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Residential Tenancy Agreements – ‘one size fits all’ or not?

If you’re a landlord, you may get your “usual” tenancy agreement from your letting agent or one of the many landlord association websites. But it’s important to consider whether this “one size fits all” approach is really appropriate for your needs… and to be aware of the pitfalls. Before entering into a new letting arrangement, …

Residential Tenancy Agreements – ‘one size fits all’ or not?

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Don’t get in a ‘MEES’ about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

We are now less than a year away from the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which are due to come into force on 1 April 2018 and will make it unlawful to grant a new lease of residential or commercial premises with an EPC rating of band F or G.  As this …

Don’t get in a ‘MEES’ about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

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Preventing Property Fraud – you CAN help yourselves

Residential property owners open themselves up to property fraud particularly when leaving properties empty in circumstances such as void periods between tenancies; living overseas for part of the year; carrying out building works; parents moving to residential homes; and whilst waiting for grant of probate. Unsurprisingly, properties are also at risk when they are tenanted, …

Preventing Property Fraud – you CAN help yourselves

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The importance of client service and growing with our clients

With a large number of owner managed businesses as clients, the Sherrards commercial property team often become closely involved with our clients’ growth and development.  We enjoy their successes and do everything we can to protect their interests when difficulties arise. Our passion for our clients’ success goes beyond providing the best legal advice.  It’s …

The importance of client service and growing with our clients

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Locked In A Room!

Long standing client of Sherrards’ commercial property team ‘Locked In A Room’ has just opened its third site in Milton Keynes. With other sites in London Excel and Arelight House Bristol. Locked In a Room is the UK’s largest escape room experiences where participants work through a series of tests, puzzles and clues to unlock …

Locked In A Room!

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Landlords repair obligation “lessened”?

The Court of Appeal recently made it clear that despite there being an obligation on landlords to repair a property, this is not the same as an obligation to make the premises safe and that general defects did not have to be dealt with unless the premises were out of repair. The case (Dodd v …

Landlords repair obligation “lessened”?

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