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Residential Landlords - Provide a Gas Safety Certificate on time or lose the right to no fault eviction
Residential Landlords - Provide a Gas Safety Certificate on time or lose the right...

Since the Deregulation Act 2015 came into force, landlords are under an obligation to provide their tenants with copies of various documents at the outset of a tenancy, including the most recent gas...

The Memory of Walking
The Memory of Walking

Having recently found myself un-able to drive, I have re-discovered walking. Like many drivers, the car has become my second pair of legs for even the shortest of journeys. The corner shop - less...

What’s the hullabaloo about s.21 Notices and the end to “no fault” evictions of residential tenants?
What’s the hullabaloo about s.21 Notices and the end to “no fault” evictions...

What’s the hullabaloo about s.21 Notices and the end to “no fault” evictions of residential tenants? The Current Position Under current legislation, landlords are able to...

The Hidden Dangers of DIY LPAs
The Hidden Dangers of DIY LPAs

Have you ever considered creating a legal document by yourself? Many people who consider going down this route cite lower financial costs as the main reason why. Yet whilst costs can indeed appear...

What to do when someone dies?
What to do when someone dies?

When someone dies it can be a very emotional time and this can make it hard to know what practical things you need to do next. The first steps you need to take will depend on how and where they...

A level playing field?
A level playing field?

The system of having Coroners investigate sudden, unnatural or unexplained deaths is an ancient one in this country. The office of Coroner was first established in the 12th Century. The duties of...

No-fault eviction notices - What this could mean for landlords?
No-fault eviction notices - What this could mean for landlords?

The Government plans to scrap the “no-fault” Section 21 procedure for repossessions and consultations will begin today. The Prime Minister has already formally backed its abolition and if...

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 – What will it mean for me?
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 – What will it mean for me?

New guidance has been issued on the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (“the Act”) which is due to come into force on 1 June 2019. As of 1 June 2019, all new tenancies will be subject to the new...

Inheritance Tax: The Residence Nil Rate Band
Inheritance Tax: The Residence Nil Rate Band

When someone dies they have available to them a Nil Rate Band (“NRB”) for inheritance tax (“IHT”) purposes. The NRB is the amount that a person can leave on their death to...

The myths surrounding Wills
The myths surrounding Wills

Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise. Its five year mission – to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go...