Supreme Court Judgment: S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2018] UKSC 62

Supreme Court Judgment: S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2018] UKSC 62

“Should developers be concerned about the recent judgment in S Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited when relying on having an intention to demolish or redevelop to obtain possession of premises?” In short, the Supreme Court’s ruling should not affect developers who rely on section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 […]

A Basic Guide to Copyright in the UK

A Basic Guide to Copyright in the UK

What is Copyright? Copyright is a right to prevent others from using or copying work without the consent of the copyright owner. Copyright is governed by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1998 and is a property right which vests in original literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works in additional to sound recordings, films/broadcasts and typographical […]

Permission to apply for Warrants of Possession – An update

Permission to apply for Warrants of Possession – An update

On 19 October 2016, the Court of Appeal in the case of Cardiff County Council v Lee (2016) EWCA Civ 1034 made it clear to landlords that following a Defendant/tenant’s breach of a Suspended Possession Order (“SPO”) they must first ensure that they obtain permission from the Court to apply for a warrant. Our note […]

Owen White staff in baking bonanza for Macmillan Cancer Support

Owen White staff in baking bonanza for Macmillan Cancer Support

Pictured: Karen Murphy who, along with Alicia West, organised the fundraising event   In what has rapidly become a firm favourite in the Owen White events calendar, staff across all departments have spent the weekend baking in preparation for this week’s Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Experienced bakers and enthusiastic amateurs alike will be shipping […]

Section 21 changes as of 1 October 2018

Section 21 changes as of 1 October 2018

Accelerated Possession Procedure For many years the accelerated possession procedure has been a preferred method used by landlords to recover possession of properties let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies (“ASTs”). The Deregulation Act 2015 The Deregulation Act 2015 (the Act) and the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 (as amended) (The AST […]

Owen White’s Caroline Rides for GB!

Owen White’s Caroline Rides for GB!

We are truly thrilled to tell you that one of our directors, Caroline Cowley, is currently in Tryon, North Carolina, waiting to represent Great Britain as part of the Endurance Team at the World Equestrian Games this week. Caroline, who is more normally found heading up our Property Disputes department, has flown the 4,034 miles […]