Author Archives: Richard Pulford

Tenant Fees Act – reminder

We have produced many blogs on the Tenant Fees Act 2019 and the various restrictions it introduced for new tenancies from 01 June 2019. From 01 June 2020, the Act will apply to all applicable tenancies and licences to occupy housing in the private rented sector. Our previous blogs deal with the requirements in respect […]

Another Coronavirus Update

Another update has been released addressing how possession actions can be handled during the current moratorium on possession claims with an amendment to Practice Direction 51Z: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part51/practice-direction-51z-stay-of-possession-proceedings,-coronavirus There are two key elements of these amendments: • The first of these relates to case directions agreed between the parties involved in ongoing litigation. The court will […]

Right to Rent Update

As the practicalities on the lettings industry of the current pandemic are being worked out, we have our latest update. This time on Right to Rent checks. This has been concerning for many agents and landlords given the social distancing requirements but also the significant penalties for non-compliance. As such, as a temporary measure, you […]

Clarity on possession matters

One of the remaining unanswered questions regarding the 3 month moratorium was in relation to actions that had already started but had not been concluded. We now have the answer. The Master of the Rolls has confirmed that all possession matters that are currently ongoing are suspended for a minimum of 3 months regardless of […]

Coronavirus Update – New Notices

The notices seeking possession of any property occupied under and Assured Shorthold Tenancy have been updated to account for Coronavirus Act. The notices may not look too different as the changes to the format of the notice have been minor however as of 26th March 2020, these notices will need to be used for all […]

PainSmith Solicitors Legal Update Seminars

  *LAST FEW SEMINAR PLACES REMAINING*   Please request a booking form from Emma Butcher at emmab@painsmith.co.uk to save yourself disappointment! Our Brentwood Seminar will take place on Thursday 12th September 2019 at The Holiday Inn, Brentwood M25, Jct 28, Brook Street, Essex CM14 5NF. The event will start with registration and lunch at 1:00pm to […]

PainSmith Seminars

We have two upcoming seminars scheduled in September.   Our Brentwood Seminar will take place on Thursday 12th September 2019 at The Holiday Inn, Brentwood M25, Jct 28, Brook Street, Essex CM14 5NF. The event will start with registration and lunch at 1:00pm to 1:30pm, and the event will finish at 5pm.   Our Cobham […]

New Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements

Our ASTs have been updated to take account of the upcoming Tenant Fees Act 2019 and are available to purchase through the PainSmith shop on our website. Alternatively they can be downloaded for free through the document vault if you are a PainSmith Helpline subscriber.  

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