The government is to draw up new model tenancy agreements that will revise the restrictions on tenants having pets. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said more people than ever before are renting and should be able to enjoy the happiness that a pet can bring to their lives. However, currently only around 7% of landlords advertise
Sonia graduated from City University, London and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London where she obtained a distinction. She completed her training contract at a boutique firm in North West London and joined Machins after qualification.
She deals with all aspects of commercial property work acting for a wide range of clients including large corporate companies, smaller companies and charitable bodies. She works with landlords. developers, tenants and banks.
Specialist practice areas
- High-value conveyancing
- Commercial leases
- Lease renewals
- Acquisition and sale of commercial premises
- Rent reviews
- Dilapidation issues
- Development work
- Tenancy agreements
- Conditional contracts
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When agreeing break clauses on commercial properties it’s important to ensure the terms are clear and unambiguous. Otherwise costly disputes can arise, as happened in a recent case involving Goldman Sachs and Procession House Trustee Ltd. Goldman had taken out a lease for a term of 25 years from 1999, at a rent of over
The Supreme Court has ruled that an oral agreement to vary the terms of a licence for serviced offices was ineffective because the contract specified that all changes had to be in writing to be valid. The long running dispute involved Rock Advertising Ltd, who rented premises from MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd. The contract
The government is pressing ahead with its plans to make property agents in the private sector join “an approved or designated client money protection (CMP) scheme” if they handle client money. The move follows a public consultation by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government at the end of last year. In its response
The introduction of tougher electrical safety standards for rented properties has been put forward for public consultation by Housing Minister Heather Wheeler. The move comes after recent data revealed that tenants in the private housing sector were at a higher risk of electrical shocks and fires caused by electrical faults than those in social housing.
The government has announced a series of new measures to crack down on bad practices, stamp out overcrowding and improve standards for those renting in the private sector. One of the main changes is that landlords renting properties in England occupied by “5 or more people from 2 or more separate households” will need to