Cap could lead to more Landlord and Tenant disputes

September 20th, 2017

Proposals to impose a cap on deposits paid by tenants could lead to a rise in disputes, the National Landlords Association has suggested. Earlier this year, the Government published a draft version of the Tenants’ Fee Bill, which set out proposals for a potential cap. If the plan suggested was to become law it would … Continue reading “Cap could lead to more Landlord and Tenant disputes”

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New report offers suggestions to increase construction in the capital

September 20th, 2017

The Mayor of London has faced calls to set up a new procurement framework to help alleviate the housing crisis. A new report, which has been authored by the London Assembly’s planning chief, Nicky Gavron, suggested that strategies to ensure a sufficient housing supply were inadequate. The document called on the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to … Continue reading “New report offers suggestions to increase construction in the capital”

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Trade body backs leasehold crackdown

September 20th, 2017

The Conveyancing Association has supported the Government’s plans to ban punitive leasehold deals on new-build properties. During the summer the Department for Communities and Local Government announced it would be launching an eight-week consultation over plans to crack down on the issue. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said that current practices were “unjust, unnecessary and need … Continue reading “Trade body backs leasehold crackdown”

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Joelson Partner quoted by leading news site

August 24th, 2017

Head of Joelson’s Employment team, David Greenhalgh, was quoted in the Guardian’s piece earlier this month on ‘How to deal with a staff member that isn’t up to scratch’. The Guardian article examined some of the legal issues that can arise if an employer hires a member of staff who isn’t up to standard. The … Continue reading “Joelson Partner quoted by leading news site”

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Landmark legal case will affect how employers calculate holiday pay

August 24th, 2017

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision will mean that businesses must take voluntary overtime into account when calculating holiday pay. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willett and others has upheld an Employment Tribunal’s (ET) decision that regular payments for voluntary overtime must be taken into account when calculating an … Continue reading “Landmark legal case will affect how employers calculate holiday pay”

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Extension granted for out of time tribunal claim following Supreme Court’s ruling that tribunal fees are unlawful

August 24th, 2017

A Southampton Employment Tribunal in Dhami v Tesco Stores Ltd has revived a claimant’s out-of-time claim for discrimination following the Supreme Court’s decision on 26 July that tribunal fees are unlawful. Miss Dhami had bought a claim for age and disability discrimination against her employer, Tesco Stores Ltd. Her application for fees remission was rejected … Continue reading “Extension granted for out of time tribunal claim following Supreme Court’s ruling that tribunal fees are unlawful”

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Notices may prevent rights of way arising

August 14th, 2017

By Laura Bushaway, Senior Associate in the Property Litigation department at Joelson Land owners may be able to prevent adjoining owners/occupiers from acquiring rights of way across the land owner’s property by erecting signs indicating that the land is “private property”.  Laura Bushaway, a Senior Associate in our property litigation team, examines the Court of … Continue reading “Notices may prevent rights of way arising”

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Joelson expands property team with appointment of talented solicitors

July 31st, 2017

Joelson is delighted to welcome four new solicitors to its property team following an increase in demand for its services. Tegan Cummins, Kerry Coleman, Rory Holland and Jude Salmon have all recently joined the department. Associate Tegan has previously worked at another top London law firm. Prior to arriving in the UK, she began her … Continue reading “Joelson expands property team with appointment of talented solicitors”

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Tussle over basement development continues

July 31st, 2017

Plans to build a basement and home cinema beneath a home in an affluent London neighbourhood are at the centre of a long-running legal dispute. Nick Hill has alleged that his plans for an excavation under his £4million property in Knightsbridge have repeatedly been frustrated by his neighbour Russell Gray. The row first erupted five … Continue reading “Tussle over basement development continues”

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Capital a major draw for Asian property investors

July 31st, 2017

Investment by Asia Pacific businesses in London’s commercial property has reached a five-year high. The surge in interest has meant that investors from the region accounted for almost half of the deals in the capital in the first half of the year. Indeed, Asia Pacific firms spent more than £3.42billion on property in the six … Continue reading “Capital a major draw for Asian property investors”

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