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Job Ad – Manchester

Shelter Paralegal – Entry Level £21,026 pa (without housing law experience) to £23,239 pa (depending on level of housing law experience) + excellent benefits Manchester Closing date: 13 October 2019 at 11.30 pm. Interviews: 24 October 2019 This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver housing law advice and representation within a legal team in a […]

Rent Repayment Orders, limitation and award periods.

This is worth a quick note from some comments and questions I have received after this post on a Rent Repayment Order (RRO). The issue is about the meaning of the requirement that an application for an RRO is brought within 12 months of a relevant offence. In that previous post, the First Tier Tribunal […]

Job Ad – Holloway

Burke Niazi Solicitors is seeking to recruit a newly qualified – 2 years PQE solicitor to join their Housing department (listed in the Legal 500) at the North London office in Holloway (N7). Salary according to experience. Apply with covering letter and CV to harrietkaiser@burkeniazi.com Closing date –  31st October 2019. No agencies. Website – www.burkeniazi.com

Harassment and hot water for leaseholders

Grateful thanks to September 2019 edition of Legal Action – Housing: recent developments for this one. Whale and others v Maunder Taylor and Northwood Hall RTM Company Ltd, County Court at Central London, May 2019 Mr Maunder Taylor was an FTT-appointed manager of a block of flats. Following his appointment, he decided to go ahead with a […]

Job Ads – London and Birmingham

Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit Head of Legal Practice Deadline for applications is Monday 7 October. This is an exciting opportunity to join the award winning legal charity ATLEU (Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit). The Head of Legal Practice is a pivotal role providing leadership to the Legal Team and ensuring ATLEU maintains […]

HMRC propose to fine tenants for not paying their landlord’s tax.

No, really. I’m not being melodramatic. Not all tenants, and not all landlords, granted, but that is exactly what HMRC say may be done. This is all about non-resident landlords, living overseas for more than 6 months a year. HMRC are (quite possibly rightly) concerned that they aren’t paying the tax due on their rental […]

Banned leader

Look, look! A banning order! I don’t know if this is the first, it may well be. It is certainly the first decision I have seen. 43 Dudmaston, Telford, Shropshire TF3 2DF: BIR/00GF/HSH/2019/0001 This is the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) decision on applications by the Borough of Telford and Wrekin for a banning order […]