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COVID-19 and changes to notice periods for possession

Radhika Shah
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Landlords are required to give tenants notice to end the tenancy. The notice must set out the grounds the landlord is seeking possession and the date that the notice period expires. The notice period is different depending on the type of tenancy and reason...

End of the Covid-19 eviction ban?

Radhika Shah
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UPDATE - On 21st August 2020 the courts extended the “ban” on evictions by placing on hold all possession proceedings and suspending all eviction work carried out by court bailiffs until 20th September 2020. The following...

New protections for tenants in poor housing

Radhika Shah
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From 20 March 2020 a new law came into effect which gave tenants the power to enforce their right to live in a home fit for human habitation. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (the Act) came into force last year on 20 March 2019. It meant...

TVE client obtains damages for unlawful disabled child policy

Monica Kreel
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The London Borough of Haringey has agreed to pay substantial damages to a teenager with autism and his mother following a legal challenge. The family took Haringey to court under the Equality Act and Human Rights Act, after being denied a service for nearly...

Supreme Court: Sale of Family Home Delay

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One of the main principles of the law regarding finances following a relationship breakdown is that any ongoing financial ties between the parties should be severed. This allows both people to move on with their lives and start afresh. Often, it will be...

A ban on letting agent fees

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The end of rip-off Letting Agent Fees In the Government’s Autumn Statement on the 23 rd November 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the Government will ban letting agents’ fees to tenants, to improve competition in the...

A Rising Star at TVE Katie Brown wins at Solicitors Journal Awards

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We don't need an award ceremony  to tell us that we have some incredible lawyers at TVE. We have a wealth of talent across the firm with hard working committed lawyers. In a firm whose core business bucks the trend by continuing to practice legal...

MP's to vote on overall cap on welfare spending - to include Housing Benefit

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The latest plans of the government are to introduce an overall cap on welfare spending, over and above the standard budgetary controls. This was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in last week’s budget. Mr Duncan Smith told the BBC that the cap...