Private life and Anonymised and Super Injunctions

Anonymised and super-injunctions are interim injunctions which will restrict publishing and reporting of various facts of the personal and private life of a person. These injunctions are commonly invoked by celebrities. These injunctions will even restrict the publication and reporting of the terms of a court order as well. Anonymised Injunction Under this interim injunction,

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Thinking of buying your first Home with your friends or partner

Many first-time buyers contemplate of buying their first home in co-ownership with friends, partner or even total strangers, due to high house prices and a higher level of deposit requirements. It becomes easier for prospective first-time buyers to buy their first dream home when the initial deposit and subsequent mortgage is shared between the co-owners.

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Immigration Status and Driving

Driving without a licence and Insurance is illegal in the United Kingdom. DVLA is obliged, since 2014, to cancel anybody’s Licence who does not hold or have a legal status in the UK. By Legal status, we mean limited leave to remain, Indefinite leave to remain, entry clearance, citizenship and certain other statuses which are

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Penalties for non-compliance with Rent Deposit Scheme

Where the deposit has not been properly secured by the landlord or where the required information has not been provided within 30 days by the landlord, the tenant can lodge an application to the Court under Section 214 of the Housing Act 2004. Remedies The court may award following remedies to a tenant where the

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Rent Deposit and obligations of the Landlord

Obligations The deposit must be protected irrespective of by whom it is paid by e. local council, parents or friends of the tenant It is the duty of the landlord to notify changes to the identity of the landlord or the tenant or any other changes to the tenancy including change of deposit scheme provider

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Rent Deposit and Joint Tenants

Where there are more than one tenants who have contributed in the deposit, the landlord can decide whether to register separate deposits in the name of each individual tenant or nominate a lead tenant in whose name the deposit will be registered. It is important to note that where there are several joint tenants and

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Rent Deposit Schemes

There are two major deposit schemes The Custodial Scheme Insurance Based Scheme Custodial Scheme This is the most appropriate scheme for landlords who hold a small number of rental properties. The scheme provider holds the deposit on behalf of landlords and tenants Neither the landlord nor the tenant pay any fee to use the scheme

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Bank Accounts Closure and Immigration

By law, banks and building societies will no longer open the bank accounts of an illegal person. An illegal person for this purpose will be someone who does not have any “Leave to Remain” or “Leave to Enter” in the UK. Since 30 October 2017, banks and building societies are required by the law to

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No Sex, Love Only Marriages

A marriage is a voidable marriage under Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, where the marriage has not been consummated due to the incapacity of either husband or wife to consummate or where either husband or wife intentionally or wilfully refuses to sexual intercourse or consummation. A question is often raised that whether such marriages which are

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Breach of UK’s Immigration law

Where an applicant is in breach of an immigration law, for example Overstayed for more than 90 days Breached conditions attached to stay/leave Entered the UK illegally Charged with deception Such person may be banned from making further immigration applications. However, he/she may make a fresh application once the time period for the ban is

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