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Homelessness to increase as possession cases start again

One of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many people have had difficulties paying their rent and are facing the threat of eviction and homelessness this winter. At the beginning of the pandemic the government introduced temporary ...

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27.11.2020

Housing tenants to be protected from spurious charges from 1 June 2019

The scarcity of housing accommodation, particularly in London, has meant that power has been firmly in the hands of landlords and their agents who have increasingly sought to pass on many of the normal operating costs to tenants. In addition ...

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23.05.2019

Rajea Sultana, Housing solicitor, Miles & Partners Solicitors & Advocates

A flurry of spring success for Rajea Sultana

It has been a busy and successful start to spring for Rajea Sultana, housing law solicitor at Miles & Partners in London, as she has recently received a bumper crop of outstanding testimonials. Her clients have been praising her excellent high ...

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14.03.2019

London HMOs

Houses in multiple occupation – new rules from October 2018

The regulations governing houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) changed on 1 October 2018. They will now extend to smaller properties, affecting more landlords. The rules on exactly what constitutes as an HMO are complex and failure to comply is an ...

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21.02.2019

Good news as Barratt Developments agree to pay fire safety costs for Croydon tower block residents

Leaseholders of apartments in the Citiscape development breathe a sigh of relief as the original developer steps in to shoulder responsibility for the costs of replacement cladding and a fire warden. After Citiscape in Croydon failed safety tests due to ...

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02.05.2018

Is noise from a neighbouring property ruining your life?

With Christmas and New Year behind us, most people will be looking forward to a quiet January. While the chances are that the noise levels in the block or neighbourhood where you live may have been higher than normal over ...

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08.01.2018

Family saved from eviction over 8 years after possession order

When the housing team at Miles & Partners received an order giving a landlord permission to issue a warrant for the eviction of one of our clients, our swift response enabled the family to remain in their home and recover ...

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10.07.2017

Lou Crisfield, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Lou Crisfield called upon as expert witness for APPGEH inquiry

Lou Crisfield, housing caseworker at Miles & Partners Solicitors in East London, has been invited to give evidence as a witness to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness (APPGEH) inquiry into domestic violence and homelessness at the Houses ...

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25.04.2017

Tenancy deposit schemes for residential tenancies

Landlords usually require a deposit from a new tenant as security to protect them from the risk that the tenant fails to comply with their obligations under the terms of their tenancy. For example, if a tenant fails to pay ...

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15.12.2016