Tag Archives: LACORS

More consultation over the Private Rental Sector

Due to the ever increasing demand for rental properties the Government have decided that a consultation on this area is needed. The discussion titled ‘Review of property conditions in the private rented sector’ is in its initial stages so no changes are imminent; but certain topics have been raised with a view to helping the […]

HMO mandatory licensing- calculating storeys

London Borough of Islington v The Unite Group Plc [2013] EWHC 508 (Admin) Thanks again to David Smith and our friends at Nearly Legal for drawing this recent case to our attention. NL has summarised the case comprehensively here so the below is a quick overview. The High Court in this case has clarified the […]

Landlords’ safety obligations

Thanks to our friends at Nearly Legal we have been alerted to the recent case of Gillian Drysdale v Joanne Hedges (2012) QBD 27/07/2012. A tenant slipped off some steep steps while moving her belongings in at the beginning of the tenancy and injured her back. The steps were painted with gloss paint which became […]

Fire Safety revisited

We have had a few queries regarding the Fire Safety (Protection of Tenants) Bill on which we have previously blogged, and so here is our update: the Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress and will not become law. […]

Selective Licensing

The take-up of selective licensing is slowly increasing. Make sure you are aware of which local housing authorities

LACORS on Cancellation of Contracts

LACORS guidance suggests care is needed when verbally agreeing to start marketing for landlords after a face-to-face meeitng in their home or place of work.

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