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legal alert: Tied in a knot: managing Japanese knotweed

31 Jul 18

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down a significant decision in the case of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Williams and another [2018] EWCA Civ 1514 relating to private nuisance and diminution of value from Japanese knotweed.

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legal alert: The tenants’ right to exercise a break

10 May 18

A break clause can be included in a fixed term lease and it provides that a tenant or a landlord can end the term of the lease early. It is not unusual for a tenant to have break rights in relation to a lease, but it is rarer to find that a landlord will have these rights. There are a number of practical issues, which need to be considered by the tenant, when deciding whether to exercise their break rights.

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legal alert: Chancel repair liability

03 May 18

Chancel repair liability refers to the possibility that homeowners within certain parishes may be required to contribute towards the cost of repairing the chancel on a medieval church.

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legal alert: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards and Non-Domestic Landlords

03 Apr 18

From 1 April 2018 new energy efficiency regulations for non-domestic properties require that landlords must ensure their properties have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before a new lease can be granted. From the 1 April 2023, all properties with existing leases that are occupied by a tenant will also need to fulfil these requirements.

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