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Three Howells Trainees Qualify as Solicitors

25 August, 20160 Comments
  We are delighted to announce that three of our trainee solicitors have completed their training contracts and have qualified into positions within the firm. Howells Solicitors’ Team Expands With New Appointments Angharad Rayner, Kathryn Morgan and Rhoslyn Harford will be based in our Cardiff office in the Employment Law, Personal Injury and Commercial Property
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Howells Wins Conveyancing Firm of the Year – Wales

05 August, 20160 Comments
Howells Solicitors is delighted to announce that we have won ‘Conveyancing Firm of the Year – Wales’ at the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2016. The awards celebrate conveyancing firms who ‘provide unique and creative solutions’ for their clients, as well as delivering ‘outstanding customer service’. This was judged by a panel of industry experts, including
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Conveyancing Specialist Joins Howells as a New Partner

12 July, 20160 Comments
We are pleased to announce that our experienced team is growing once more with the appointment of knowledgeable conveyancing solicitor Helen Shamo as a new Partner at our Bridgend Conveyancing Centre. Meet Our New Partner Helen Shamo joins our growing team with more than 10 years’ experience. Since graduating in 2005, she has worked as
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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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The law on renting needs changing: it’s far too easy for landlords to evict

10 July, 20140 Comments
The law on renting needs changing: it’s far too easy for landlords to evict A tenant evicted after complaining about a plumbing problem lost his court case, but each year tenants do suffer ‘revenge’ evictions. This has to stop Two months ago, Andrzej Koper, a tenant of perhaps Britain’s most controversial landlords, Fergus and Judith
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The real reason that Fergus Wilson is selling his £100M buy to let property empire

10 July, 20140 Comments
Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlords to sell entire portfolio of properties Sale of nearly 1,000 homes in Ashford and Maidstone area likely to net Fergus and Judith Wilson at least £100m more here This story featured in the same edition of the Guardian as did this story The law on renting needs changing: it’s far too
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Shadow Housing Minister says tenants are not an agents client

09 May, 20140 Comments
Following a popular post within the LRS Community forum yesterday an LRS member has had a reply from the Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds via Twitter. The original post was: “Labour Party write open letter to letting agents” – Click to read. Landlords, Letting Agents and Tenants, please share your views on this latest comment
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Just 1 bad tenant can wipe out an entire pension pot …

08 April, 20140 Comments
With 25% of retirees planning to user their pension pot to buy an annuity, following reforms announced in this year’s Budget, LRS wonders how prepared these ‘silver-savers’ actually are for becoming a landlord. Following the biggest shake-up of the pensions system in generations, pensioners can now take more of their pension pot as up-front cash,
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Crackdown on bailiffs using aggressive tactics

07 April, 20140 Comments
Changes to the way bailiffs can enforce debt repayments came into force last night in England and Wales. With bailiffs estimated to collect around 4 million debts per year in the UK, by law they are now prevented from: Entering homes when only children are present, Taking household essentials (washing machines, etc), Adding excessive charges
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