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Nishtha Misra

Nishtha qualified as a solicitor in October 2019 having trained at a regional law firm whilst based at their London office. Prior to qualification, Nishtha spent several years working as a paralegal specialising in the real estate sector. Nishtha completed a LLB Degree in Law at Sheffield Hallam University graduating with first class honours in 2011. In 2015, Nishtha completed the LPC at BPP Leeds graduating with a distinction - View Profile

Eviction bans in England and Wales extended

Eviction bans in England and Wales further extended

Since our last article on 17 December 2020 regarding the government’s decision to extend the ban on eviction of commercial tenants, further developments have been made. The pandemic has continued into the new year and with new lockdown measures in place until at least 21 February 2021, the government has been reviewing and updating the …

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Ban on eviction of tenants extended

Commercial Leases: Ban on eviction of tenants extended until 31 March 2021

On 9 December 2020, the government announced that the ban on eviction of commercial property tenants will be extended until the 31 March 2021. The moratorium on commercial landlords exercising forfeiture rights for non-payment of rent was due to end on 31 December 2020, meaning the ban will have lasted just over a year since …

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What are the Government’s new Coronavirus Act Regulations 2020

What are the Government’s new Coronavirus Act Regulations 2020 and what impact do they have on Notices seeking Possession served before 29 August 2020?

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has been amended by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment)(England) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”). The Regulations, introduced by the Government on 29 August 2020, add further restrictions to the termination of residential tenancies in England. Section 21 Notices for Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) To issue a section …

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – What are they and do I need one?

Lasting Powers of Attorney – What are they and do I need one?

What is Lasting Power of Attorney?   A Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is a legal document which you prepare in readiness of one day having to need it. As a result, although many people think it is unnecessary and can be avoided, they are only useful during your lifetime and especially beneficial in unexpected …

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5% Government First Time Buyer Scheme

Following the stamp-duty holiday, the Government announces a 5% deposit mortgage scheme for first-time buyers

What can first time buyers expect with the 5% mortgage scheme? What we know so far With an intention to ‘fix our broken housing market’, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new long-term, fixed rate, 5% deposit mortgage scheme for first-time buyers on Tuesday 6 October 2020. As part of his vision to rebuild post …

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Business LPAs – What is it and why do I need one?

Business Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) – What is it and why do I need one?

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows an appointed person or persons (the Attorney) to make certain decisions on your behalf. These decisions can be separated either in relation to your property and financial affairs, or in relation to your health and welfare.  …

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Why should I be thinking about making a new Will if I am getting married or entering a civil partnership?

Should I also think about making a new Will if I am divorced or my civil partnership has dissolved? When thinking of getting married or entering a civil partnership, alongside the hectic preparations and daydreaming about the honeymoon getaway that will follow, writing a Will would be the last thing on your mind. However, it …

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Divorce Reform: An end to the blame game

The government is set to propose an overhaul of current divorce law which would allow couples in England and Wales to split without one spouse having to prove that the other is at fault.  A 12-week consultation period opened on Saturday 15 September 2018 to help parting couples in both marriages and civil partnerships benefit …

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