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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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Liquidators reclaim money director wrongly paid to himself

The director of an insolvent company has been ordered to return money he paid to himself at a time when he knew the business was struggling and likely to fail. The director of an insolvent company has been ordered to return money he paid to himself at a time when he knew the business was struggli....

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Storage firm fails to prove breach of contract

A firm providing storage and distribution services has failed to prove that a commercial client was in breach of contract by not granting it exclusive rights as discussed during negotiations. A firm providing storage and distribution services has failed to prove that a commercial client was in br....

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New guide on Right to Buy scheme for council tenants

The Leasehold Advisory Service has provided a detailed guide for council tenants who would like to buy their home. The Leasehold Advisory Service has provided a detailed guide for council tenants who would like to buy their home. It follows the Government decision to increase the maximum disco....

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Insurers win dispute with union over commission payments

An insurance company has won a legal dispute with a trade union over commission payments on the sale of its services to new customers. The case involved Unite the Union and Liverpool Victoria Banking Services. They had an agreement whereby Unite allowed Victoria access to its members in order to ....

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Supreme Court to rule on controversial divorce case.

The Supreme Court is to hear the controversial divorce case involving the oil tycoon Michael Prest and his former wife. The Supreme Court is to hear the controversial divorce case involving the oil tycoon Michael Prest and his former wife. The Court of Appeal shocked many lawyers and legal com....

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New guidelines to tackle late payment problem

The problems small firms face with late payments from larger businesses is being tackled in a new set of guidelines put forward by the government. Hundreds of large firms have signed the Prompt Payment Code but many of them don’t always meet the standards required. Overdue invoices have been....

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Views sought on changes to Inheritance Tax regulations

The Government is seeking views on its plans to alter some Inheritance Tax (IHT) regulations in April. The Government is seeking views on its plans to alter some Inheritance Tax (IHT) regulations in April. The changes will increase the IHT-exempt amount that a person living in the UK can trans....

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Thousands reserve a home using Help to Buy scheme

Four thousand people reserved a home through the Help to Buy scheme in the two months since it came into effect in April. Four thousand people reserved a home through the Help to Buy scheme in the two months since it came into effect in April. The Home Builders Federation is delighted with the....

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