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21st February 2024

The FTT’s first decision on the identity of Accountable Persons – can a Tribunal appointed manager be an ‘Accountable Person’ under the Building Safety Act?

The Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) is ripe for litigation in the context of both its meaning and effect. Canary Riverside (a bit like the BSA is expected…

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20th February 2024

Raising awareness of dementia in Essex & Suffolk

There are currently around 900,000 people with dementia in the UK (Alzheimer’s Society, 2024.) It is predicted that this number will rise to 1.6million in 2040 and therefore…

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Renters Reform Bill: Update on the Abolition of the Section 21 Notice

Under the Renters Reform Bill (“the Bill”), it is proposed that the Section 21 notice will be scrapped and instead, landlords will be required to satisfy one of…

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19th February 2024

What is PAS 9980 and why is it affecting my insurance?

What is PAS 9980? It is a code of practice which sets out a method for competent professionals to conduct Fire Risk Appraisals of External Wall construction (FRAEW)…

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16th February 2024

Child Maintenance Enforcement Changes

The government recently announced that parents who refuse to financially support their children will face quicker penalties, under a new scheme with the Child Maintenance Service. The announcement…

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Let’s Update You – Landlord’s Responsibility for Flooding in Properties Let Out Under an AST

Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (“LTA”) Where a property let out under an assured shorthold tenancy (“AST”), floods – either as a result of rain or…

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12th February 2024

Government ends video witnessing of wills

On 1 February 2024, the Justice Department announced that it was not extending pandemic-era temporary legislation (which took effect from 31 January 2020) enabling the signing of wills…

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9th February 2024

National Apprenticeship Week – Alex Banfield #NAW2024

What does a typical day as an Apprentice Solicitor look like? Within my role, I assist my colleagues in the Commercial Property department in a multitude of ways.…

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Leasehold Updates

Sales and purchases of leasehold properties are increasingly more time consuming. Below are some recent updates which could be useful for anybody looking to sell a leasehold property…

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8th February 2024

National Apprenticeship Week – Jodie-Leigh Holby #NAW2024

Jodie is currently studying a Level 3 HR Certificate in People Practice while also working as a HR Apprentice within Ellisons' HR department. What attracted you to a…

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