Evicting a residential short lease tenant


Evicting a residential short lease tenant When a tenant reaches the end of their contractual term or when they fail to pay rent a landlord may wish them to leave the property. However, the process of eviction may not be as easy as it first seems. A problem arises in the fact that the tenants READ MORE

Section 21 notice to evict tenant


Evicting a residential tenant Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 permits landlords to recover possession of their property after ending a lease agreement with their tenants. The landlord can serve a section 21 notice on a tenant without giving any reasons for terminating their tenancy. Section 21 applies to terminating Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST). READ MORE

When Reputation Just Isn’t Enough – Establishing Goodwill in Passing Off Claims


The tort of “passing off” has long been an essential dimension for people to protect their intellectual property (“IP”) rights. Unlike the registration requirements for trade marks and design rights to bring any claim under those rights, the tort of passing off can be established in any claim provided the legal threshold is reached. The READ MORE

Absent freeholder – legal problems and solutions


Absent freeholders or landlords Although it has to be said there are some benefits to having an absentee freeholder when you are the leaseholder of a property, such as the quiet enjoyment of the property without the interference or even unreasonable demands of the landlord or the foregoing of hefty service charges, when it comes READ MORE

Share Purchase Agreements


Solicitors for a share purchase agreement Share purchase agreements are often complex documents which can become lengthy and create significant delay, friction and cost if not dealt with by experienced, business minded and practical solicitors for both buyer and seller. Ultimately, good solicitors must understand that the cost of advice and risk assessment must be READ MORE

Legal advice on directors loans


Directors loans – are they legal? A directors loan is where a company director takes money out of the company which does not take the form of a salary or a dividend. Additionally, the money you have taken out is greater than any other payments you have made into the account. If this account is READ MORE

Shop leases – what’s on the legal shopping list?


Solicitors for a shop lease We regularly advise on leases for shop premises. This may include advising landlord or tenant, drafting of the commercial shop lease, advising on it, or legal advice on selling/transferring the shop lease or sub-letting. In addition, we advise on termination of shop premises leases or disputes between landlords and tenants. READ MORE

Section 21 Notice Changes Pursuant To The Deregulation Act 2015


As of 1 October 2015, the provisions regarding Section 21 Notices pursuant to the Deregulation Act 2015 come into force. Please note that these provisions will only apply to new assured shorthold tenancies starting on or after 1 October 2015. This will then be extended to apply to all assured shorthold tenancies in existence as READ MORE

Sanctions, embargoes, and restrictions: Part I


D Rosen We live in a very dangerous world, where chaos and destruction bring misery and decay to millions of people. Within a country’s armoury, there exist tools other than military action, to express repugnance and abject disagreement to the way things are done in certain countries or areas, by individuals, businesses, and other associations. READ MORE



Fishing? No. Not a Yiddish or German or Austrian mispronunciation of ‘fishing’, but rather, a fraud and a scam by way of a cold call to fool you into parting with details about your bank account, and passwords so that they can gain access to your online banking and extract what they can from you. READ MORE