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Government removes blanket ban on pets in tenancy agreements: What does this mean for landlords?

Previously, landlords typically reserved the right to ban all pets in their rental properties. A recent update to the Model Tenancy Agreement from the Government removes this blanket ban. This will be welcome news to many pet owners, as currently only 7% of...

Children to be removed from their mother and returned to father

The Family Court has ordered that two children who were wrongfully removed from Italy by their mother must be returned to their father in Rome. The father and mother had married in 1998 and their eldest son was born in England in 2008. The family moved to...

Divorcing wife entitled to stay in family home until it was sold

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a wife in divorce proceedings had been entitled to remain in the family home until it was sold as part of the financial settlement. The court heard that the couple had lived in the matrimonial home with their two children....

Court corrects error in will to reinstate deceased's wishes

A court has corrected an error in a man’s will to reinstate his original intention as to how his estate should be divided among family members. The issue arose because the deceased had made a will in 1998 dividing his estate into 52 parts to be given...

Divorced couple in dispute over share of wife's £2m pension fund

A wife has lost her appeal to reduce the amount her husband should be awarded from her pension fund as part of their divorce settlement. The husband and wife, who were aged 69 and 57 respectively, had been married for 20 years before separating. Following...

Ban on tenant evictions by bailiffs extended until end of March

The ban on tenants being evicted by bailiffs, which was imposed because of the Covid19 pandemic, has been extended until 31 March. Exemptions remain in place for the most serious circumstances that cause the greatest strain on landlords as well as other...

Teacher told to retrain at age of 60 awarded £140,000 compensation

A teacher ordered to retrain and undergo a degree course at the age of 60 has been awarded £140,000 compensation in a discrimination case. Sue Allington had worked for nearly 20 years at the fee-paying Rose Hill School in Tunbridge Wells. She had...

Partners liable to pay nearly £600k costs of failed business

Two partners in a failed business have been told that the liquidator can call upon them to pay nearly £600,000 between them for the partnership’s liabilities and the expenses of the winding-up. The issue arose after the liquidators had applied...

Compulsory purchase of cafe - compensation awarded

In the case of  Golf Cafe Bars Ltd v West Yorkshire Combined Authority & Anor , a reference was made by Golf Café Bars Limited to the Upper Tribunal (UT) which claimed compensation for the temporary and permanent acquisition of parts of its...

Creditors of Cafe Nero granted expedited trial to recover rents

Creditors of the Café Nero chain have been granted the right to an expedited trial to enable them to recover full compensation for unpaid rents. The case involved several commercial landlords who were challenging the validity of the way Nero had...
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