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Ask the Legal Expert: Who owns my fence?

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"The recent storms have broken the fence at the bottom of my garden, but who is responsible for replacing it?" Fences can be a source of major disagreement between neighbours, especially when those fences become damaged and there is a need (and...

High Court rules in favour of Commercial Landlord for Covid related Rent Arrears

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The High Court has recently awarded judgment in favour of a commercial landlord in a claim for rent arrears which accrued since (and largely due to) the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. In London Trocadero (2015) LLP v Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd [2021], the...

Protections From Forfeiture Extended

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The Welsh Government has recently taken action to introduce a further extension to the protections from forfeiture for non-payment of rent for business tenancies in Wales. The 3 month extension is being introduced by way of the Business Tenancies...

Emergency Eviction Laws to be made Permanent

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The Welsh Government has taken steps to make permanent a number of changes originally introduced to assist tenants during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill was passed on 23 February 2021 and will amend the Renting Homes...

Residential Accommodation Evictions Suspended for Christmas 2020

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The Welsh Government has taken action to introduce regulations to suspend evictions from social and private rented accommodation over the Christmas and New Year period. The restrictions have been given legal force in Wales by the Public Health...

Commercial Property Update - Protections from Forfeiture & CRAR Extended to 31 March 2021

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On 9 December 2020 the Government published regulations to extend the restrictions on forfeiture of commercial tenancies for non-payment of rent in England and Wales to 31 March 2021 . The extension to these protections means commercial tenants will have...