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The ONS statistical bulletin published yesterday is a snapshot of what happened in the year to 31 March. The bulletin is on ONS website ( www.ons.gov.uk ) and reveals a more complex picture than that painted by the media. The number of long term immigrants...
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Anelia Nikolova runs a grocery shop in the Gizdova Mahala district of Dupnitsa in Bulgaria.  Most of the population of the district are Roma though Anelia proudly asserts her Bulgarian ethnicity. Cez Razpredelenie Bulgaria AD supplies electricity. Its...
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"1(1) a person commits an offence if -      (a) the person holds another person in slavery or servitude and the circumstances are such that the person knows or ought to know that the other person is held in slavery or servitude, or ...
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In the recent case of Helena Partnerships Limited v. Brown [2015] the importance of sections 13 and 14 of the Housing Act 1988, (‘the Act’), to rent increases was put under the spotlight again. The wording of these sections is somewhat complex,...
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The rules of Tier 2 of the Points Based Immigration System were changed on 6 April 2012. The maximum stay was restricted to 6 years. Migrants who leave after 6 years are not permitted to return for 12 months. Migrants may apply for settlement after 5...

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‘Completion’ is the date set in the contract for when the transfer of legal ownership is to take place (i.e when the buyer sends the seller the sale pricey, and the seller then releases the keys to the property). Completion is therefore not only...
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Conveyancers are instructed to buy or sell a property. That is the brief, the end result. The longer they take, the less popular they will be in the eyes of their clients, but also in the eyes of fellow conveyancers, their clients, the estate agents...
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Sounds easy, doesn’t it; the selling lawyer receives verbal instructions to handle the legal work in selling the client's home, they immediately go onto the Land Registry website to obtain a copy of the registered title deeds from which they type...
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) demands a high level of ethical standards for Solicitor practices for the benefit of their clients, the general public. In fact they have published them in a Handbook, currently in its twelfth version. The...
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At Trethowans we expressly inform conveyancers of our target of 4 weeks to an exchange of contracts. But in general terms, timing depends on several things: 1. The quality of all the conveyancing solicitors 2. The quality of every estate agent 3. How...