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Monthly Archives: July, 2019

Welsh Government Consult on Extending Minimum Notice Period for a No-Fault Eviction

Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 currently gives landlords in England and Wales the right to serve a notice on their tenant giving them 2 months’ notice to leave the property. Tenants must have been in occupation for four months before a landlord can serve this notice on the tenant.Section 173 of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act ... Continue reading

Government Responds to Consultation on Leasehold Reform

The Government issued a consultation in October 2018 to seek views on how it can implement changes in the leasehold sector in England to tackle exploitative practices.The Government’s response to the consultation has now been published: ‘Implementing reforms to the leasehold system in England’ as has its response to the ‘Housing ... Continue reading

Supreme Court Ruling on Estate Agent's Commission

Agent’s Commission Payable but Reduced for Not Complying with the Estate Agents ActAn important ruling was recently handed down by the Supreme Court in Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 4, which concerned a dispute between an estate agent and seller which arose when the seller refused to pay the estate agent’s commission following comp ... Continue reading

Court of Appeal Ruling on Enhanced Maternity Pay and Shared Parental Leave

In May of this year, the Court of Appeal delivered an important decision for employers who enhance maternity pay but do not mirror that enhancement for employees taking shared parental leave.The current legal position is that it is up to employers to decide whether or not to enhance contractual pay to employees on shared parenta ... Continue reading

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 Receives Royal Assent

The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 (‘the Act’) received Royal Assent on 15 May 2019 and is due to come into force in Wales on the 01 September 2019.The purpose of this Act is to make costs more transparent and to make the private rented housing market in Wales more accessible to tenants who often struggle to meet up ... Continue reading

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