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Special procedure must be used by tenant to make claim

Fox v Hill, Preston County Court, 21 January 2010, 9PR01873 We seem to be on a bit of a run at the moment as the Guild has helped win another case for it's members. Should a landlord get a claim for three times deposit by a tenant for a failure to protect a deposit, there is a special procedure that must be followed. A simple small claim ...

Thermal Insulating Boards and Internal Cladding

Introduction Older properties in particular can suffer from being cold even with gas central heating. From this, condensation and mould growth can become a problem which is often exasperated by the living habits of the occupiers. Often landlords will find when visiting properties that particular issues can seem to occur on north facing walls ...
Taxpayer Who Can’t Prove Spending Loses ​Appeal

Taxpayer Who Can’t Prove Spending Loses ​Appeal

Failing to keep good financial records could mean losing out on thousands of pounds of business expenses and paying more tax, according to the latest tax tribunal ruling. The First Tier Tribunal heard an appeal by business consultant and quantity surveyor Gerald Bianchi relating to nearly £40,000 of expenses included in the accounts of two ...

When Does the Fixed Term End?

Mrs A Farrand v Ms V Ierardi Brentford County Court 24 June 2011 1UC03134 An interesting case which we assisted one of our members with, which if does nothing else, helps summarising the procedure to follow if an accelerated possession procedure doesn’t go according to plan. This case also illustrates that you could have a very ...

Failure to Comply with Initial Requirements

Paula O’Brien v Jacqueline Jones & Andrew Alexander (T/A Belvoir Huntingdon). Northampton County Court, Claim No 9KG00335 12/02/2010 This case raises an interesting and important point regarding compliance with the initial requirements of a tenancy deposit scheme. There is also a useful example of disrepair contained within the case. ...
How And When To Use High Court Enforcement

How And When To Use High Court Enforcement

This post has been significantly updated 20 November 2015. Especially since appearing on TV, an increasingly common question from members is about the use of High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEO`s) in relation to obtaining possession of let premises. Fortunately for this article, we have recently had a genuine case so we decided to test ...