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March 2020

The March 2020 update is now available.

Topics this month:
  • Long Leases: Service Charges– reasonableness - jurisdiction of the county court and of the First Tier Tribunal; FTT must assess evidence – burden of proof
  • Mobile Homes: Security of tenure – site owners lease – protection after site sold; Protected Site - Mixed (holiday and residential) sites.
  • Nuisance and trespass: Overlooking; Art 8 of ECHR – Tate Modern case.
  • Planning: Green Belt Land - exceptional circumstances – need for housing; Planning permission - approval of reserved matters.
  • Property Litigation: Possession procedure - Pre-Action Protocols – rent and disrepair.
  • Residential Tenancies: The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.
  • Restrictive Covenants: Discharge or modification under s.84 Law of Property Act 1925 - Practical Benefit; Discharge or modification - obsolescence; Discharge or modification – no injury.
  • Solicitors Practice Points: Amended TA6; Fire Safety in Multi occupancy multi storey buildings.

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The next update will be in the middle of March.

Gary Webber
20 March 2020


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