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Spotlight on Regulations for Residential Landlords - Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Andrew Morley
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Landlords today face a bewildering array of regulations. Many are centred around tenant safety and might be thought matters of common sense or good practice, but any breach could lead variously to a fine, compensation claim, a Prohibition Notice requiring...

Who are you?

David Rogerson
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There has been a recent spate of cases revolving around fraudsters acquiring properties by using false ID documents and then selling them on to unsuspected buyers. They then disappear with the money before the fraud is discovered. So what can the true owner...

Premium Bonds - A good investment?

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Premium bonds are an incredibly popular savings vehicle with over 21 Million bond holders and around £72 Billion ‘invested’.  And yet, they really aren’t a savings vehicle at all.  There is no interest rate although NS&I...

Lasting Powers of Attorney - Avoid a lifetime legacy of worry

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Around 31 million British adults have no will according to a recent survey by Which? There is a regional split of those without a will – 42% of adults in England say they have a will, 35% in Wales and 31% in Scotland.  The reasons quoted for not...

When are you off the hook? Financial claims can still be made years after Divorce proceedings.

Lauren Kelly
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Many people may be lulled into a false sense of security after they obtain a Divorce from their spouse. Few realise that unless divorcing parties obtain a Financial Order from the Court, financial claims remain open against them. For that reason, it is...

Spotlight on Regulations for Residential Landlords - Gas Safety

Andrew Morley
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Landlords today face a bewildering array of regulations. Many are centred around tenant safety and might be thought matters of common sense or good practice, but any breach could lead variously to a fine, compensation claim, a Prohibition Notice requiring...

LESSONS TO LEARN FROM UK IMMIGRATION NEWS: (2) BREXIT

Louis Harman
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In part one of this series, we considered the lessons to learn from Windrush. In part two we are turning our attention to Brexit, the rights of EU nationals in the UK and the reciprocal rights of British citizens living in the EU. Read more about our UK...

But Why?

David Rogerson
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We always hear our kids say this when they cannot comprehend the unfairness of a situation. This sometimes happens in Professional Negligence cases and a good example is the case of BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland [2017] which was decided by the Court of...

Spotlight on Regulations for Residential Landlords - Electrical Safety

Andrew Morley
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Landlords today face a bewildering array of regulations. Many are centred around tenant safety and might be thought matters of common sense or good practice, but any breach could lead variously to a fine, compensation claim, a Prohibition Notice requiring...

LESSONS TO LEARN FROM UK IMMIGRATION NEWS: (1) WINDRUSH

Louis Harman
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The last few months have been tumultuous for the Home Office, and the UK Government overall, to say the least. The issue of UK immigration has been a ‘hot topic’ on the lips of politicians and the general public for quite some time, but the...