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Case review 15/10/2018
The Supreme Court have dismissed an appeal ruling that local authorities can restrict the type and class of tenant who can rent rooms in a house of multiple occupancy (HMO).
The legislation in respect of a house in multiple occupation has been amended by the Licensing of HMOs Order 2018. This legislation brought smaller rented properties into the HMO licensing regime and is part of the government’s stance on getting tough with landlords who rent out unsuitable accommodation to large numbers of people.
Technology’s potential to transform how we live and work is more apparent than ever. We have seen this in finance, health services and transportation. The growth of click and collect and companies have radically altered our spending and eating habits, forcing changes in such areas as the retail, leisure and industrial sectors.
Vacant possession is a term we commonly use in real estate when selling a house, commercial building or when acquiring a leasehold interest.
Whatever type of commercial property you are looking to rent, careful consideration is needed before entering into a commercial lease arrangement. All elements of a lease need to be understood and successfully negotiated to minimise misunderstandings and save time and money.
We are pleased to confirm that we have promoted six solicitors to our partnership, taking our worldwide partner count to 279.
Due diligence is a vital part of purchasing a new site and a buyer would not usually consider proceeding until it has obtained detailed information on the nature and potential risks of its investment.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on previous legal directory success.
In a surprise judgment late in 2016, Mishcon de Reya (MdR) was held liable to its client — Dreamvar — in respect of a property purchase in which Dreamvar was defrauded by an unknown third party.
We are pleased to announce that we have boosted our global corporate practice with the appointment of partner Eng Wee Chong to our Singapore office.