Teacher Stern is delighted to announce being recommended in seven practice areas in this year's edition of the Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. This year's results see Teacher Stern ranked in four additional practice areas compared to the previous year, with eight lawyers recommended. Joint Managing Partners David Salisbury and David Irwin, the “acutely [...]
Laura Bushaway highlights a number of changes to be implemented by the Housing and Planning Act 2016 in relation to landlords/property managers of residential properties in England. The Act was approved by Parliament on 12 May 2016. Below are some key provisions of the Act. These are not currently in force:- Limitation of administration charges The Act empowers Courts, the First-Tier Tribunal [...]
What: 2015 saw some important changes to contract law which will be of vital importance to everyone involved with construction projects. The Construction team at Teacher Stern LLP invites you to a seminar discussing how these changes will affect you and the issues you will need to consider in light of these fundamental changes. We will be looking at: Can [...]
Laura Bushaway examines the Court of Appeal decision in Jewelcraft Limited v. (1) Paul Pressland and (2) Justin Pressland  which gave further guidance on when mixed-use properties will qualify as a house. The Supreme Court has recently refused permission for the decision to be appealed on grounds that it did not raise an arguable point of law. The appeal [...]
Laura Bushaway and Michael Daniels examine the new regime for landlords and their agents to carry out immigration checks on tenants prior to the grant of tenancies and the requirement for certain properties to be licensed under selective licensing schemes operated by local authorities in some areas of the UK. Right to Rent: Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order [...]
Albeit that the Government’s guidance on the Right to Rent Scheme is still in draft form, from 1 February 2016 all landlords of residential property in England will be required to conduct checks on all prospective tenants to determine whether they have a right of residence in the UK. Letting a residential property to an individual who does not have [...]
Teacher Stern has been ranked in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500; the leading guide to law firms in the UK. Teacher Stern received rankings in Commercial Litigation, Property Finance & Sport.
As the Deregulation Bill 2015 makes its way through Parliament, Laura Bushaway and Zoe Athill examine the proposals which will affect Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.....