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Leasehold Enfranchisement Reform

09 Jan 2020

The Law Commission today presents the government with three options for reforming the process enabling leaseholders to buy or extend their lease a year after receiving hundreds of responses to their consultation.  The government asked the Law Commission to review enfranchisement law to and to provide options to reduce the premium payable for leaseholders to […]


The Data Protection Fee: what is it and do I need to pay it?

09 Dec 2019

What is the data protection fee? It is the fee payable by data controllers to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) when they register with the ICO and funds the ICO’s activities. All data controllers are required to register with the ICO and pay the fee unless they are exempt. Do I have to pay the […]


What does the general election mean for family law?

06 Dec 2019

Whatever your views on the “B word” and the current state of politics in the UK, family lawyers across the country were almost unanimous in their despair when the prorogation of Parliament spelt the end for the introduction of no-fault divorce and the draft Domestic Abuse Bill. To coincide with the upcoming general election on […]


Supreme Court provides further guidance on when landlords may reasonably refuse a tenant’s request

08 Nov 2019

Sequent Nominees Ltd (Formerly Rotrust Nominees Ltd) (Sequent) v Hautford Ltd (Hautfort) [2019] UKSC 47 The UK’s highest Court has this week ruled that a freeholder was entitled to refuse consent for a leaseholder to apply for planning permission that might substantially enhance the tenant’s ability to buy out the freehold. In this case, the […]

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