Articles by Deborah Rider

Short term gain, long term pain: the risks of advertising your property for short term lettings

In a recent article, we highlighted the potential pitfalls of using popular vehicles such as Airbnb to sublet your property and the problems which you may face unwittingly should you choose to rent out your property on a short term basis (see http://gdknowledge.co.uk/airbnb-first-timer-consider-the-legal-implications-first/). In recent times, the Airbnb phenomenon has seen a marked increased in […]


“Brexit”: Potential implications of the vote to leave on dispute resolution in the UK

Suffice it to say it is not yet known what the precise mechanics for leaving will be or what model will then be adopted to govern the UK-EU relationship post-Brexit. Neither the UK nor the EU has indicated what might be proposed in negotiations. However it is clear that whichever model is chosen, the UK […]

Landlords beware: new requirements for Assured Shorthold Tenancies (“ASTs”)

The implementation of new legislation has imposed important obligations on landlords of residential property. Failure to comply with these requirements could have serious consequences. This checklist is designed to provide a summary of the main steps which landlords need to ensure they consider before letting out their property under an AST: Check whether the property is […]


New prescribed form of Section 21 Notice

In a previous article we reported on the changes to the regime for ending an assured shorthold tenancy as introduced by the Deregulation Bill, which received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 and so is now the Deregulation Act 2015. http://gdknowledge.co.uk/deregulation/ As reported at the time, certain provisions of the Deregulation Act 2015 relate specifically […]

CRAR: A New System For The Recovery of Commercial Property Rent Arrears Is Now In Force

Background As of 6 April 2014 and as part of wider reforms introduced by the Government the ancient common law right of distress for rent has now been abolished and replaced by a new statutory procedure known as Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery or CRAR. The common law regime of distress was a self-help remedy previously […]


domain-name.revolution?

In 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN, the professional body for domain name registration) launched the new generic top level domain (gTLD) programme to permit the introduction of new top level domains on the internet. The move, which has attracted much publicity, will allow web addresses to end in a whole range of new domains (such as .app, .sport, .accountant) beyond the likes of .com, .co.uk and .net.