June 9, 2020
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Here’s what could stop you from renting out your apartment or flat through AirBnB, even if you own it.

Renting your apartment or flat out as a through Airbnb can be a great way to earn extra income – but it could land you in hot water with your leasehold agreement.

Thinking of renting your apartment or flat out through Airbnb? It’s become a hugely popular and successful way of earning extra cash – and often a very safe way to do so.

There are many platforms that put owners of apartments, or flats, in touch with potential short-term renters, but Airbnb is by far the most popular. With a turnover of $2.6 Billion in 2017, it is clearly a very successful business both for itself and for its members.

However, although it might make financial sense to rent out your apartment, doing so may land you in hot water, especially if your lease prevents you from doing so.

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May 10, 2020
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How we can help when your wedding has been cancelled because of COVID-19

The lockdown due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has meant that almost all weddings have been cancelled. We explore what the legal impact of this is and what we can do to help.

Many venues (as well as caterers, wedding planners and other goods or services providers) have cancelled du to he pandemic. The unfortunate thing is that many have refused to issue refunds or offer acceptable alternative dates. This means that not only you can your big day not go ahead as planned, but it will cost much much more.

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May 8, 2020
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Commercial Tenants: how to protect your business from eviction during COVID-19.

Commercial tenants have been offered extra protections from eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic by the UK government. If you’re facing difficulties with your landlord or paying rent, here’s what you need to do.

While commercial tenants are protected from eviction outright during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, your landlord may still be putting pressure on you in other ways if you’re struggling to make rent payments according to the terms of your lease.

Every commercial lease requires the payment of rent. Your business’s rent will usually be payable either monthly or on the next quarter day – 24 June. If your business has missed a payment, or you may not be able to pay when it is next due, you need to be aware of steps your Landlord may consider taking to prevent mistakes being made and your business being forced out of its premises.

Although the consequences are serious to you and your business, fortunately we are here to help you make the most of the Government’s recent changes to the law.  

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April 17, 2020
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Nuisance neighbours or persistent passers-by – what can be done?

Since the social distancing rules came into force, social media has been awash with examples of people flouting the rules and putting others, and often themselves, at risk.

The SARS-CoV-2 which leads to the COVI-19 disease is currently accepted to be transmitted by respiratory droplets passing from person to person. It follows that close proximity to someone with the virus will greatly increase the chances of transmission and infection. This is why the UK Government, and those around the world, require citizens to stay at home and not gather in groups. But what can be done if people ignore this and decide to hold house parties or garden parties?

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April 3, 2020
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COVID-19 – impact on maintenance payments

The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is wide-reaching and those making spousal maintenance payments may be feeling the pinch more than others.

The financial circumstances of those hit by being furloughed or from a downturn in business, may mean that maintaining the same level of spousal payments may risk severe financial difficulty. There are steps that can be taken to help.

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