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Statutory compensation for failure to protect tenancy deposits: dealing with claims by one of a number of co-tenants Summary points 1. Section 213 of the Housing Act 2004 requires private landlords to protect tenancy deposits in an authorised scheme and to serve “prescribed information” on tenants within a 30-day period. 2. If either or both … Continued

Landlords beware: Getting your AST right from the go! Are you a residential landlord? Landlords entering into an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) should do so with care. They need to get things right from the outset, otherwise problems could be stored up for later. The tenancy deposit is one issue that frequently catches landlords off … Continued

No fault divorce

The Justice Secretary announced today that he will be following the majority opinion of over 600 responses to the consultation on changing the law to allow for divorce to be FAULTLESS. Couples wishing to end their marriage will no longer have to accuse the other of causing the breakdown by reference to their behaviour or … Continued

Surrogacy agreements are becoming increasingly popular, especially internationally, as a result of the UK ban on commercial arrangements. So what do prospective parents making plans to become a family via this process need to know? Under UK law, the…

Saturday 18 August has been reported as the most common day in 2018 to tie the knot in the UK. However, since the early 1970s, the number of people actually getting married has steadily decreased, dropping a further 3.4% last year. There have been many…

Spring Cleaning

UK tax legislation changes constantly. A new tax year is always a good opportunity to ensure you are abreast of these changes, to review your personal affairs and to make adjustments if necessary. Additional inheritance tax free allowance From 6 April…