A Manchester-headquartered perfume retailer is taking its landlord to court on Monday after accusing it of trying to evict the group from stores in favour of a rival business. The Fragrance Shop, founded in 1994 by CEO Sanjay Vadera, claims it is facing eviction from six sites, each of which generate annual sales of around £1m. It says that landlord McArthurGlen plans to let to competitor The Perfume Shop. In a High Court case that could inspire other retailers locked in battles with landlords, the firm alleges McArthurGlen has breached the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. This typically gives businesses rights to renew their tenancy at the end of a lease. McArthurGlen believes the claims are without merit, and is countersuing. The Fragrance Shop alleges it long had an agreement with McArthurGlen that it would be the sole perfumes retailer within some malls, but the landlord wanted to change this clause. The landlord allegedly terminated the tenant’s leases without … [Read more...] about The Fragrance Shop takes landlord to court
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Artsakh president Bako Sahakyan delivered his annual address in the National Assembly on Wednesday, introducing the performance of the Artsakh Republic President's program in 2018 and the programs for 2019. The President detailed the projects to be implemented in a range of spheres and assured that they would be successfully put into life through close cooperation, coordinated and professional work of all the branches of power and different structures. Bako Sahakyan underlined that among the crucial priorities of the state has been remain ensuring the security of the country and people, the maintenance of high-level operational effectiveness of the Defense Army. The President Sahakyan stressed that the Defense Army carried out effectively the set tasks, guaranteeing the inviolability of the borders and full-fledged security of the state. Sahakyan pointed out that the legislative body of the republic had its active role in the successful implementation of the envisioned programs, … [Read more...] about Artsakh president says ensuring the security of the country and people among crucial priorities of the state
Debate: With recent attention on Section 21 of the Landlord and Tenants Act, should it be scrapped? Yes – Hannah Slater is policy and public affairs manager at Generation Rent. Section 21 allows landlords to evict tenants with just two months’ notice and without giving them any reason. It’s an outdated bit of law. Three decades on from its creation, private renters are often families with school-age children, older people who rely on their communities, and long-term sick and disabled people who need health service continuity. For them , an unwanted house move is physically, mentally and financially very difficult. Section 21 also facilitates revenge evictions as landlords can kick out tenants who ask for repairs, and it’s a leading cause of homelessness. This level of housing insecurity is unacceptable and unnecessary – in most of Europe it’s not this way. Scotland has open-ended tenancies, so tenants can stay as long as they want if they’re … [Read more...] about Debate: With recent attention on Section 21 of the Landlord and Tenants Act, should it be scrapped?
Rogue landlord Amanda Burrows organised for the locks to be changed on a rented home without a court order - to leave her tenant sleeping in a car. The 55-year-old organised for her joiner to send a threatening text message to the tenant warning that the locks would be changed on the Tunstall property within hours. And when that did happen the tenant had to sleep in their car until they found somewhere else to live. Now Burrows, of Audley Cottage, Alsager, has been hit with a £1,600 court bill after being convicted of a charge of harassing an occupier to refrain from exercising their rights. North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard the defendant 'persistently withdrew or withheld services reasonably required for the occupation of the premises as a residence'. The text message relating to the rented Nash Peake Street property was sent on July 18, 2017. Stoke-on-Trent City Council has welcomed the prosecution. Following the case, Councillor Randy Conteh, cabinet member for … [Read more...] about Rogue landlord kicks tenant out of home after locks changed without court order
0 Have your say Improving the general standard of privately rented properties across Peterborough is a priority for Peterborough City Council and one area in which we have had a lot of recent success, writes Rob Hill, assistant director for public protection at Peterborough City Council. We introduced our Selective Licensing policy back in September 2016, requiring those landlords who rent properties in designated areas to obtain a licence.In order to do this, a landlord must be a fit and proper person, meeting a certain standard before they can legally rent out a property.Each licence requires the landlord to uphold a number of conditions.These include fitting and maintaining smoke alarms, obtaining an annual gas safety certificate, and keeping all electrical appliances in a safe condition.As well as improving the general condition of housing in these areas, local communities have also benefited from a reduction in littering and overcrowding.Unfortunately, there … [Read more...] about Tackling Peterborough’s bad landlords and discarded needles