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Successful ARMA Conference

Posted on 21/10/2019

The ARMA annual conference 2019 which was held in London on Thursday last, 17th October was yet another resounding success. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and it was wonderful meeting clients and acquaintances, past, present and new. We would like to thank ARMA for hosting this prestigious event and for providing us all with the […]

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Join us at the ARMA Conference on 17th October 2019

Posted on 09/10/2019

We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the ARMA annual conference this year which is being held on 17th October at etc. venues conference centre, 133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX. For those of you who are attending the ARMA conference on the 17th October we would be delighted if you could join […]

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Exciting Changes to Sales and Accounts teams

Posted on 24/09/2019

SLC Solicitors are excited to announce the following changes to our Sales and Account Management Teams.  Kelly-Anne Taylor will be moving across to our Sales team in the position of Sales Executive.  Kelly-Anne joined SLC Solicitors in May of 2016 as an Assistant Account Manager, quickly progressing to Account Manager  within her first year.  We […]

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Changes announced to leasehold Information Packs

Posted on 12/07/2019

On 27th June 2019, the Secretary of State announced a series of changes to the leasehold sector. This followed the Government’s consultation on implementing changes to promote fairness and transparency for leaseholders and to challenge unfair practices and unreasonable fees in the leasehold sector. Amongst the many changes announced is a mandatory cap on the […]

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Waiver of right to forfeit in Stemp case

Posted on 01/05/2019

It is possible for a landlord, during the period in which he is prevented from exercising his right of re-entry by the Housing Act 1996 s.81, to waive the right to forfeit a lease for non-payment of service charges. This position has been established by the Upper Tribunal (UT)  recently in the case of Stemp […]

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When is a Long Lease a Problem?

Posted on 09/04/2019

Long leasehold properties have recently been on the receiving end of negative publicity in the wake of the leasehold house scandal. The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership Campaign believes that there are 100,000 families trapped in houses that are virtually unsellable because of rising ground rents. In December 2018, 21,044 leasehold properties were sold [1] and submitted […]

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Reform recommended for Lease Extension and Enfranchisement

Posted on 19/12/2018

The Law Commission has published a summary paper of changes it recommends for the law relating to extending the leases of houses and flats and buying the freehold of buildings containing flats. The proposals are an attempt to strike a difficult balance between reducing the price payable by leaseholders who want to buy their freehold […]

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Leasehold Properties – Ground Rents, ASTs and Termination

Posted on 17/12/2018

While there has been a great deal of recent  media attention relating to leasehold houses and escalating ground rents, there is another issue relating to ground rents that landlords, flat owners  and mortgage lenders need to be aware of. Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) are usually short term lets, however, under current leasehold legislation once the […]

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Upper Tribunal ruling on student accommodation

Posted on 19/09/2017

Upper Tribunal rules that student accommodation that shares communal areas is not a dwelling for the purposes of section 27A of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. Section 27A of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 provides that an application may be made to the First Tier Tribunal for a determination as to whether a […]

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Can You Recover Costs in a Small Claims Dispute?

Posted on 25/08/2017

The basic position is that for claims which have been allocated to the Small Claims Track, usually with a monetary value of less than £10,000, the Court will not order a party to pay fees or expenses to the other party, subject to certain exceptions. One of those exceptions is if the Court thinks a […]

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