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31 March 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

Too many landlords not protecting their tenants’ deposits

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New research conducted by a leading think tank has revealed that one in six UK landlords are not using official deposit protection schemes.

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19 February 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform is now live

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The European Commission has announced that the ODR platform is now accessible to consumers and traders.

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8 February 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Call for landlord licensing scheme

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A report recently published by Citizens Advice has set out the arguments for a new licensing scheme to be rolled out across England.

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18 December 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Survey sheds light on landlord and tenant disputes

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Other issues likely to cause friction include property damage, redecoration of the premises and rent arrears, according to a new study. The research, carried out by Imfuna Let, found that while cleaning was a common cause of tensions, the average …

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30 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Majority of estate agents don’t check about neighbour disputes

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Recent research suggests that 60 per cent of estate agents do not check with sellers about any ongoing disputes with neighbours.

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24 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in News

Lack of awareness about new consumer rights

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Over a third of people are unaware of the new Consumer Rights Act A survey carried out by Which? found that 34 per cent of people were unaware of the new legislation, which came into force at the beginning of …

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26 October 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

New legislation aims to tackle retaliatory evictions

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Tenants have far greater legal protection under new laws which came into force earlier this month.

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30 September 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Fears landlords are unprepared for Right to Rent rules

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Concerns have been raised about the Government’s “Right to Rent” policy, which is set to be rolled out across the country from next month.

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29 June 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Royds welcomes new litigation Partner

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City-based solicitors Royds has further strengthened its litigation team, with the arrival of a new Partner.

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29 May 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes

Landlords urged not to ignore amnesty

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Thousands of landlords could be hit with substantial fines unless they register their tenants’ deposits before June 23rd.

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23 April 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes

Landlords face unlimited fine if they fail to register tenant deposits

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By 23rd June 2015, any landlords wishing to avoid paying a significant penalty must have registered their tenants’ deposits to an official deposit scheme.

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16 April 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes

Landlords warned not to cut corners in eviction proceedings

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It is feared that controversial increases in court fees could tempt normally law-abiding landlords to cut corners when evicting tenants. For the second year running, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed that it will be increasing the fees for landlords …

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