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Payments in Lieu of Affordable Housing Provision – Court of Appeal Ruling

Judges frequently have to tread the tricky dividing line between interpreting contracts and illegitimately re-writing them so as to conform to subjective views as to what does and does not makes business common sense

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Posted 3rd Oct 2018

Straightforward Honesty Is the Best Route to a Stress-Free Divorce

Any good family lawyer will tell you that the best way of minimising the expense and stress of divorce proceedings is to be straightforwardly honest.

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Posted 3rd Oct 2018

Fixed Term Tenancies and Probationary Periods – High Court Guidance

Fixed term tenancies, incorporating probationary periods, are a common means by which social housing providers weed out potential nuisance tenants and ensure that their housing stocks remain available to those who really need them.

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Posted 3rd Oct 2018

Legal Advice Saves Widow Up To £3.2 Million In Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax (IHT) represents a huge burden on many estates but, with the right professional advice, there are effective ways of reducing it.

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Posted 3rd Oct 2018

If You Think You May Be Disabled, Don’t Forget to Tell Your Employer!

Not all disabilities are obvious and employers cannot be guilty of discrimination if they are unaware of a worker’s impairment.

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Posted 3rd Oct 2018

Houses in Multiple Occupation – Landlords, Do You Know the Law?

The question of what is and is not a house in multiple occupation (HMO) is far from straightforward to answer and, as a First-tier Tribunal (FTT) decision showed, landlords who fail to take legal advice on the issue can be hit in the pocket

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Posted 3rd Oct 2018