Landlord prosecuted for unlawfully evicting tenant

A landlord from Derby who verbally threatened and unlawfully evicted a tenant has been spared jail. Sajjad Ahmed appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty last December to the unlawful eviction of a tenant. The court heard that Ahmed had taken over the management of the property from his brother, who owned the property, after

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Raids held to catch illegal landlords

Ten homes in Slough, owned by the same landlords, were raided by police and the council. One home was deemed unfit to live in and children were found to have been put at risk by dodgy landlords. Furthermore, the majority of the homes had problems with gas and electricity supplies. The homes are all owned

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Billionaire in court battle with ex

A billionaire who was forced to pay £337million to his wife in Britain’s biggest ever divorce payout is back in the High Court again with his ex-spouse over the children’s charity they set up.   Sir Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper are in a dispute over the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation they founded together in 2002.

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Landlords should no longer stop tenants from keeping pets unless they are badly-behaved

  A government move says landlords should no longer stop tenants from keeping pets unless they are badly behaved. Many renters are forced to give up their pets as only seven per cent of landlords advertise properties as suitable for animals. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has ordered the Government’s model tenancy contract to be rewritten to remove all restrictions on

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Lawyers preparing for Divorce Day

Lawyers prepared for an increase in divorce inquiries on Monday 6 January which has been dubbed ‘Divorce Day’. Financial troubles and the stress of trying to create the perfect Christmas are cited as the main reasons why couples decide to break up at this time of year. 2020 is expected to see the introduction of legislation

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