Archive for May, 2014

New scheme to protect the capital’s growing army of tenants

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London has announced a new initiative that seeks to bring a degree of regulation to the rental sector in the capital – the London Rental Standard […]

What the overhaul of consumer rights law means

Prompted by the EU, the government is aiming to put the mess of UK consumer regulations into some kind of order. I’ll highlight the major changes and explain how small […]

Apartments at sunset

Mortgage arrears down during the first quarter of 2014

The number of houses being repossessed has dropped by 20 per cent in the last 12 months, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have shown. Despite repossessions in […]

Civil court fee hikes spell disaster for access to justice

Employment law changes: Sick pay & tribunal penalties

A variety of employment law changes took place this April, some being regular yearly updates but others introducing significant new rules. I’ll outline the nature of these changes and how […]