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Mark Ollier

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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Mark Ollier

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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Mark Ollier

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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Mark Carlisle

Feed-in tariffs: Ofgem publishes closure guidance

Posted by Mark Carlisle on March 29th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 21 March 2019, Ofgem published Feed-in Tariffs: Essential guide to closure of the scheme. This guidance explains Ofgem's administration of the closure of the feed-in tariffs (FITs) scheme to new applications from 1 April 2019. The guidance is based on the Feed-In Tariffs (Closure, etc) Order 2018 (SI 2018/1380).

The...

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Mark Ollier

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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Mark Ollier

Rented Property Change of Ownership

Posted by Mark Ollier on January 10th 2019 in COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , MOVING HOUSE .

Notices regarding change of ownership of rented properties - Tenants are not always aware that the identity of their Landlord has changed and Landlords are often unaware of their obligations both in respect of residential and commercial properties where the freehold has changed hands and a new Landlord is in...

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