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Supreme Court Ruling provides great relief to the PRS and mortgage lenders

16 June, 20160 Comments
Yesterday The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by a tenant who believed a court should take account of their human rights, as set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. This came about following the unfortunate case of McDonald v McDonald, where a young woman with mental health issues rented accommodation from her parents. After getting into
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DWP will rule on Universal Credit direct payment exceptions

12 February, 20130 Comments
The Local support services framework for the upcoming welfare reform states that it will be up to the Department for Work and Pensions to make exceptions to normal payment rules; e.g. paying the housing element of Universal Credit of landlords. In most cases Universal Credit will be paid to the claimant, on a monthly basis.
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Tougher action to tackle troubled families.

11 June, 20126 Comments
Over the weekend Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has called for tougher action on troubled families – aiming to ‘turn around’ 120,000 troubled families nationally by the end of this Parliament, cut crime & unemployment significantly and also cut the cost to tax payers. The Communities Secretary said: ‘Sometimes when
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