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What is the new law?
From the 1st February 2016, landlords in England will now have to ensure that their tenants have a right to rent. This means checking that your tenant is either a British citizen, a citizen of a country in the EU or EEA or a citizen of another country with no limits on their permission to live in the UK.
As you may have already heard, certain Councils are now introducing the landlord’s licencing scheme to their respective boroughs. The scheme places a mandatory obligation on private landlords to obtain a licence to show that their rented accommodations are compliant with relevant health and safety legislations, with the aim of raising the standard of living conditions.
Back in December, ITV ran a fundraising appeal called Text Santa to hold a nation-wide Christmas Jumper Day on December 18th.
To do our bit, we decided to hold a 2 day jumper-thon and do a Christmas Themed Bake Sale alongside. This appeal is in aid of three fantastic, worth-while charities; Make a Wish, Save the Children and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Recent changes in the law have meant that the courts are now becoming harsher when it comes to missed court deadlines. The recent case of Sinclair -v- Dorsey & Whitney (2015) showed Mr Justice Popplewell deciding that no relief from sanction would be given to the claimants who had breached an unless order, even though their case was estimated to be worth £30 million.
Here at Gelbergs, Charity work within the community and wider area are what set us apart from other firms. We hold strong belief in helping others, and this year, we thought we'd get into the festive spirit this December by helping those less fortunate!
The recent case of Scottish Power v. BP shows that sometimes a court can ignore the plain language of a contract and place its own interpretation on a clause. This case concerned clauses limiting the liability of a party for breach of contract. The court determined that such clauses were too restrictive in light of the parties’ commercial intentions and considerations of fairness and just compensation to the injured party.
Joining us for a week back in June from Highbury Fields School, Hilal was bright and enthusiastic. Shadowing solicitors and our marketing manager, she saw a real insight into the inner workings of a London-based Law firm. We really enjoyed having her with us and we wish her the best of luck in the future and hope that she is able to pursue her dream of becoming a legal professional, specialising in EU Law.
We have the pleasure of exhibiting at the Property Investor and Homebuyers Show this year at ExCel London on the 9th and 10th October!
Aimed at Investors and homeowners/homebuyers, the show will prove very useful to those looking for services associated with buying a property.
Fraud Prevention service CIFAS Internal Fraud Database, found that 63% of all fraud recorded and confirmed with them in 2014, were Employment Application Frauds. This includes giving false information regarding an individual’s employment history, qualifications and criminal record.
There has been much litigation on the equitable remedy of ‘set-off’. The typical scenario involves a tenant seeking to withhold rent because the landlord has breached one (or more) of his obligations in the lease. So is the tenant allowed to do this?