Property and Estates News

Unintended Consequences: Does Trecarrell House dilute the purpose of the Gas Safety Regulations?

This month the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 and ruled that a failure to serve a gas safety certificate before a tenant enters in to occupation of the property will not create an absolute bar on residential landlords subsequently relying upon […]

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3PB reviews Trecarrell House decision on landlords’ eviction rights and gas safety certificates

Yesterday. Thursday 18th June 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down their judgment in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 to state that a failure to serve a gas safety certificate before a tenant enters in to occupation of the property does not create an absolute bar on residential […]

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Is “Aster” the new “Daejan”? Joshua Dubin helps clients to resist their landlord's appeal

Aster Communities v Chapman and others [2020] UKUT 177 (LC) Judgment published 15.07.2020 Joshua Dubin has helped his clients to resist their landlord’s appeal against the imposition of conditions that will enable them to instruct an expert to assess whether certain repair works are necessary. The Upper Tribunal has upheld a decision to impose conditions […]

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3PB reviews new changes to the execution of legal documents during COVID-19

Lydia Pemberton, deputy head of 3PB’s Property and Estates team, and Charles Irvine, a member of 3PB’s Property and Estates team and Commercial team, have reviewed the new changes to the execution of documents brought about shortly before and since the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. New ways of working have meant a rise in technology […]

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3PB barrister and author Sarah Langford’s planned “clarion call” book about farming sparks publishers’ auction

Publishers Viking has scooped an “urgent clarion call” for the British farming industry by 3PB criminal and family barrister Sarah Langford in a three-way auction. “For a Love of the Land” will be published in spring 2022 and follows Sarah’s hugely successful debut book, and Sunday Times bestseller, “In Your Defence: Stories of Life and […]

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3PB’s Charles Irvine and Rebecca Farrell produce an updated property law guide on Covid-19

3PB’s specialist Property and Estates Barristers Charles Irvine and Rebecca Farrell issue an updated guide on the rights of commercial landlords and their tenants during the Coronavirus pandemic. The guide reviews the existing position for commercial landlords and their tenants as well as an update on the latest Government’s announcement on 23rd April 2020. To read […]

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3PB’s Joshua Dubin warns local authorities about their right-to-buy lease terms when major works are being planned

3PB’s specialist Property and Regulatory Law Barrister Joshua Dubin warns local authorities about their right-to-buy lease terms when major works are being planned. Piechnik v Oxford City Council [2020] EWHC 960 (QB) – Mrs Justice Tipples DBE In a judgment with significant implications for right-to-buy (‘RTB’) long leaseholders, the High Court has held that a local […]

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3PB’s Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby issues an Update on Tax for Residential Landlords and tenants

3PB’s specialist Commercial and Property Law Barrister Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby has issued an update on tax for both residential Landlords and Tenants. The article finds that the Coronavirus outbreak has come at difficult time for landlords due to the previous changes that will come into full effect on 6 April 2020. The current changes have been […]

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An Update for Residential Landlords and Tenants during the Coronavirus

3PB’s Head of Property and Estates Group Matthew Cannings and Alex Leonhardt, pupil barrister, have produced an update for residential landlords and tenants during the Coronavirus pandemic.  The article considers the implications of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and Practice Direction 51Z of the Civil Procedure Rules and what the new provisions mean for residential landlords […]

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