A commercial tenant has been refused permission to re-amend its defence to a service charge claim four weeks before trial. The court ruled that although the new defences had reasonable prospects of success, they could have been pleaded earlier and there was no good reason for the delay. The issue arose because the tenant refused
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Janice has a broad commercial and property litigation practice with extensive experience in property litigation and disputes and commercial litigation and mediation.
Qualified as a solicitor in 1986. Janice joined Machins in 2015 after working as a partner or senior solicitor/associate with other firms in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and London. She has over 25 years of experience in disputes and litigation. From August 2021, Janice will be working on a part-time basis as a consultant in the Dispute Resolution team.
Janice is recommended by the Legal 500.
She is an elected member of the Property Litigation Association.
Specialist practice areas
- Commercial Landlord and tenant disputes
- Business lease renewals
- Possession and forfeiture claims (both commercial and residential)
- Rights of way and restrictive covenants
- Co-ownership disputes
- Complex leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions
- Boundary and Party Wall disputes
- Professional negligence claims
- Shareholder and Partnership disputes
- Debt collection
Latest news by Janice Young
On 07 January 2021 the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced proposals that mean leaseholders will be able to extend their lease by 990 years instead of the current 90 years allowed by the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, and for those with lease lengths below 80 years, removal of marriage value which
Landlords can now bring possession proceedings again, but the government has also announced new measures to give tenants extra protection over the winter, especially at Christmas. The government has changed the law to increase notice periods to 6 months meaning renters now served notice can stay in their homes over winter, with time to find alternative support or
A landlord has been ordered to repay a large proportion of rent to the tenants of his house in multiple occupation (HMO) because he did not have the appropriate licence as required by the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The tenants had paid approximately £28,600 rent and sought a rent repayment order. The First-tier Tribunal
The government has announced that landlords will have to give six months’ notice if they wish to evict tenants who are struggling to pay their rent during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has also extended the ban on evictions until 21 September. The six-month notice rule will apply in all cases except those involving serious issues
Now that the June quarter day is upon us many landlords with tenants in arrears have been waiting for further announcements. The government has now announced that it will be extending the moratorium on forfeiture and the restrictions on issuing statutory demands and winding up petitions for non payment of rent from 30 June until 30