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When the operator of a mobile home park sought to evict a tenant on the ground that he had committed acts of anti-social behaviour, the Court could not accept that it was reasonable to terminate his licence to station his mobile home on the site when the...
It is not uncommon for elderly drivers to be required to undertake driving competence tests after they have been involved in an accident which is deemed to be their fault. In an important boost for pensioners keen to maintain their motorised independence...
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have long been aware that business owners sometimes try to claim tax relief as a business expense on what are essentially items of private expenditure. Recently, it has been reported that owners of horseboxes are being targeted...
The Government has announced that copies of wills and grants of probate can be obtained online or by post. Each record of probate will cost £10. It is intended that new grants of probate will be available online within 14 days of issue and postal...
Tenants are required to comply with the covenants in their leases and breaches of lease covenants can have serious implications, as a recent case shows. It involved a tenant (a car sales and repair business) that wished to end its lease, which ran for ten...
If you are facing misery at the hands of builders working close by, a recent case shows that you are not powerless and that the law can protect householders plagued by building works on neighbouring properties. The case concerned a homeowner who was...
A 'spiteful and wicked' husband, who branded his wife a psychopath in the midst of their £5.6 million divorce, has been hit hard in the pocket after a judge condemned him as a man who 'stops at nothing' to get what he wants . The man claimed that his...
Bankruptcy is a stressful event for the bankrupt, particularly when the trustee in bankruptcy decides to seek a contribution to the creditors from pension policies that have not yet vested, as happened in a recent case . The trustee in bankruptcy claimed...
Reaching a settlement with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in a tax dispute will normally lead to a letter of offer being agreed with them and signed by the taxpayer(s). A recent case before the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) confirms the finality of such...
The risks associated with buying 'off plan' are illustrated by a recent case in which the owners of more than 100 flats in two blocks in Leeds found themselves facing a series of problems due to defective workmanship. Financial constraints meant that the...