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A Guide To Writing Tenancy Agreements

March 24, 2015 12:00 pm

A tenancy agreement is in effect a contract between the owner of the property and the tenant. As with any contract this means there are rights and responsibilities for both parties. This also means it is vital to be clear about what you expect from your potential tenants so there is no ambiguity regarding their responsibility to you and yours to them. With a few simple tips, it is possible to create a tenancy agreement that will be fair for both the landlord and tenant....
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A Guide To The Eviction Process For Landlords

March 17, 2015 12:00 pm

There are a number of reasons why a landlord may have to evict a tenant. It may simply be that their lease has expired. Unfortunately, however, it could be because the tenant has not paid their rent or has been disruptive. Whatever the reason, it is important to be aware of the process in order to do this correctly. Discussion In some cases issues may be resolvable before an eviction process is necessary. For example someone may have started a new job and their payment...
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Mesothelioma UK

March 11, 2015 2:59 pm

Many may know someone who has been affected by the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.  Sadly, Portsmouth is an area which has a particularly high rate of people suffering from this terrible illness. For those who would like more information on the support available, the charity Mesothelioma UK is a useful resource. http://www.mesothelioma.uk.com/

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A Guide To The Eviction Process For Tenants

March 10, 2015 12:00 pm

If you are looking to move into a property it helps to have a knowledge of the eviction process. Before moving in to a property you should do your research and find out if previous tenants were satisfied with their time there. In some cases if you have been evicted you may feel it was unfair. Before going to court, however, it is worth knowing a bit more about the eviction process so that you know your rights. Tenancy agreement Often if you move into...
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Court Fees Rise Up To 600%

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Today the rise in Court Fees in civil claims was implemented by the government.  This new fee regime sees an increase of over 600% to Court fees in certain civil actions. For example, if your civil claim is worth £40,000, previously you would have paid a court issue fee of £610, whereas under the new fee regime, you will now have to pay a court issue fee of £2000. If for example your claim is worth £90,000 you would previously have paid a court issue fee of £910...
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Legal Issues Around Cohabitation

March 3, 2015 12:00 pm

In recent years with the emergence of civil partnerships and the changing setup of families (plus less societal pressure for people to be married) cohabitation is becoming more and more common. However, this does also mean there are various legal issues that can potentially arise and is important to be aware of these whether you are about to live together, you currently do so or you intend to separate. Definition The definition of a cohabiting couple is two people of any gender or sexuality who...
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