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Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 Notices

Failure to provide a gas safety certificate before the tenant takes up occupation does not permanently prevent a landlord from ever serving a section 21 notice. The long awaited decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v...

Eviction Ban Extended - COVID-19 News

The Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic included a ban on landlords issuing proceedings during a three month period starting 25 th March.  This suspension on possession proceedings, for social and private renters, has now been...

Housing market unlocked

Let's get a move on! From Wednesday 13 th May, the housing market in England is reopening, and estate agents and newbuild sites are able to restart operations (under social distancing and safety rules).  Here at Talbots we are ready and waiting...

Latest Changes to Employment Law April 2020

Employment Law Changes - April 2020 As part of the Good Work Plan and the government’s response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, a number of changes to employment legislation have been implemented from April 2020. We have prepared...

Ban on evictions during Coronavirus Pandemic

Ban on evictions during pandemic In these current unpreceded times, part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been to push emergency legislation through the Houses of Parliament in order to suspend evictions from social or...

Free Wills for Black Country NHS Frontline Staff

To our NHS frontline staff:  You’re playing your part. We want to say “Thank You.” The COVID-19 or coronavirus crisis is unprecedented. Yet NHS staff responded selflessly and without a second thought for themselves. We want to show...

COVID-19 - experiencing issues and need help with your child arrangements?

We are currently living in very difficult and unprecedented times. Covid-19 is impacting all walks of life and the Family Courts are understandably currently prioritising those cases where a child faces the imminent risk of harm, or emergency cases...

COVID-19 - Furlough Leave

Furlough leave - retaining jobs and basic income The government has announced an unprecedented range of financial measures to assist businesses and their employees during these troubled times.  The latest round of initiatives announced on Friday,...

Coronavirus: FAQs and tips for employers

On 30 January 2020 coronavirus (COVID -19) was declared a global health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation.  The risk in the UK of coronavirus has moved from low to moderate, with approximately 87 cases now confirmed...

Avoiding a tenancy deposit dispute

Avoiding a tenancy deposit dispute starts at the beginning of a tenancy - are you prepared? Our previous article,  on the Tenant & Fees Act 2019, touched on the Deposit Cap and the fact that this can no longer exceed the equivalent of five...