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The UK is facing a serious cost-of-living crisis. It’s being driven by eye-watering utility bill increases, rocketing fuel pump prices and record inflation that’s making the weekly supermarket shop and other purchases far more expensive. Moreover, interest rates are increasing, with more hikes expected, while take-home pay isn’t increasing anywhere near in line with inflation.
In yesterday’s Queen’s Speech – which set out government’s agenda for new laws to be introduced over the coming months – ministers again vowed to introduce a ‘Renters’ Reform Bill’ (the ‘Bill’).
A section 21 notice can be served so long as the relevant gas safety certificate (‘GSC’) has been given to the tenant before the notice is served, said the Court of Appeal in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 on 18/06/2020.
From today, changes to Right to Rent legislation will come into force, affecting checks for some groups of tenants.
Changes to the mandatory right to rent checks which were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will now end on 30/09/2022, extended from 17/05/2021, 21/06/2021, 31/08/2021 and 05/04/2022.
The Court of Appeal (‘COA’) has handed down judgment in the second appeal of Northwood Solihull v Fearn & Ors, which was heard last week…
You need to send HMRC your 2020/21 Self Assessment tax return and pay any tax owed by 31 January 2022! However, due to coronavirus HMRC will waive late filing/payment penalties for tax returns submitted before midnight on 28 February 2022 if this is not possible. Interest will be payable from 1 February 2022 on any unpaid tax.
York Residential Landlords Association have again appointed leading landlord regulation expert David Smith from JMW Solicitors LLP in London to review City of York Council’s proposed Additional Licensing Scheme (second consultation).
The temporary measures brought in to ease the pressure on courts dealing with housing possession claims are to come to an end.
A key decision when starting a business is which legal structure do you choose when registering. The three most common options are sole trader, limited company and ordinary business partnership, although most people become a sole trader.