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Tenant granted relief from forfeiture, despite a deliberate breach of covenant

United Kingdom - June 4 2019 A court has granted relief from forfeiture to an insolvent tenant of a long lease, despite the tenant’s deliberate breach of a keep open covenant...

Kate McCall.

Gas safety certificate must be provided before start of residential tenancy

United Kingdom - March 19 2019 A second case confirms that a landlord who fails to provide a gas safety certificate before the start of a residential tenancy cannot later terminate...

Georgina Kenny.

Tenant Fees Act 2019 is passed

United Kingdom - March 4 2019 The Tenant Fees Act 2019 is intended to make residential letting fairer and more affordable for tenants by reducing costs at the outset of a tenancy...

Georgina Kenny.

Repair of iconic tower enforced by specific performance

United Kingdom - March 1 2019 A court has enforced the landlord’s repairing obligation relating to Beetham Tower, requiring it to find a permanent solution to failing glass panels...

Luke Holden.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is passed

United Kingdom - January 29 2019 On 20 December 2018 the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act) was given Royal Assent. It amends the Landlord and Tenant Act...

Georgina Kenny.