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Please find below the latest blog posts from our Landlord and Tenant team.

Interim Possession Order

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Interim Possession Order –A Quicker Procedure To Remove Squatters Applying for an Interim Possession Order (‘IPO’) from the Court is an option available to a landlord (both individually and commercially) who finds anybody occupying their...

An Effective Way To Remove Tenants From Rented Residential Property

Sarah Davies
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If you are a Letting Agent and want an update and overview  on the most effective way to remove tenants from rented residential property, Sarah Davies, Director and Head of Property Litigation at JCP Solicitors, has a short presentation that she is...

Second Homes, Buy To Lets and Stamp Duty Changes

Emma Gilroy
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You may have seen in the Press that the Government’s Autumn Statement announced that from 1 April this year, there is to be a 3% increase in stamp duty for second property purchases, such as second homes and buy to let properties. The higher rates...

Rent Smart Wales Goes Lives. A blog for Welsh Landlords and Agents

Rebecca Seldon
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As the Welsh Government's Rent Smart Wales scheme goes live, we look at recent developments, revisit the key changes and outline how to ensure compliance with the new laws: In this, our third article this year on the significant new legal changes...

Disputed Boundaries: The Hedge and Ditch Rule

Sarah Davies
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The most useful summary of the hedge and ditch rule can be found in the ruling of Judge Lawrence in Vowles v Miller (1810). “The rule about ditching is this. No man, making a ditch, can cut into his neighbour’s soil, but usually he cuts it to...

Welsh Landlords And Agents: Be Mindful Of New Important Laws

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A snapshot of the new Welsh Government legislation set to affect landlords and agents in Wales. Designed to improve the standards of letting and management practice in the private rental sector in Wales, important new laws set to be introduced in autumn...

Consultations Affecting The Private Rented Sector: An Update

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The Welsh Government has published two consultations which seeks views on the Regulation of Private Housing and a Code of Practice for landlords and agents in connection with the private rented sector. The consultation closes on 7 May 2015. For those...

Ask The Legal Expert: Where Are My Deeds?

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In this week’s Ask The Legal Expert blog, we get the latest specialist advice from our Property team: I want to sell my house, but where are my deeds? When you originally bought your house, after successfully being registered as the new owner of...

Land Registry Launch Alerts To Help Fight Property Fraud

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H M Land Registry has set up an alert system to help property owners protect themselves against property fraud. Property fraud can happen by fraudsters impersonating the registered owner or, the fraudsters can use forged documents to attempt to acquire...

Calling All Landlords...

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Are you ready to comply with the new Welsh Government regulations to ensure that you are not held liable for your tenants’ water bills? Effective from 1 January 2015, under new regulations introduced by the Welsh Government, if you own a residential...

Business Tenancies Pursuant To The Landlord And Tenant Act 1954

Sarah Davies
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What is a Business Lease? The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the Act”) provides that leases of a fixed term of over 6 months or where the tenant has been in occupation for 12 months can gain protection from the Act. In order to gain protection...