Legal Update – New Form 6A and updated version of the ‘How to Rent: The checklist for renting in England” guide now available for Section 21 Notices 

Legal Update – New Form 6A and updated version of the ‘How to Rent: The checklist for renting in England” guide now available for Section 21 Notices 

Form 6A The new rules under The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 have come into force as of 1 June 2019 as mentioned in our article of 29 May 2019. The Government has now made available the new prescribed Form 6A which must be used from 1 June 2019 for […]

Tenants’ Improvements – Landlords Beware

Tenants’ Improvements – Landlords Beware

Many landlords seek to prevent tenants from altering the property by including provisions in the lease which prohibit alterations without their consent. However, landlords may not have as much protection as they might think. Alterations that are “improvements” are subject to special rules that override what is said in the lease. “Improvements” are works which […]

Too poor to play?

Too poor to play?

In recent press reports, developers have been accused of separating social housing tenants from wealthier home owners by preventing them from using play areas. Baylis Old School complex in Lambeth had been advertised as a housing complex with common areas for use by all residents. The developers, Henley Homes, later changed their plans to prevent […]

All change at Cash Generator

All change at Cash Generator

We are pleased to announce that our franchise team have recently acted for Cash Generator franchisees, in their buy-out of the business formerly owned by private equity investor, R Capital. All 54 franchisees, operating 110 stores throughout the UK, worked together to negotiate terms by which they acquired the Cash Generator business and brand. Two […]

Two new solicitors join Owen White

Two new solicitors join Owen White

Two newly qualified solicitors have joined the team at Owen White solicitors, Catherine Morris and Kelly Van Der Watt who will be working with the franchising and corporate and commercial teams. Catherine Morris Catherine joined Owen White as a trainee solicitor in 2017 and qualified as a Solicitor in the litigation department in 2019. She […]

When a franchisee becomes insolvent

When a franchisee becomes insolvent

Insolvent franchisee Where an insolvent corporate franchisee is about to close its business, franchisors may look for a potential solution to try to retain goodwill in the brand in that particular territory.  This may include appointing a new franchisee under different ownership to acquire the assets and to trade under a new franchise agreement.  Sometimes, […]