A recent statement by the British Property Foundation (BPF) has warned landlords to take extra security from tenants in order to protect themselves against increasing manipulation of the insolvency system, including by the use of “pre-packs”.
Increased premiums expected over Flood re Scheme
The government has recently announced a plan to build up a fund, with the help of the risk sector, to cover the costs of flood damage.
Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) update
The government has announced reforms to the common law remedy of distress for rent.
Charity Christmas Carol Concert
We are holding a Charity Christmas Carol Concert on Thursday 12 December 2013 at 7.30pm at St Martins of Tours Church, St Martin’s Square, Basildon SS14 1DX.
Campaign for cycle safety launched
A campaign which has blazed a trail to raise awareness of cycle safety in London is being rolled out in cities across the UK, Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.
Boost for disabled people to keep their jobs
Recent figures show that over 2,000 more disabled people got the support they needed to get a new job or keep their existing job, compared with the same time last year.
New guidance issued today by the Ministry of Justice to the police sets out that criminals should not get more than one ‘simple’ caution in a two year period for the same, or similar offence, except in exceptional circumstance and if it is signed off by an Inspector.
The Ministry of Justice has announced the introduction of new national standards which, it says, will raise the quality of expert evidence in family courts and end unnecessary delays.
A tax reform group has issued a warning for people who have been made redundant because the firm they worked for became insolvent, suggesting they should check their records because they might have paid too much tax on their redundancy payments.
Help to Buy scheme supports buyers
According to recent figures, more than 2,000 people have put in offers on homes under the Help to Buy scheme, totalling £365 million of new mortgage lending.