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Emergency Coronavirus measures for landlords and tenants

9th June 2020: We write with a further update to the situation concerning housing cases and the ongoing COVID19 pandemic The government has now extended its ban on evictions for residential tenants for a further two months, which takes the ban into late August 2020. If you require advice on dealing…


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Levi Solicitors LLP Conveyancing – COVID-19 Guidance

*Updated 26 March 2020* In order to comply with current Government guidance and to exercise recommended practice to protect our staff and our clients from COVID-19 we have now closed our offices to the public and for the time being our staff are working from home where possible. Whilst calls are…


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Levi Solicitors LLP and Coronavirus

*Updated 25 March 2020* At Levi Solicitors LLP, the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff is paramount. We are monitoring the Government guidance on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak day-by-day. As a result of the Government’s latest guidance, we have temporarily closed our offices.…


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Are your rental properties fit for human habitation?

In 2019, the Homes (Fitness For Human Habitation) Act 2018 (“the Act”) introduced new obligations on residential landlords in relation to the condition of their rental properties. This only applied to new tenancies created after 20 March 2019. However, as of 20 March 2020, this now extends to all…


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Adapting your business in the face of Covid-19

With the Government asking pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes to close last Friday, owners of bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs are looking at other ways to keep cashflow moving. A number of routinely on-sales premises are moving to offering off-sales and delivery of food.  We are seeing various…


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Government announces temporary ban on evictions

The current Coronavirus pandemic is having wide-reaching effects on our day to day lives. With many businesses making redundancies or closing down (permanently or temporarily), people are understandably concerned about how they will make their rent payments. Yesterday (18 March 2020), the…


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Protecting premises licences in uncertain times

We have seen Covid 19 thrusting uncertainty onto businesses in recent weeks. While this unsettled period is hopefully short-lived, it has made it clear that owners of licensed premises must be aware of and prepared to deal with new and unexpected challenges. We are sometimes instructed by clients…


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Private nuisance and overlooking neighbours

You may have read recently about the owners of apartments overlooking the Tate Modern bringing a claim against the gallery. The flat owners argued that the gallery’s viewing platform breached their rights to privacy, and also constituted a nuisance. The Court of Appeal has published its decision…


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Covert recordings in the workplace

Employees covertly recording on a smartphone is becoming an increasingly common feature in cases which deal with workplace issues that make their way to the Employment Tribunals. It has long been clear that the act of an employee covertly recording a meeting at work may amount to misconduct…


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Gender equality in the workplace

This week, in support of the upcoming International Women’s Day, we joined the Law Society’s Solicitor Chat on Twitter about gender equality in the workplace. If you didn’t follow the chat, here’s a summary of our answers to the questions. 1. What is the Equality Act 2010,…