Leasehold Extension – Do you need to extend?
Do you own a leasehold property? How many years are left on your lease? Do you need to extend your lease? A long lease reduces in value over time. Therefore, the shorter the lease, the less valuable your property is. All leasehold owners should be aware of a lease that is less than 80 years. […]
DVSA publish revised Enforcement Sanctions Policy
On the 20th February 2020 the DVSA published its revised Enforcement Sanctions Policy. This is essential reading for Transport Managers and Operators , as well as for drivers to understand the sanctions available. This being in addition to the ability for the DVSA to bring prosecutions in Court. The policy can be viewed in full […]
Death “Discrimination” – No Change!
Last week, the Government published its response to a proposed Remedial Order to amend the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and failed to make any changes. Currently, the Fatal Accidents Act provides for a widowed spouse or bereaved child who is under 18 to claim a fixed sum of compensation if the death was caused by […]
Recovery of Legal Costs Under a Residential Lease
Landlords (or managing agents) may, from time to time, have to deal with a tenant who fails to pay service charges in accordance with their lease. This failure is a breach by the tenant of their lease. In order to recover the unpaid charges from a tenant, it may be necessary for the landlord (or […]
What the new off-payroll rules mean for businesses
In April 2020 new legislation, known as the ‘Off-Payroll Tax’ will be introduced to determine IR35 status. It is intended that these new tax rules will make it easier for businesses to distinguish between a genuine contractor and someone who could be deemed an employee. IR35 has not been seen as a success and has […]
Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims – has there been a material difference to creditors?
The pre-action protocol for debt claims came into force on 1 October 2017. The pre-action protocol was put in place to try and encourage parties to settle matters early and avoid the need for court proceedings. Whilst there was pre 2017 a pre-action conduct for claims for debt, it was more relaxed and allowed creditors […]