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Housing market ‘firming’…

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says Business Editor in the Sun today... Britains biggest mortgage lender claims the housing market is 'firming,' 5 years after the crisis blew up. Yesterday, Halifax said the average house price rose 1.3 % in December to £163,845. And the average for the past three months has topped the prior…

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Marriages on the Decrease…

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According to a recent article published in the Telegraph, unmarried women who give up successful careers to bring up their children are risking a midlife financial crisis if their relationship comes to an end. A growing number of women who gave up work to become “full-time mothers” are approaching middle…

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Landlord forces eviction through Court..

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A hoarder who has filled his flat with thousands of newspapers, magazines and books is facing eviction because he is a ‘fire hazard.’ Former salesman, Brian Clenshaw is facing eviction by his landlord in Kent because the clutter he is hoarding presents a ‘fire-hazard.’ Brian believes he suffers from a…

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ET now on e-DRS

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The new electronic Document Registration Service (e-DRS) is a faster and more cost-effective way for submitting and receiving applications. The new e-DRS will make the application process easier, reducing the average end to end processing times and will create and audit trail, helping to prevent fraud. Applications made electronically can…

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ET Receive CQS Accreditation

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ET Law Limited receive CQS Accreditation under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme... The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: the integrity of the…

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Rights of Way and Proprietary Estoppel…

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In Joyce v Epsom & Ewell BC [2012] EWCA Civ 1398, the Couty of Appeal dealt with a claim for an easement by way of proprietary estoppel. Mr Joyce’s predecessor in title, a Mr Holborn, lived next door to two properties which Sainsburys included in a planning application to build to…

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Should cyclists be treated differently?

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With the recent, much publicised accident involving Bradley Wiggins, there has been great debate in the media surrounding the number of cyclists injured on our roads, and what can be done to reduce the number of casualities. When a cyclist is injured, are they confident that the criminal justice system…

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Right to Buy

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Nearly 1,500 social homes have been sold under the Government's relaunched Right to Buy scheme since the beginning of April this year, according to figures released on 15 November 2012 by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Discounts of up to 60% for a house and 70% for a…

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Residential Property in Wales

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From Spring 2013 certain buyers will be eligible for 95% on new-build homes in Wales. http://cymru.gov.uk/newsroom/housingandcommunity/2012/121113ms/;jsessionid=5D0DE6FB088E0E0BFEC7466269497A62?lang=en The scheme is similar to the New Build initiative launched in England in February 2012, and should be a terrific boost for the housing market in Wales, helping both developers and house buyers. ET…

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Pensioner awarded £44,000 in PI Claim…

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A woman who shattered her arms after tripping over a supermarket trolley as she reached for a pork pie, has been awarded £44,000, it was reported today. The 79-year-old called out to her husband that she had found the pies as she stepped forward to reach them, but then fell…

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