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MoJ possession statistics

The Ministry of Justice has released the latest statistics on residential possessions. The possession statistics now highlight the median time taken to reach each stage of the possession, these statistics can be quite misleading, and we have looked at the

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Eviction of travellers

Amidst the UK’s housing crisis there is also a shortage of authorised sites for travellers to set up on. This shortage of authorised sites has led to a dramatic increase in the numbers of travellers setting up on unauthorised encampments

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Commercial property: CRAR and forfeiture webinar Q&A

Here are the questions and answers from our webinar on "commercial property: CRAR and forfeiture of lease"  held on 21st June. Can CRAR be exercised if the tenant does not pay, can the landlord then instruct you to enforce peaceable

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Pimlico plumbers case ruling

The supreme court recently ruled in a significant case, the case of Gary Smith Versus Pimlico Plumbers. The case sets a precedent for those self employed as contractors and has potential ramifications for the gig economy with further key cases

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Commercial property: recovery of service charges

If you own or manage a commercial property, you can use CRAR to recover rent but what can you do when there are additional fees and charges that are also due? Because CRAR can only be used to recover rent,

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National Eviction Team webinar

As part of the HCE Group, the National Eviction team delivers services tailored to their client needs, this might be a small protest or a large-scale eviction. Whatever the project, big or small they have an outstanding record when it

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Registry Trust Report

In May the Registry Trust released a report on the statistics on records received.  The Registry Trust is the statutory register where Judgments, Orders and Fines are recorded. The data covers the previous fifteen months and is broken down into

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Divorce and hidden assets

There has recently been press exposure highlighting the trend for wealthy individuals to attempt to hide assets, assets can be hidden in various ways and these include but are not limited to the following: Hidden cash Deferred bonuses Assets undervalued

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Eviction checklist for landlords

Before you start, you need to ensure that you are using the correct paperwork, there are two pieces of legislation that cover evictions of residential tenants these are section 8 and section 21. Eviction checklist under Section 8 You must have

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The benefits of a Controlled Goods Agreement

If you are owed money, and you have instructed us to act on your behalf to recover the debt this article will outline the controlled goods agreement, what it is and how it works in your favour. Attendance of an

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