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The procedures for obtaining planning permission are a frequent source of delay and dispute, especially where inspectors reject planning applications for reasons that do not seem clear or consistent. Planning inspectors are obliged to explain adequately...
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A woman who sued her ex-partner for a half share of his £500,000 home – on the basis that she and members of her family had put two years of toil into renovating the property before the relationship ended – has had her claim rejected by a...
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Making private financial arrangements with friends and family can seem like a good idea at the time the transactions are undertaken, but they have a discouraging tendency to end in dispute unless professional advice is taken to ensure that the arrangements...
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Most house owners regard rising property prices as a good thing, but buy to let landlords who have neglected to deal with their tax obligations after the sale of their buy to let properties have been targeted by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and it is...
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In an example of the law stepping in to protect the vulnerable, a daughter has been stripped of responsibility for managing her mother's affairs after she failed to provide the pensioner with new clothes, toiletries or an adequate income. The daughter had...
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There have been hundreds of legal disputes relating to the division of property built up during a period of cohabitation by couples who are not married. The arguments arise on the break-up of the relationship or on the death of one of the cohabitants. The...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...