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Commercial Tenancies and COVID legislation: What protections are set to come to an end?

Hannah Martin
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In this article, Commercial Property Solicitor Hannah Martin provides the dates for when the reliefs and protections for commercial tenancies are coming to an end, detailing what this means for landlords & tenants of commercial property.

Can I alter or improve my flat if I co-own the freehold?

Niki Adkins
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Leasehold Property Specialist Niki Adkins debunks the misconception that a freehold owner can do what they want; and discusses how a co-freeholder needs to use a licence to alter to make alterations to their property.

What is the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill and what does it mean for leaseholders?

Hannah Faith
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In her first article, Hannah Faith, Paralegal in Frettens’ expanding Leasehold Property Team, looks at the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill that was published yesterday. She provides an overview of the bill, describing what it could mean for leaseholders.

Breathing Space Legislation - How does the Debt Respite Scheme affect Landlords?

William Bartley
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Will Bartley, Landlord & Tenant Executive, looks at the new Breathing Space Legislation. He provides an overview of the Debt Respite Scheme and discusses how the scheme affects landlords.

Why are increased ground rents such an issue for leaseholders?

Niki Adkins
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Why are increasing ground rents an issue and what can I do to prevent my ground rent increasing? Niki Adkins, Associate in our Leasehold Property Team looks at ground rent; giving an overview of what it is, what it does and why they are such an issue for leaseholders.

Deed of Variation for ground rent

Anne Albritton
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My freeholder has offered me a deed of variation to vary my ground rent - What should I do? Ground Rent increases are a hot topic at the moment; and some leaseholders have had a deed of variation offered to them by their freeholder. Anne Albritton looks at how deeds of variation can be used to vary ground rent.

Is now a good time to extend my lease?

Niki Adkins
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Niki Adkins is an Associate and Leasehold Specialist in our expanding Lease Team. In this article, she answers the question: Is now a good time to extend my lease? Niki looks at factors such as reform legislation and cost; going on to describe the lease extension process.

How to take control of management of your block of flats

Niki Adkins
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Niki Adkins, specialist lawyer in our growing Leasehold Property Team, looks at the various ways in which a leaseholder can take control of the management of their block of flats. Detailing how Right to Manage, Enfranchisement and Enforcement Action works.

What is a declaration of trust and why do I need one?

Lee Young
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What is a declaration of trust and why do I need one? Specialist solicitor Lee Young looks at declarations of trust for property purchase and discusses the importance of setting out an equity split agreement.

Buying a flat with a short lease

Anne Albritton
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Anne Albritton, Associate in our growing Lease Team, details the process of buying a flat with a short lease. She goes on to discuss whether short lease property is worth purchasing, weighing up the pros and cons.

Landlords - How to deal with rent arrears during the pandemic

William Bartley
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Rent arrears are a real concern for UK landlords they can have a significant impact on their ability to pay their mortgage and ongoing bills.

Landlord & tenant lawyer Will Bartley looks at landlords experiencing rent arrears during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Selling a flat with a short lease

Anne Albritton
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Associate and Leasehold Specialist Anne Albritton looks at selling a flat with a short lease, discussing how short leases can affect the value of a property; and answering any questions that you may have.

Do I need to extend my lease if I own a share of the freehold?

Niki Adkins
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Do I need to extend my lease if I own a share of the freehold? Lease specialist Niki Adkins explains why freehold owners need to extend their lease, providing a 'how to' guide.

Right to Manage vs Enfranchisement

Anne Albritton
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Right to Manage and Enfranchisement are two commonly used tools by leaseholders to gain more control over their building. Anne Albritton , Associate and Leasehold Specialist at Frettens, discusses both RTM and enfranchisement; comparing the two and...

Bailiff ban on evictions extended to May

William Bartley
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Will Bartley looks at the most recent eviction ban extension which was announced on March 10th 2021. He discusses what was announced and how it effects landlords and tenants in the UK.

What is right to manage and how does it work?

Anne Albritton
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Anne Albritton, Associate in Frettens' specialist leasehold team, explains what the right to manage' is, how it works, and how leaseholders can set up a RTM company.

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