How small is too small when it comes to property?

There hasYorkshire - Cottage been a steep rise in the number of people renting rather than buying in London, no doubt due to the really high prices of property in the capital, and the rules of affordability to get a mortgage. Landlords are offering smaller and smaller flats to tenants, but are they breaking the law?
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Bad behaviour on the part of a #business Tenant precluded her from being granted a renewed Lease

article_logoBusiness Tenants to be on best behaviour or statutory protection can be removed

A Court considered whether it was necessary for a Landlord to show that the grant of a new tenancy would cause it real prejudice in the future. Further, would it be sufficient to simply establish it or would it not be fair to continue the Landlord and Tenant relationship because of the Tenant’s past performance and behaviour?

Ref. Youssefi v Mussellwhite [2014] EWCA Civ 885 The Court of Appeal in this case upheld the previous Judge’s view that bad behaviour on the part of the business Tenant precluded her from being granted a renewed Lease, which she … Continue reading

Household Pests: Who is responsible, the landlord or the tenant?

There is often a disagreement between landlords and tenants as to who is responsible for dealing with a pest problem and according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC), it is becoming more and more common to see the problems dumped on the landlord.
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