Are your neighbours watching you?

Sophie Kerry Sophie Kerry 01 December 2021
Are your neighbours watching you?

You should be aware of your obligations when owning and operating surveillance equipment and your rights if you think that you are being filmed by a neighbour.


Nine practice areas recommended in The Legal 500

Wake Smith Solicitors 05 October 2021
Nine practice areas recommended in The Legal 500

We have achieved recommended rankings in nine practice areas according to one of the UK’s leading legal directories, The Legal 500.


More bad news for commercial landlords

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 08 July 2021
More bad news for commercial landlords

The Government recently announced further restrictions preventing eviction of commercial tenants for non-payment of rent.


Victory for commercial landlords in two recent judgments

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 04 June 2021
Victory for commercial landlords in two recent judgments

As all commercial landlords are aware, there is currently legislation in place which prohibits the usual remedies for landlords when rent hasn’t been paid by the tenant as a result of the pandemic


Phased easing of emergency measures for residential tenancies

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 27 May 2021
Phased easing of emergency measures for residential tenancies

The Government has brought in further changes to the notice periods for landlords to terminate residential tenancies with effect from 1 June 2021.


Is turnover rent the new way forward?

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 08 October 2020
Is turnover rent the new way forward?

High street retailer New Look announced it has won approval from its creditors via a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) for 400 of its store rents to be linked to turnover. Under the CVA the remaining 68 stores…


Court of Appeal provides clarity on errors in Section 8 Notice

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 30 September 2020
Court of Appeal provides clarity on errors in Section 8 Notice

Liz Shaw, director at Wake Smith Solicitors looks at how the Court of Appeal viewed a typographical error case and overturned the decision. Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal provided further clarity as to…


Further changes to assured shorthold tenancies in the private rented sector

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 23 September 2020
Further changes to assured shorthold tenancies in the private rented sector

Liz Shaw, director at Wake Smith Solicitors looks at further changes to Section 21 and Section 8 Notices. As indicted in my recent update, the stay that was due to end on 23 August 2020 was extended by a further…


Update on Residential Possession Proceedings

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 16 September 2020
Update on Residential Possession Proceedings

Elizabeth Shaw, director at Wake Smith Solicitors looks at the latest updates on residential possession proceedings. Five more days remains on the ‘stay’ on possession cases in the Courts. It was due to end…


Residential landlords rights to possession further restricted

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 30 June 2020
Residential landlords rights to possession further restricted

Residential Possession Actions for landlords have been updated by the Government. On 27 March 2020 Practice Direction 51Z in the Civil Procedure Rules introduced a 90 day stay on all proceedings brought under…


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