Latest industry, court news and up to date changes in relevant legislation related to our services.

The Paper-Based Small Claims Pilot

A pilot scheme which will allow courts to decide the outcome of certain small claims without the need for a final hearing is being tested with the aim of reducing the time which lower value cases take to reach a conclusion. Read more

Tenant Fees Ban (England)

The Tenant Fees Ban came into force on 1st June 2019 and prevents landlords and letting agents from charging tenants a number of fees for new or renewal tenancies. We answer the main questions about the legislation. Read more

Government updates to the ‘How to Rent’ guide

The government updated the “How to Rent” guide on 17/01/2018. You can find a link to the new guide on this post. Landlords will be well aware by now of the requirement to provide the current version of the guide to their tenant(s) at the beginning of a tenancy (or an existing tenancy which was renewed post implementation). Read more

Kearns landlord referral scheme

At Kearns Solicitors, our specialist landlord team are experts at helping landlords deal with problem tenants. We take care of everything from issuing a possession notice to handling evictions.

Many of our clients come to us via referrals from happy customers, so we’ve decided to introduce a referral scheme to thank them. Now when you refer another landlord to Kearns, you and the referral will be both eligible for £50 off your fees.
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