A man spent hundreds of thousands of pounds renovating a country property and a barn so he could use them for holiday lets. However, as he had not sought legal advice he lost all of the money because he had no long- term secure tenancy.
The Court of Appeal heard a case of an amateur landlord who had been found guilty of causing her tenant’s death because she had not serviced the boiler and consequently she was given a suspended prison sentence and crippling fines. The Court of Appeal did not agree that the punishment was too harsh.
Almost every flat lease requires tenants to avoid activities that might cause damage, or annoyance or nuisance to fellow residents. One such clause became the focus of a case in which a couple who endured a series of water and sewage leaks into their basement flat won substantial damages from their upstairs neighbours.