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Letting agents must publish fee details of face a fine

Letting agents will have to publish full details of the fees they charge or face a fine under new regulations being introduced by the government. Ministers say the move will help to ensure a fairer deal for both landlords and tenants. Under the current regulations, agents have to list their co....

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Driver awarded £900,000 compensation after having leg amputated

A coach driver has been awarded £900,000 compensation after a hospital’s failure to have him seen by a consultant led to him needing to have part of his leg amputated. The driver first visited the hospital when he noticed that his leg felt cold and painful. He was treated and told he would nee....

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Man suffered for four years because of hospital’s failure

A man has been awarded £35,000 compensation after suffering for four years with a fractured wrist, which doctors had failed to diagnose. The first time he attended the hospital A&E department after injuring his wrist he saw a triage nurse and a doctor. He was X-rayed and it was recorde....

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Surgeons removed woman’s ovary without her consent

A woman has received £20,000 in damages after doctors removed both her ovaries, when she had only provided consent for the removal of one. The woman underwent surgery in 2010 to remove ovarian cysts, and had given consent that one of her ovaries could be removed. However, during the operation....

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Attwaters Jameson Hill pre-retirement seminar

Join us at our pre-retirement planning seminar next month......and we'll help you plan for your future Join us at our pre-retirement planning seminar next month... ...and we'll help you plan for your future We will be holding a pre-retirement seminar in conjunction with David Soper & Co. Ltd ....

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Director faced with prison after defying court orders

A director has been given a 28-day suspended prison sentence after defying court orders during a dispute with another company. A director has been given a 28-day suspended prison sentence after defying court orders during a dispute with another company. His fellow director was fined £1,000 fo....

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Agency wins case against former employee’s rival business

A model agency has won its case against a former employee who defrauded it of £21,000 and disclosed some of its confidential information while helping to set up a rival business. A model agency has won its case against a former employee who defrauded it of £21,000 and disclosed some of its conf....

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Landlord receives £4.75m compensation for damage caused at flats

A landlord has received £4.75m compensation after faulty workmanship and equipment led to “catastrophic” flooding at a block of flats. A landlord has received £4.75m compensation after faulty workmanship and equipment led to “catastrophic” flooding at a block of flats. The damage oc....

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Landlord wins appeal over money owed by insolvent tenant

A landlord company has won its appeal to be paid money owed by a commercial tenant which had gone into administration before completing the surrender of its lease. A landlord company has won its appeal to be paid money owed by a commercial tenant which had gone into administration before completi....

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Commercial tenant fails to exercise break clause correctly

The courts are seeing an increasing number of disputes between landlords and commercial tenants over break clauses. The courts are seeing an increasing number of disputes between landlords and commercial tenants over break clauses. It’s thought the economic downturn is putting pressure on bo....

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Landlord duties – tenancy deposits

Since 6 April 2007, it has been mandatory for a landlord to join a scheme to protect a tenant’s deposit. The landlord must comply with 'initial requirements’ of an authorised Tenancy Deposit Scheme within 30 days from the date of receipt of the deposit. Protection of the deposit is crucial if a ....

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Redundancy reforms designed to help businesses and employees

Redundancy regulations are being modified in a move designed to help both businesses and employees. Redundancy regulations are being modified in a move designed to help both businesses and employees. The main change is to reduce the minimum period before large scale redundancies can take place....

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