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‘Unfit’ council home payouts hit £35m over 5 years

14 February, 20170 Comments
Councils across England have paid out more than £35m in compensation and legal fees over the past five years to tenants living in “unfit” council homes. Shockingly, nearly 11,000 tenants have claimed compensation for damp, leaks and damage in their council homes and despite a two-thirds drop in the number of “unfit” homes since 2011,
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Compensation for evicted tenants?

29 January, 20160 Comments
The campaign group Generation Rent is now calling for tenants who have been served notice to leave a property to be compensated by landlords. Results from a survey carried out by BMG Research found that 27% of current and past private tenants had been evicted by a landlord who wanted to sell, refurbish or change
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Yet again, one law for tenants and another law for landlords

18 October, 20130 Comments
This week Eric Pickles has announced that millions of tenants will get a better deal when they rent a home, under new plans to help hardworking people. An ambitious package of proposals has been released by the Secretary of State to ensure England’s 9 million private renting tenants are protected from being ripped off by
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Claims for minor injuries via violent crime are cut

27 November, 20120 Comments
Violent crime victims who suffer minor injuries will not get compensation under changes which have come into effect in England, Wales and Scotland today. Victims who suffer injuries including a broken nose, mild concussion, temporary deafness or minor burns will be among those no longer eligible to claim compensation. Ministers claim the reforms will slash
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