A property company has been told that it cannot avoid a civil penalty for running an unlicensed house in multiple occupation (HMO). The case involved Thurrock Council and Palm View Estates. The landlord, Palm View, had bought the house in 2014. It was converted for occupation by six people with a shared kitchen. On 20
Simeon specialises in all aspects of commercial and residential property together with business sales and purchases. He has built a loyal client base over many years of local practise assisting clients large and small in all walks of business to include industry and banking clients from the UK, Europe and North America.
Simeon graduated in 1986 and was later one a selected number of graduates to be awarded the honour of Associate of the University of Hertfordshire to mark their 60th anniversary in 2012. He qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and has always practised law in the local community.
Specialist practice areas
- Buying and selling all types of commercial freehold and leasehold properties
- Commercial property issues to include licence to assign, licence for alterations, rent deposits and guarantees
- Landlord and Tenants Act 1954 lease renewals
- Business asset sales and purchases
- Conditional contracts, option and overage agreements
- Buying and selling all types of residential properties including high value conveyancing
- Property financing
- Residential lease extensions
- Tenancy agreements
- Commercial and residential lease drafting
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Latest news by Simeon Clipstone
The government has extended the ban on business evictions until the end of March because of the continuing Covid pandemic. There will also be a review of commercial landlord and tenant legislation, to address concerns that the current framework does not reflect the current economic conditions. This final extension to protections from the threat of
A landlord has been ordered to pay damages to a church organisation that was unlawfully evicted from its rented premises. The case involved Jesus Sanctuary Ministries Ltd and Ruby Triangle Properties. The church had started occupying the property under a rental agreement in 2009. The property was later sold to the current landlord. In 2019,
A letting and management company has failed to get an injunction to allow it to continue to manage a block of flats following a dispute with the owner. The case involved Atlas Residential Solutions Management UK Ltd and Greengate Sarl (2019). Greengate had purchased the building and hoped to re-sell it after the flats had
A housing association was entitled to evict a disabled tenant even though it had failed to comply with its public sector equality duty (PSED) under the Equality Act 2010. That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving Aldwyck Housing Group Ltd. One of its tenants, who was physically disabled, had
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is calling for a new housing court to speed up justice for landlords and tenants. The association says that under Civil Procedure Rules, repossession claims should only take about nine weeks, but official figures show they’re taking an average of more than 22 weeks. It believes that the government’s proposal