Housing

Are ‘no oral modification’ clauses effective in the event of a dispute?

As a general rule the courts try not to interfere in commercial contracts when a dispute arises as they rightly believe that businesses are best placed to negotiate the terms on which they will deal with each other and, save in very limited circumstances, that they should be bound by the deal they have struck….

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Good news as Barratt Developments agree to pay fire safety costs for Croydon tower block residents

Leaseholders of apartments in the Citiscape development breathe a sigh of relief as the original developer steps in to shoulder responsibility for the costs of replacement cladding and a fire warden. After Citiscape in Croydon failed safety tests due to the Grenfell-style cladding, residents were dismayed to learn that they would have to find the…

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Caring for the carers…

There is much in the media about the London housing crisis and the need for essential frontline nursing staff. So, one might expect landlords and local authorities to keep this in mind when housing a member of the caring professions. However, as is often the case, common sense does not always prevail and in 2016…

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Do you wish to end your business lease early?

The start of a new year often means a few key decisions need to be made about your business. A growing business may need to find bigger premises, and a business that is struggling may wish to reduce overheads and downsize. Moving premises will mean bringing your business lease to an early end. Ending a…

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