When does the Right of First Refusal apply and what are the benefits?

When does the Right of First Refusal apply and what are the benefits?
​ Part 1 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (LTA 1987) gives certain residential tenants a right of first refusal where the landlord is proposing to dispose of the freehold. Where the LTA 1987 is applicable, there is a prohibition on the freeholder making any disposal unless: i.the landlord has first served formal offer notices on the "qualifying ...
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Long leasehold disputes - Alterations in residential properties

Long leasehold disputes - Alterations in residential properties
When you lease out your property you give day to day control to your tenant. However, sometimes a tenant can alter or use the property in a way that wasn't agreed. So, as a freeholder, what would do you do about unauthorised alterations in residential property that has been let on a long lease? Long leaseholds are normally for 99 or 125 years, alth...
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Upminster mini golf course - Planning

Upminster mini golf course - Planning
Significant planning applications always arouse considerable interest for local residents and we note that the London Borough of Havering has made a planning application for the development of Hall Lane mini golf site in Upminster. The application is actually by Mercury Land Holdings Limited which is a Housing Development Company wholly owned and c...
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S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel Ltd

S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel Ltd
The Supreme Court has ruled that a hotelier landlord could not oppose a Section 26 Notice requesting a new tenancy on the grounds of 'intended' works. The case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd highlights the protection afforded to tenants by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. S Franses Ltd is a textile dealership and consultancy a...
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Supreme Court Rules on Property Agent Commission Dispute

Supreme Court Rules on Property Agent Commission Dispute
The Supreme Court recently ruled on an Appeal where a property vendor refused to pay an estate agent the commission owed. The case highlights the importance of a clear agreement in accordance with the Estate Agents Act 1979 and the legal recourse available. The case dealt with two main issues: i. the status of an agreement between an estate agent a...
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Commonhold Ownership - The Basics

Commonhold Ownership - The basics
All property in England and Wales is owned on either a freehold basis or a leasehold basis. Flats are almost universally sold as leasehold property. In 2002 commonhold was introduced to enable the freehold ownership of flats. However, since 2002 fewer than 20 commonholds have been created. So what exactly is it? Freehold is ownership that...
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