Residential Tenancies - Case Law Update & Developments for Conveyancers
In the course of a busy conveyancing practice it may be that you only rarely meet residential tenancies or it may be you specialise in this topic; either way a review of recent case law and developments is a useful exercise.
Tenancies and leasehold titles generally cause conveyancers a number of problems so it is best to be prepared and better able to advise clients on this often fraught area of the law.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- Landlord’s powers to increase rent - s.13 Housing Act 1988 and Robertson v Webb 
- Houses in multiple occupation - revised rules from October 2018
- Reviewing key points as to service of a s.21 Housing Act 1988 notice to determine an assured shorthold tenancy
- Airbnb and breach of a lessee’s covenant
- A review of fire safety requirements
- Smith v Khan  - unlawful eviction and the resulting damages
- Service charges - the latest cases on notices, time limits, estimates and estoppel
- Escalating ground rents and unfair lease terms including the government’s latest views, the CML/UK Finance Mortgage Lending retainer and your liability and the impact on Help to Buy home equity loans
- Law Commission - a brief look at proposals for leasehold flats and houses
- No Dogs - is this use restriction enforceable following Victory Place v Kuehn?
- West India Quay v East Tower  - on Landlord’s consent to assign