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18 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Landlords of the high street – will your tenant pay their rent to you before Christmas day?

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High street

The media are reporting that, despite the Christmas buying season, the high street continues to struggle with more and more buying happening online. We have seen big long standing brands like BHS disappear in recent years, others struggling and the rise of the likes of Amazon and associated businesses.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute resolution, Factsheets

Debt recovery factsheet

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Debt recovery service for racehorse trainers

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Landlord and tenant debt recovery service

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5 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Insolvency and Corporate Governance – Reforms Proposed

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On 26 August 2018 the Government announced new rescue measures and reforms which will aim to strengthen corporate governance and the insolvency regime for companies in financial distress.

The objective of the new measures is to establish a fairer balance between the rights of a company attempting rescue and the rights of its creditors seeking to be paid for the company’s debts.

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21 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Debt recovery – enforcing written off bad debts and Judgments

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Have you written off any invoices in your accounts in the last 6 years or obtained a Judgment against a debtor and not yet enforced it as there did not appear to be anything to enforce against at the time? Have you looked to see whether your aged debtors financial positions appear to have improved?

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22 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes, Real Estate

Business rates: welcome clarity for commercial landlords

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It has been a very active few years with a Valuation Officer arguing all the way to the Supreme Court that a property should not be reassessed for business rates when redevelopment works were being undertaken and preventing occupation, because the property was capable of being put back into the state of repair and occupied position at the material assessment date.

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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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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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