People Power

With a rise in short term lets, ‘traditional’ commercial landlords are coming under increasing pressure to find ways to compete with the likes of WeWork, which lets space on shorter, more flexible terms. There’s no denying the times they are…

Campaign Groups Call for Changes in Property Laws

Campaign groups claiming to represent the nation’s renters are challenging part of the Housing Act 1988, saying the right of a landlord to evict a tenant with no fault or without giving reason contravenes international law. A further claim suggests…

Flying Into Trouble

Aerial video footage is becoming increasingly popular in marketing property schemes and developments. However, the rules around where drones can fly and what they can and can’t film is an evolving area, especially in the post GDPR world and developments…

Repair the way you negotiate

If the only thing you think about is the cost of the rent when negotiating a lease you might find some nasty and costly surprises round the corner. It is essential that you fully understand the extent of your repair…

Employment Tribunal statistics update

The Ministry of Justice has now published the Employment Tribunal Statistics for the period April to June 2018.  Unsurprisingly, the number of single claims received at the Employment Tribunal has continued to rise, more than doubling in this quarter.  The…

Update- Ambiguous notice does not constitute resignation

In the case of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust v Levy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) examined the Claimant, Ms Levy’s, correspondence in order to determine whether or not it constituted her resignation. Ms Levy worked in the Respondent’s…

Employee References

ACAS has this month released some new guidance for employers on providing references for job applicants. In general, an employer can choose whether to provide a reference or not and what information to include in that reference. Only certain industries…

Fraud in Construction Adjudication

Introduction This blog considers the extent to which an adjudicator can decide an issue of fraud which amounts to the subject matter of an adjudication or arises in an adjudication referred under the Act[1]. It further considers the related issues…

Construction Case Update – Adjudication – Part 4 of 2018

The Enforcement of Adjudicators’ Awards under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996: Part 4 of 2018 Kenneth T. Salmon and Katy Ormston This article forms Part 4 of the series of articles continuing the reporting and review of cases on…