Landlord fined over £25k

A landlord from Nottingham has been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 licensing offences. Dexter Blackstock faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock was convicted of nine offences of failing to license properties under the

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Online Welsh family law may be lost in translation

According to the Law Gazette, judges are concerned that HM Courts & Tribunals Service has allocated little time to ensure digitised forms in family law are correctly translated into Welsh. At an open meeting of the Family Procedure Rule Committee at London’s Royal Courts of Justice, His Honour Judge Harold Godwin discussed the issue. HHJ

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Dubai ruler absent from second court hearing

The prime minister of the UAE did not attend the second High Court hearing into the welfare of two of his children. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, 70, who is embroiled in an acrimonious court battle with his estranged wife Princess Haya bint al Hussein, did not attend a preliminary hearing in July too. The Dubai

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Rogue landlord fined after complaints

A rogue landlord has been fined after his tenants had to live in a house from without electricity, heating or a shower. The property in Cambridge had no cooking facilities or hot water. The kitchen sink was found to not work and fire safety precautions were inadequate. An investigation was launched after the tenants complained. After

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Almost all Home Office misconduct inquiries relate to immigration

According to the Guradian, almost all of the investigations into alleged serious misconduct by Home Office staff relate to immigration matters. The Home Office’s professional standards unit (PSU) investigates only the most serious misconduct allegations against teams or individuals within the department, or contractors such as those working in detention centres. A general complaints procedure deals with more minor

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Moving Home Costs Reach record High

Homeowners, the UK’s leading comparison site for home move services has revealed rising stamp duty bills and conveyancing fees are the key factors leading to increased costs for homeowners, which can be attributed to a marginal 1% annual rise in house prices. As reported by stamp duty makes up almost half of the total

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