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Residential eviction webinar Q & A part 2

08 February, 20180 Comments
We also bring the answers to your questions from our successful November 2017 residential eviction webinar Q&A part 2. If you cannot recover any money and I want her to go bankrupt who pays for this? Do I have to pay, or does she do this on her own accord? If you wish to make the
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Residential eviction webinar Q & A part 1

19 January, 20180 Comments
Our residential eviction webinar in November was a great success, we’d like to thank everyone who attended. We bring you the answers to your questions in our webinar Q&A part one. A tenant left my property and owes approximately £4,000 and I have been to court. If I ask you to go ahead in recovering
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High Court enforcement and charging orders

21 November, 20170 Comments
When the judgment debtor’s only asset is their house, the creditor has the option of taking out a charging order on the debtor’s property to secure the judgment debt. Charging orders This will mean that, when the house is sold, the creditor will be paid, providing there is enough money left after other charges that
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Rogue landlords in North Somerset could face court

23 June, 20160 Comments
Rogue landlords in Weston-super-Mare could be prosecuted by the council in the authority’s latest attempt to tackle the town’s poor quality housing issue. A new council report says people living in the deprived town centre face a lifetime of bad health, poor housing, high crime and poverty. A third of the ward’s privately rented homes
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Estate Agent guilty to £157k of fraud offences

23 February, 20160 Comments
Russell Baker a former estate agent has admitted that he is guilty of nine offences of fraud amounting to £157,250. Mr Baker was investigated by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service after several complaints from landlords relating to tenants deposits being registered and claims that rental income from tenants was being withheld. One landlord had
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Right to Rent Immigration Checks

Court judgement proves flaws in Right to Rent

19 February, 20162 Comments
A landmark court judgement may have a significant impact on the Government’s Right to Rent legislation. The airline Ryanair won a civil court case after successfully appealing against fines imposed by the Home Office for carrying illegal immigrants into the UK as the judge found that the airline staff could not be expected to spot
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Local Government Association

Illegal eviction prosecutions show crackdown on rogue landlords

01 February, 20160 Comments
According to the Local Government Association (LGA); councils are cracking down on rogue landlord for some of the worst cases of illegal evictions, with four councils securing successful prosecutions in one month alone. However they are calling for the legal process to be speeded up in order to bring more cases to court. Two of
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Victim of the Bedroom Tax – Suicide note to David Cameron

25 January, 20160 Comments
An inquest has heard how a mother who faced eviction due to the bedroom tax after her son died has been found dead with a note to David Cameron close by. Frances McCormack, a 53-year-old school cook, had been ‘hounded’ for bedroom tax payments since the suicide of her 16-year-old son Jack Allen in 2013.
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Council helps tenant resist eviction

21 August, 20150 Comments
A tenant opposing an eviction order in court has been supported by a Lewisham Council which has slammed the private sector landlords for contributing to homelessness. Along with Lewisham council and independent organisation Greenwich Housing rights supported the tenant in challenging a Section 21 notice. The tenant does not know the identity of the landlord,
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