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New form of Notice Seeking Possession - but not all is what it seems

11 May 2021

A new prescribed form of Notice Seeking Possession (under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988) has been introduced. Landlords in England are required to use this latest form for any Notice Seeking Possession served on or after 04 May 2021. It has no effect on landlords in Wales. Below is a link to…

Housing & Regeneration

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Health & Safety - 'protection from detriment' extended to workers

07 May 2021

Currently, under s44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employee can bring a tribunal claim if they have been subjected to a detriment because they reasonably believed that being at work would place them (or someone else) in serious, imminent danger. Employees also enjoy protection from unfair…

Employment & HR

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A new tax and levy on residential property developers in 2022

07 May 2021

On the 10 February, the Government announced its strategy to improve nationwide building safety, following the continuing fallout from the Grenfell disaster. A pivotal part of the strategy was the announcement of a further £3.5 billion funding to help facilitate the removal of unsafe cladding. It…

Commercial Property

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The IR35 and its impacts!

07 May 2021

HMRC has recently extended the 'off-payroll working rules' - commonly referred to as the 'IR35 rules' - to the private sector, in order to tackle scenarios in which some contractors took advantage of the tax efficiencies of providing their services through a limited company or another…

Commercial

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Spring clean your business

07 May 2021

Properly preparing your business for sale takes time, which means you need to start planning for a sale well in advance. However, you never know when an offer might come along that is too good to pass up - would your company be in a position to be sold at short notice? If not, this is the best time…

Corporate

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Adjusted Right to Work Checks to end on 17 May 2021

06 May 2021

The Home Office has announced that from 17 May 2021, the concession on Right to Work (RTW) checks, permitting employers to conduct RTW checks via video, will end. Prior to the pandemic, employers usually have complied with their immigration duties and requirements in respect of RTW checks in person…

Employment & HR

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Case Comment - Procter v Procter

30 Apr 2021

The recent case of Procter v Procter dealt with the situation where a property owner wishes to grant a lease to both themselves and a third party jointly. In Procter, a family farm was owned by trustees and was farmed by a partnership consisting of the trustees and other family members, without any…

Commercial Property

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Local Authority not liable for Bryn Alyn Abuse

26 Apr 2021

Decision: the relationship between the abusive employee and the placing authority was not akin to employment and the duty of care owed by the authority to the claimant was not non-delegable. In the case of SKX v Manchester City Council (2021) EWHC 782 (QB) handed down on 31st March 2021 Cavanagh…

Insurance

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