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IMMIGRATION, IMMIGRATION, IMMIGRATION

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New immigration rules are coming into force from 1 January 2021 which will create a ‘point based system’. 70 will be the magic number for entry into the UK.Each applicant will be required to have a job with a skill level equivalent to A level or above and be able to speak English at a level appropriate for their role. There will also be a salary threshold requirement: £25,600 (the general threshold), or the going salary rate for the applicant’s intended job, whichever is higher.

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CLARITY ON NOTICE PERIODS FOR LANDLORDS AND THE EXTENSION OF THE EVICTION BAN

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As at 28 August 2020, following the announced extension of notice periods to six full months across the board, the Government has now accepted that this is far too long to leave landlords dealing with non-paying, or otherwise anti-social tenants.From Saturday 29 August 2020, while the minimum notice period for seeking possession will be six months by default, there will be the following important exceptions.

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PAYDAY LOAN VERDICT OPENS THE WAY FOR MORE LEGAL ACTION

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A test case for regulations governing irresponsible lending could open the way for further legal action against payday lenders, according to a solicitor acting for a group of claimants who had been encouraged to enter a ‘cycle of debt’. In Kerrigan v Elevate, the High Court found that payday lender Elevate Credit International Limited – better known as Sunny – breached the requirements of the Consumer Credit Sourcebook by allowing customers to repeatedly borrow money. 

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SUPREME COURT GIVES DECISION IN DUVAL V 11-13 RANDOLPH CRESCENT LIMITED

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Landlords and tenants around the country were left holding their collective breaths for the outcome of the Supreme Court’s decision in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd. [2020] UKSC 18 (6 May 2020) (“Duval”) to provide guidance on a landlord’s liability when granting consent to leaseholders to carry out structural alterations…

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