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Investigating the Leasehold Housing Market

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 20th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

On the 11th June this year the Competition and Markets Authority or CMA announced an investigation into a potential breaches of Consumer Protection law in the Leasehold Housing Market.   The concerns raised by the CMA include a potential miss selling of leasehold properties, and potentially onerous and unfair contract terms...

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Cap on Tenancy Deposits

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 20th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

Those involved in the rented sector should note that on residential tenancies, with effect from the 1st June 2019 there has been a cap on tenancy deposits.   The maximum deposit that can be taken is 5 weeks rent unless the annual rent is £50,000 or more when 6 weeks rent...

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Interest Only Mortgages- Crunch Time!

Posted by Mark Ollier on April 17th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

Prior to the 2008 credit crunch interest-only mortgages were popular with borrowers who often failed to take fully into account the need to actually repay the mortgage at the end of its term. Payments of interest were made with no repayment of any part of the capital and presumably the...

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Equity Release – Bad Press?

Posted by Mark Ollier on April 17th 2019 in DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , MOVING HOUSE .

Equity Release is now receiving more scrutiny as its popularity increases. More popular than ever, 10 years ago one would rarely see any advertisement for Equity Release Schemes on the television. Now there are many on daytime tv and demand is increasing.

It is essential to choose a scheme, a broker...

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Notices Requiring Possession of Assured Shorthold Tenancies

Posted by Mark Ollier on April 17th 2019 in COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , MOVING HOUSE .

The news that the Government is thinking of planning on heavily amending Landlord’s rights to serve Section Notices on tenants requiring possession,  comes as something of a surprise, even after the raft of new rules and regulations imposed on private Landlords and the tax changes including huge surcharges on SDLT...

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Noisy Neighbours?

Posted by Mark Ollier on January 10th 2019 in DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

One or two recent cases have emphasised that legal action can be taken against neighbours where the impact of the noise is sufficiently loud to be invasive and disturbing to an objective standard. This can often occur in situations where there is a block of flats and noises can easily...

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