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Cladding Q&A

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The cladding on my flat has been deemed unsafe. Who is responsible for paying for its replacement and the 24/7 fire watch that is required in the interim? The first place to look is at the terms of the lease. When it comes to the...

Easing the burden for first-time buyers: Stamp Duty Land Tax Relief

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The Chancellor announced some welcome changes for first-time buyers (“FTBs”) to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) regime in his Budget on 22 nd November. From this date, FTBs of residential property of up to £500,000 will...

Energy Performance Certificates and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

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While the Energy Performance Certificate (“EPC”) has been with us since August 2007, it has been largely viewed as a administrative bother that has to be done before a premises was to be let or sold that once seen could be quickly discarded and...

Do You Need To Re-Protect Your Tenant's Deposit?

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A recent decision in the Birmingham County Court that has applied the Court of Appeal ruling in Superstrike Ltd v Marion Rodrigues (“ Superstrike ”) has changed the way in which it was understood the legislation relating to tenancies...

Loneliness and the Elderly

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Loneliness in the UK is a serious problem. Statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that 1 in 10 people aged 65 or over feel lonely often or always. According to the Campaign to End Loneliness there are 800,000 people in England who are...

Autumn Statement 2013

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Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement on 5 December 2013. While some of the policies had already been widely predicted, there were some surprises in the package announced. We set out a summary of the key policies that were announced:...

What Could The Government's Care Reforms Mean For You?

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Earlier this year, the Government announced that it would drastically reform care funding to remove the uncertainty and fear caused by unlimited care costs and ensure that individuals receive the care and support they need as soon as they need it. ...

When Might a Cap on Liability be Unenforceable?

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The Technology and Construction Court’s (TCC) judgment in Trustees of Ampleforth Abbey Trust v Turner & Townsend Project Management Ltd [2012] EWHC 2137 considered, among other things, whether a liability cap in a contract for professional...