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20 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Incoming: changes to recovering debts from individuals

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The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims has now been approved and included into the First Supplement of the 2017 edition of the Civil Procedure Rules. It is due to come into force on 1 October 2017 and will affect how companies recover unpaid debts from individuals. It does not apply to business-to-business debts unless the debtor is a sole trader. Now is a good time to revisit your internal credit control process and terms of business.

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27 July 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes

Five top tips to avoid property fraud

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property fraud

For many people, their property is the most valuable asset they own. Yet, how many of us can say that we have taken steps to protect this asset? Property fraud is on the rise, and the tactics that fraudsters use are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. Prevention is better than cure.

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2 February 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes

Do your tenants have the right to rent? What private landlords can do to protect their property

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With the introduction of the ‘rights to rent’ in February last year, private landlords must carry out checks to ensure that their tenants have the right to rent in the UK.

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Landlords beware: Don’t be a ‘penny pinching profiteer’ – criminal sanctions apply

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There are many obligations placed upon landlords, to the extent that some people might say Landlord and Tenant legislation has gone too far, especially when a rogue tenant comes across your path. Being a landlord can sometimes be an uneasy job.

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23 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

New online debtors bankruptcy application procedure

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New bankruptcy threshold

While we still await the overhaul of the Insolvency legislation, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) 2013 (Commencement Number 9 and Saving Provisions) Order 2016 has been passed, bringing into force Section 71 of the ERRA 2013 on 6 April 2016.

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Landlord and tenant debt recovery service

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Debt recovery service for racehorse trainers

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26 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Top tips to keeping on top of late payers and maintaining a healthy cash flow

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Debt recovery services

Recent surveys reported on in local and national press show that late payers are still prevalent and are the cause of cash flow problems affecting the growth and stability of many businesses.

It is therefore as important as ever, even with signs of economic growth and stability, for businesses to stay on top of their game when it comes to collecting in the cash.

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20 October 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute resolution, Factsheets

Debt recovery factsheet

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The pitfalls of residential tenants running a business from home

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In recent years we’ve seen a trend of more and more people working from home. But did you know that in the case of rented property, this can change the legal relationship between the landlord and tenant, from a residential tenancy to a business one?

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Landlord update – changes to the Deregulation Act 2015

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From October 2015, a number of changes come into effect regarding the Deregulation Act 2015, particularly Section 21 notices and landlords’ additional responsibilities to assured shorthold tenants.

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Buyers beware – two things you need to know when buying a property

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A recent High Court decision has emphasised two important principles when buying a property: only exchange contracts when you are confident you will have the funds and are ready to complete, and always obtain a survey before you exchange. It is the buyer who stands to lose out by not taking these fundamental steps.

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