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There has been a long held popular perception that litigation through lawyers can be a drawn out and costly process which can be stressful for all parties. Of course in some instances this has been true although the trend now is to try and streamline the litigation process both in the context of time and costs.
Rachel Shaw of Rudlings Wakelam outlines an option worth considering to bypass time consuming and costly litigation.
As part of the clampdown against illegal immigration, private Landlords throughout England now have to conduct “right to rent” checks against their tenants. Landlords who fail to do so can be fined up to £3,000 per tenant and Landlords who persistently fail to conduct right to rent checks can be prosecuted under the criminal law.
The changes were introduced courtesy of the Immigration Act 2014 and took effect from 1st February 2016. Under the legislation, only people with the right to stay in the UK are permitted to rent.
From the 1st April 2018 it will be unlawful to grant a new lease of energy inefficient commercial or domestic properties in England and Wales. The new regulations, which have no impact on sales, set out minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) and in essence make it unlawful to grant a new lease of a property that has an energy performance rating of below E.
Fundamentally this seems like a landlord problem – the legal obligation to comply, and the penalties of non-compliance fall at their door. However, the new rules will have ranging implications on both the grant of a new lease and, in certain cases, under continuing leases. For new leases the effect is obvious; for continuing leases the regulations will apply, for example, where a tenant benefits from a right to underlet. The burden will then fall on the tenant to ensure the property complies with MEES which could in turn have serious financial implications on the value of the underletting.
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