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Sep
15
A further stay of possession claims: where are we now?
Landlords of residential properties were left feeling aggrieved and thumping their fists on the table following the announcement by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP that the stay on possession proceedings, would be extended for a further 4 weeks
Sep
15
Changes to contracts of employment
Over the last six months, all businesses have had to make decisions about the way in which they deal with their employees given the impact of Covid-19. Measures will have been put in place to put people on furlough, to adjust to people working from home and to implement cost saving measures such as temporary pay reductions.
Sep
10
Section 106 obligations and the land registry
The obligations contained in s106 Agreements automatically bind successors in title to the landowners who entered into the obligations without it being necessary for there to be any additional deed of covenant or other steps taken.
Sep
09
High Court rules on the jurisdiction of an adjudicator in construction dispute
In the case of Lane End Developments Construction Limited v Kingstone Civil Engineering Limited [2020] EWHC 2338 (TCC), the High Court considered whether an adjudicator had been validly appointed and had jurisdiction to issue his decision in the adjudication.
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...

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