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Court of Protection: What is it?

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The UK’s Court of Protection exists to make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who are unable to do so as they lack the mental capacity.

Carrie Tennick, June 04, 2019

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Tenant Fees Act comes into force

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The Tenant Fees Act has come into force. It means most letting fees are now banned within the private rented sector in England.

Carrie Tennick, June 03, 2019

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Employment solicitors: What do they do?

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If you have a problem at work, you’ll probably head to your line manager or HR to resolve it. But what if the issue has gone further than that?

Carrie Tennick, May 29, 2019

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MP urges stronger protection against redundancy for pregnant women and new mothers

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Conservative MP Maria Miller has introduced a bill preventing firms from sacking women during pregnancy and maternity leave, and for six months afterwards.

Alice Sanderson, May 23, 2019

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ACAS early conciliation: What is it?

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ACAS early conciliation could help you overcome a dispute you may be having with your employer, helping you achieve the resolution you're looking for.

Carrie Tennick, April 23, 2019

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No-fault evictions to be scrapped in England

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The government has announced the scrapping of ‘no-fault evictions’ in England, meaning private landlords will no longer be able to evict their tenants at short notice or without good reason.

Alice Sanderson, April 17, 2019

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Personal Law Hints, Tips & Research

Landlords encouraged to break short-term letting laws

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A BBC investigation has found that landlords in London are being encouraged to break strict short-term letting laws by property management companies.

Alice Sanderson, February 26, 2019

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First-time buyers taking most mortgages

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Research by the Halifax bank has found that first-time buyers now make up the majority of home purchases bought with a mortgage in the UK.

Alice Sanderson, February 25, 2019

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Tenants given power to sue landlords over unfit living conditions

Reading time: 3 mins 28 secs

A new law coming into effect in March will give tenants the power to sue their landlords for unfit and unsafe conditions in their home.

Alice Sanderson, February 18, 2019

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