International students are to be given visa extensions of up to a year to look for work in the UK as part of a package of government measures to increase numbers of overseas students after Brexit. The move represents a break with current policy, where students are allowed to stay for just four months after graduation.
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.
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.
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
According to new figures, Scottish couples who chose a humanist wedding are less likely to divorce than those who had other types of marriage ceremony. The statistics were revealed by BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme, obtained from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS). Humanist weddings have been legal in Scotland since 2005 and are
The Home Office reached an out-of-court settlement with the charity The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) who had threatened a judicial review over the registration system for EU citizens. JCWI agreed to drop its application for a judicial review after Sajid Javid’s department made changes to its guidance to caseworkers in relation to
New research suggests cash buyers can save thousands of pounds when buying a house compared to those buying with a mortgage. According to finance specialist One77 Mortgages, who analysed house price data from the Land Registry, it costs those buying with a mortgage on average 9 percent more than cash buyers. Alastair McKee, managing director of
A ‘negligent’ landlord from Camberwell has been ordered to pay costs of more than £20,000 after failing to apply for a licence. Omo Ayoade, 45, appeared in Camberwell Magistrates’ Court after complaints from his tenants and after he failed to apply for a license. A resident living in one of his three flats had complained
Landlord accused of illegally renting out property claims he is being “ruthlessly” victimised by Council
A landlord who is accused of illegally renting out property has said he “is only helping people.” Robert Crow, 69, is accused of breaching a court order which banned him renting out his Southend property after he was convicted of 18 offences in September. Mr Crow attended Southend Magistrate’s Court. His address has repeatedly been
UK property transactions have been reducing at a rapid rate, according to recent research. The study carried out by estate agent software platform, Reapit, found that UK property transactions have fallen by over a third in the past three months. Property transactions between November 2018 and January 2019 fell by 36% compared to the same