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What landlords need to know about the Tenant Fees Act

With effect from 1st June 2019 most fees charged by Landlords and Agents are banned or referred to as  Prohibited Payments . These bans cover most tenancies, including Assured Shorthold Tenancies. Here’s what the changes mean: Late Payment of...

How to improve cash flow for businesses following BREXIT

Talbots are being approached by a number of SMEs across the Black Country who are struggling with cash flow, having invested in their businesses earlier so that they were BREXIT ready. Largely due to the uncertainty surrounding the ‘B’ word,...

Changes to the service charge regulations for commercial property

As a landlord, your carefully drafted lease with your tenant should mean that when an issue arises, you can both refer to the terms of lease to settle any problems.  But what if you can't? If there’s no lease, or if the issue that comes up...

Domestic Abuse

Did anyone watch The Abused last night on Channel 5? What an eye-opening documentary providing an insight into what happens to victims of domestic abuse once the police become involved.  It’s hard to accurately quantify the statistics for...

Lasting Power of Attorney - who needs one?

Millions of people believe that when a loved one loses the ability to make their own decisions, they will automatically be able to step in take control, without any issue.  Unfortunately, this is not the case. A lasting power of attorney is a...

What does intestacy mean? (A Practical Guide!)

Everyone has heard lawyers at New Year saying your resolution should be to make or review a Will, and my colleague Richard Stone recently wrote a very informative article on this subject What if this hasn’t happened and a person dies without...

The New Year's Resolution you should keep

As we move into 2019, many of us reading this blog will have made New Year resolutions that are ultimately doomed to fail. Typically we all start with the best of intentions, but staying motivated enough to maintain the effort for a whole year can be...

Black Country Business Festival is back!

Region’s biggest business showcase returns Following the success of the inaugural event, the Black Country Business Festival (BCBF) is back for a second year from 13 to 24 May 2019. This exciting annual fortnight for business...

Large Increase in Court Fees for Probate Announced

In 2017, the HM Courts and Tribunals Service proposed a massive increase to the fees charged to obtain a Grant of representation (known as “probate”) which would see the charges for the most valuable estates increase from £155 to...

Annual Investment Allowance increase - what does it mean for businesses

Following the Chancellor’s recent Budget Statement, Alan Sibley, Asset Finance Manager at Premier Asset Finance , looks at the increase in the Annual Investment Allowance, and the likely effects on business. The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is...