Entries by amtlawyers

Italian Fashion Tycoon in UK divorce battle

An Italian fashion tycoon and his wife are in the midst of a legal battle in an attempt to settle their multi-million pound divorce in Britain. Ilaria Giusti, 53, is asking the UK courts to rule on her divorce from shoe designer Ferruccio Ferragamo, despite moving here five years after splitting from her husband. However, […]

No-fault evictions to be banned in England

No-fault evictions are now to be banned in England. This ruling means private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason. The government says the new plans are in place to protect renters from “unethical” landlords and give them more long-term security.   First Minister Mark Drakeford has […]

Research shows number of last-time buyers has increased

New research reveals the number of last-time buyers in the housing market has increased. The research found that one in three home moves are now made by last-time buyers aged 55 and over. The study from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) shows that the numbers have almost doubled in the last decade and many […]

Tenant who caused £25k damage evicted

A tenant who caused £25,000 worth of damage to the flat she was renting out has been evicted. The property East Yorkshire was found in a ‘disgusting’ condition by its landlord, with holes in the walls, smashed windows and ripped up floorboards. The radiators were ripped from walls lying on top of mounds of rubbish. […]

Unhappy tenants can now sue their landlords

A new law has come into force enabling people living in rented accommodation the opportunity to sue their landlords over unfit homes. On Wednesday, March 20, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act came into effect, allowing tenants to go to the courts if they feel their landlord is not keeping their property well maintained. […]

Businessman ordered to give his ex £25m

An Omani businessman worth more than £300million has been ordered to give his ex-wife £25million after she argued she needed a £400,000-a-year for holidays and a further £60k for pocket money. The Family Division of the High Court in London heard the case of Talal Al Zawawi, 48 and his ex-wife Leila Hammoud, 36. Ms Hammoud said […]