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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Winter Truce Extended

12 Jan 2021

With the recent announcement of Lockdown Part 3, the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced that the so called "winter truce" will be extended to the 21 February 2021. This means that the restrictions on executing a writ or warrant of execution or restitution, or delivering a notice…

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Ban on evictions extended by another 4 weeks

21 Aug 2020

The Governments ban of evictions was due to be lifted on the 23 August 2020 after 5 long months, but at the 11th hour on Friday afternoon, Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced a further extension of the ban by another 4 weeks until the 20 September 2020. Mr Jenrick is also taking the…

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New Regulations place further obligations on Private Landlords

30 Jun 2020

Private landlords have certain obligations at the outset of a new tenancy to ensure that the property they are letting out meets certain safety requirements. Electrical safety checks have not formed part of these obligations until more recently, when the government announced the introduction of the…

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Do I need an electrical safety check on my property as a landlord?

29 Jan 2020

Upon entering into a tenancy agreement, there are certain requirements with which a private landlord must comply. However, the provision of an electrical safety certificate has fallen outside of these requirements, until now. What is an electrical safety certificate? The Electrical Safety…

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