Act was extended to apply to existing tenancies in England.
Sep
03
Boyes Turner celebrates home grown talent with the promotion of four new partners
Reading-based law firm Boyes Turner has announced bumper promotions in its employment, corporate and dispute resolution teams.
Sep
01
Pease v Carter [2020] EWCA Civ 175: When is an error not an error?
When does an error invalidate a notice? Are notices of proceedings for possession under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 (“Notices”) invalid if they contain an obvious typographical error?
Sep
01
Earn-Out Pricing Mechanisms – a timely update
This isn’t the first time that I’ve written about earn-outs, but the recent high profile news of the actor, Ryan Reynolds selling his shares in drinks company Aviation Gin, to Diageo, serves as a good excuse to look into this area again.
Aug
27
Alternatives to redundancy
With the Coronavirus having an unprecedented effect on the UK economy and the Government’s Job Retention Scheme (“JRS”) coming to an end on 31 October 2020, many employers are faced with the prospect of considering redundancies in order to reduce overheads and save their business.
Aug
25
MEES Regulations tighten for residential landlords
The new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) regulations (‘the new Regulations’) came into force on 1 April 2019. On 1 April 2020 this was extended to apply to existing tenancies in England. Darryn Harris talks us through what this means...
Aug
21
Business Support and Insolvency August Newsletter 2020
Read the latest newsletter from the Business Support and Insolvency team...
Aug
21
High Court sets aside a default judgment obtained following a claim form served while defendant’s office closed during Covid-19 lockdown
James Quinn, Director in the Dispute Resolution team at Boyes Turner, reviews a recent High Court decision in which the court set aside a default judgment obtained following a claim form served while the defendant’s office had been closed during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Aug
18
New legislation passed guarantees statutory redundancy and minimum notice pay will be based on “normal weekly pay” for some
Since the introduction of the job retention scheme (“JRS”) there has been debate surrounding the correct rate of pay to give for employees who are given notice of redundancy while on furlough. This ambiguity has led some employers to pay statutory minimum notice and redundancy at the furlough rate rather than an employee’s usual weekly rate in an attempt to save money.
Aug
14
Landlords Beware: Tenant Fees Act 2019 now applies to all ASTs regardless of when it was entered into
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (‘the Act’) came into force from 1 June 2019, the Act initially applied to all new assured shorthold tenancies granted on or after 1 June 2019 but now after the 12 month transitional period apply to all tenancies regardless of when they were entered into.

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