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November 2016

Colombian air crash

Colombian air crash

Overnight on 28 November an RJ85 aircraft operated by LAMIA Corporation of Bolivia crashed with nine crew and 72 passengers aboard, while on route fro ...

Section 117 Aftercare – Case update on impact of alternative funding sources

Section 117 Aftercare – Case update on impact of alternative funding sources

Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) sets out the legal duties on Local Authorities and CCGs to provide aftercare to certain detained patie ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Break Basics

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Break Basics

There have been a number of recent high profile cases dealing with tenant break notice conditions such as the payment of rent and delivering up vacant ...

Client verification - a narrow escape

Client verification - a narrow escape

Last month, a court dismissed a claim against an estate agent accused of breach of warranty of authority and negligence following the agent's role in ...

Time please - know your limits

Time please - know your limits

Although there has been a significant decline in claims against surveyors relating to valuations between 2007 and 2009, claims are still being made. D ...

PRS – the future looks bright

PRS – the future looks bright

The Private Rented Sector ("PRS") has become an increasingly significant element of the UK housing market, and it is a trend which is showing little s ...

Viva – Great Yarmouth!

Viva – Great Yarmouth!

Not quite as glitzy as The Strip, but the setting for a recent High Court case which casts real doubt on the prudence of relying on unverified compara ...

Complaints handling – a fresh take

Complaints handling – a fresh take

The recent RICS Complaints Handling guidance note (1st Ed, July 2016) pools the experience gained by residential valuation firms, their insurers, brok ...

The perils of short term lets

The perils of short term lets

A recent decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), in the case of Nemcova v Fairfield Rents Limited [2016] UKUT 303 (LC), merits mention – not l ...

Autumn Statement 2016 – trick or treat

Autumn Statement 2016 – trick or treat

Aside from the many economic uncertainties presented by the Brexit challenge, this week brought us the first Autumn Statement from the new chancellor, ...