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Stay on possession proceedings ends

Posted on 29/09/2020

Back in March 2020, the UK government put emergency rules into place that suspended all possession claims and the enforcement of any possession orders already made.  On September 20th 2020 this came to an end for all residential tenancies. So, what does that mean for residential landlords that are now looking to commence new possession […]

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Cornavirus eviction ban to be extended by four weeks

Posted on 24/08/2020

The ban on tenant evictions that was set to end today has been extended by a further four weeks to September 20th. Understandably, this will be unwelcome news to many struggling landlords. This ban has offered a level of protection for tenants over the past five months and ‘mortgage holidays’ were introduced to help support […]

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Caution over clause claiming to vary fixed apportionments of service charge in a lease

Posted on 03/07/2020

It is fairly common for leases to permit the landlord or management company to vary the percentage contribution to a service charge payable by a leaseholder. This, on the face of it, allows the landlord some much needed flexibility in determining the apportionment payable if, for example, further development takes place or the original apportionments […]

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Landlords beware when granting consent – the danger of contingent obligations

Posted on 20/05/2020

On the 6th May 2020 the Supreme Court gave its judgment in the case of Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd UKSC 18 and the resulting implications for landlords or management companies of blocks of flats and their tenants are significant. The Supreme Court was asked to consider whether a landlord of a residential block […]

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The Coronavirus Act and The Impact on Payment of Service Charges & Ground Rent

Posted on 09/04/2020

You will have seen the announcement that private and social renters will be protected from eviction for three months under legislation given the Royal Assent on 25th March 2020, The Coronavirus Act 2020, as well as the offer of mortgage repayment holidays for mortgage borrowers. These measures mean that residential tenancies are protected from eviction […]

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Update on Courts and Tribunals in light of COVID 19

Posted on 09/04/2020

In order to comply with social distancing the work of courts and tribunals will be consolidated into fewer buildings and the courts will be avoiding physical hearings unless absolutely necessary and using remote hearing wherever possible. This is at the discretion of the courts. Where the judiciary has decided it is appropriate for a hearing […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 3

Posted on 27/03/2020

The situation with Coronavirus is ever changing but I would like to reassure you that as a business we are doing everything we can to protect our clients, colleagues and communities without compromising on our service levels. At this time our offices are closed and our employees are currently working from home. We have a […]

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Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 2

Posted on 18/03/2020

In line with new advice from the government  up to 90% of the SLC  team will be working from home as of today, 18th March 2020. We will do our best to maintain all services but response times may be longer than usual and we ask you to bear with us. We will have a […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 1

Posted on 16/03/2020

The situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is extremely dynamic and we continue to review the facts, science and government advice to make proactive decisions necessary to protect our clients, our colleagues and our communities. Our offices are open and our teams are currently working as normal. Our focus is about minimising the spread of the […]

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Offices open

Posted on 26/02/2020

Following our Shrewsbury offices closure due to flooding earlier in the week, we are pleased to announce that our Shrewsbury offices are open again from 12pm today (Wednesday 26th February). We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your patience.

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