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Housing Disrepair Success Stories – Damp, Mould and Asbestos

The Housing Team at Hodge Jones & Allen have been defending the rights of tenants since 1977 and we understand how your life can be turned upside down when a…

December 6, 2022
Opinion
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Accident At Work – How To Claim – Check List

Accident at work? Steps to take when making a claim If you have been unfortunate to have been injured in an accident at work, through no fault of your own,…

December 2, 2022
Opinion
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  • mediation-and-arbitration

Unprecedented Delays In The Family Courts – Alternative Routes To Resolving Family Disputes

The government has been urged to address the unprecedented backlog in the family courts. According to data from HM Courts & Tribunal Service, the number of open private law cases…

December 1, 2022
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  • housing-and-property

The Autumn Statement: Will My Rent Increase Next Year?

What Help Was Announced For Social Housing Tenants And Mortgage Holders Claiming Universal Credit In The Government’s Autumn Statement? On the 17 November 2022, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy…

November 28, 2022
Opinion
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Accident Trap

Black Friday sales are fast approaching with many stores and shops already starting sales before the day. These sales naturally extend into the festive shopping period for Christmas gifting and…

November 24, 2022
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Housing Disrepair Success Stories – Damp, Mould & Mice Infestation

The Housing Team at Hodge Jones & Allen have been defending the rights of tenants since 1977 and we understand how your life can be turned upside down when a…

November 24, 2022
Opinion
  • fatal-injury

Who Can Claim Bereavement Damages?

Whilst it is possible to make a claim for loss of dependency and loss of services, under the Fatal Accident Act 1976 only certain Claimants are able to receive a…

November 22, 2022
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  • disrepair

How to make an effective housing disrepair complaint to your landlord

Sophie Bell and Farzana Chowdhury, Housing Law Partners explain the steps tenants should take when making a housing disrepair complaint. One in three (31%) in social housing want to complain…

November 18, 2022
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Lung Cancer Awareness Month – Raising Awareness of Lung Cancer and the Effect of Asbestos Exposure

This year, November 2022 is dedicated as Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2022 – to raise awareness of the third most common cancer in the UK. According to Cancer Research UK,…

November 18, 2022
Opinion
  • disrepair

Coroner Rules That Mould In Flat Caused Boy’s Death

The coroner’s conclusions in the case of Awaab Ishak, who was found to have died as a result of mould in his flat, are a sad indictment of the state…

November 16, 2022
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  • disrepair

Housing Disrepair Success Stories – Damp & Mould Growth With Asbestos

We were instructed to deal with housing disrepair case where there had been a leak in the property that had been ongoing for 10 years, causing damp and mould growth.…

November 16, 2022
Opinion
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Interpretation of Wills under s21 of the Administration of Justice Act 1982: a recent example Beasant v Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind and Others (2022)

The requirements for a Will to be valid have long been established since the Wills Act 1837, which states: A Will must be in writing and signed by the testator…

November 16, 2022
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Road Safety Week 14th to 20th November 2022 – How Brake Can Help

Who is Brake? Brake is a charity campaigning for change to supporting people affected by road death and serious injury. Brake’s National Road Victim Service is a free and confidential…

November 14, 2022
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Road Safety Week 2022 – 14th – 20th November

Next week is Road Safety Week, a campaign run by Brake, a charity dedicated to supporting people bereaved and seriously injured in accidents on the road. They also campaign tirelessly…

November 11, 2022
Opinion
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Lasting Powers of Attorney – not just for the elderly

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is the legal mechanism by which a donor appoints an attorney to make decisions on their behalf. There are two types of LPA, one…

November 11, 2022
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  • disrepair

Housing Disrepair Success Stories – Severe and Worsening Subsidence

We represented a housing association tenant whose home has been suffering from severe and worsening subsidence, associated leaks and resulting damage to her property. The conditions were causing her distress…

November 9, 2022
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  • disrepair

damp and mould growth due to poor insulation

We were instructed to deal with a case involving disrepair which consisted of having poorly fitting windows and doors. The poor fitting caused there to be damp and mould growth…

November 9, 2022
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  • disrepair

Housing Disrepair Success Stories – Damp, Mould, Leaks and a Broken Boiler

The Housing Team at Hodge Jones & Allen have been defending the rights of tenants since 1977 and we understand how your life can be turned upside down when a…

November 9, 2022
Opinion
  • eviction

Revenge Evictions: Can My Landlord Evict Me If I Make A Complaint About The Condition Of My Property?

What is revenge eviction? A revenge or retaliatory eviction is where a tenant makes a genuine and legitimate complaint to their landlord about their bad housing conditions and instead of…

November 4, 2022
Opinion
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  • burns-and scarring-injuries
  • post-traumatic-stress-disorder

Ensure Your Bonfire Night Celebrations Go Off With A Bang: Keeping Safe And Avoiding Firework-Related Injury

As the nights draw in, families and friends all around the UK will be keen to get together this year to celebrate the holidays. Often these celebrations will involve firework…

November 4, 2022
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