Residential Property Insights

All private landlords should be made aware that, from 1 February 2016, they will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. The Immigration Act 2014 prohibits private landlords of residential properties…

The Court of Appeal has held that a landlord was not required to pay a rent deposit in respect of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) into an authorised scheme, where there was no authorised scheme at the time the deposit was received. However, the landlord…

Several changes to planning law came into force on 6 April 2014. The changes introduce a number of new permitted development rights for change of use: New Class CA allows a building used as a shop to be used as a bank, a building society, a credit union or…