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Renting and repairs: My landlord won’t fix the heating, what...

If you are renting your home, it is your landlord’s responsibility to provide heating and hot water. When the heating or boiler fails through no...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Easements, what are they and what do they mean for...

An easement is a right enjoyed by a landowner over another person’s land which binds successors in title. Usually speaking, most easements are positive, which...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Recovering business tenancy rent arrears and the new legislation

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 (“the Act”) came into force on 24 March 2022. The purpose behind the Act is to extend the protection...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution | 16th February 2022

How to evict a commercial tenant

If you are a landlord of a commercial property, you may find yourself in the circumstances where you need to evict a tenant and take...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution | 8th December 2021

Mandatory arbitration process unveiled for commercial rent arrears

The government has unveiled its long-awaited plans for arbitration to handle pandemic-related commercial rent arrears, with a code of conduct that effectively sets the standard...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Guide to your rights as a student tenant

If you are renting accommodation as a student, you should fully understand your rights - and your obligations. When things go wrong in your flat...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

A royal lesson in keeping things under your hat

A judicial decision has seen the late Duke of Edinburgh’s will sealed for 90 years, and the value of the estate excluded from the grant...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution | 7th October 2021

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution and why is it important?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) is exactly what it says on the tin- it’s an alternative way to attempt to resolve a dispute. If you haven’t...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution | 29th July 2021

Neighbour disputes – what exactly are they?

Disputes between neighbours can be difficult to deal with. They can often be fuelled with emotions and based on staunch principles. One of the key...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Aspiring property hosts must check the small print

As the shutters lift on life, with shops and bars opening and holiday planning underway, property owners may be thinking of cashing in on the...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution