From 1 April 2018, assured shorthold landlords will not be able to validly enter into a new tenancy, or renew an existing tenancy, unless the energy performance rating for the property to be let is rated at Grade E or above.   There will be fines of up to £4,000 for landlords, found to be in breach of the legislation, or who let properties with an energy performance rating of F or G.   This change will not affect any

The New Year inspires many of us to make changes in our lives.  And although it may seem like a natural, fluid part of moving forward in a relationship, moving in together is a massive commitment.   Deciding to cohabitate (the very unromantic-sounding legal term for living together) is a logical next step for many 21st century couples.  Unfortunately, unlike many other countries, UK law has yet to ‘cotton-on’ to the fact that for some, although they want to be

Did you know that nearly two-thirds of adults do not have a Will? One of the reasons cited for this astonishing figure is that many people do not feel they are wealthy enough to justify having one.  However, the overall average house price in Cornwall is £253,331.00, which is a significant sum, and this is up 10% from house prices in 2007.   Should you fail to formalise your wishes regarding the division of your assets on death, your estate

If you paid a fee to the Employment Tribunal in respect of a claim or appeal after July 2013, you can now apply for a refund.  There are likely to be three scenarios in which a refund is payable: –   if you made the claim on your own and paid the fees if you paid the fees for someone else to make the claim or you were the ‘lead claimant’ in a joint (‘multiple’) claim if a claim was

The march towards giving unmarried couples equal rights has moved ever closer, with the Court of Appeal ruling that the UK government was breaching the human rights of a woman by denying her bereavement damages because she was not married to her deceased partner.   Under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, if someone is killed because of another’s negligence — such as in medical cases, industrial incidents or accidents — a relative or partner may be entitled to claim a

On 24 November 2017, the High Court District Registry handed down judgment in Toms v Ruberry [2017] EWHC 2970, the conclusion of an unfortunate and complex long running commercial landlord and tenant dispute that has taken more than 2 years and 7 courtrooms to reach its end. Nalders LLP, working closely throughout with barrister Simon Lane from Pump Court Chambers, acted for the successful tenant.   The case concerned a landlord’s right to seek forfeiture of premises where the tenant was alleged to be in

The Environment Agency has described Japanese Knotweed as “indisputably the UK’s most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant”. Discovery of the weed can wreak havoc on the ability of an owner to sell their home and mortgage providers will often refuse to lend on property located within seven metres of an infestation of the plant.   The ability to penetrate concrete   Introduced from Japan in the 19th century, Japanese Knotweed is a ferocious survivor. Its root system is extensive and

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