Tenant who caused £25k damage evicted

A tenant who caused £25,000 worth of damage to the flat she was renting out has been evicted. The property East Yorkshire was found in a ‘disgusting’ condition by its landlord, with holes in the walls, smashed windows and ripped up floorboards. The radiators were ripped from walls lying on top of mounds of rubbish.

Unhappy tenants can now sue their landlords

A new law has come into force enabling people living in rented accommodation the opportunity to sue their landlords over unfit homes. On Wednesday, March 20, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act came into effect, allowing tenants to go to the courts if they feel their landlord is not keeping their property well maintained.

Businessman ordered to give his ex £25m

An Omani businessman worth more than £300million has been ordered to give his ex-wife £25million after she argued she needed a £400,000-a-year for holidays and a further £60k for pocket money. The Family Division of the High Court in London heard the case of Talal Al Zawawi, 48 and his ex-wife Leila Hammoud, 36. Ms Hammoud said

Cash Buyers Saving Thousands when buying Property

New research suggests cash buyers can save thousands of pounds when buying a house compared to those buying with a mortgage.  According to finance specialist One77 Mortgages, who analysed house price data from the Land Registry, it costs those buying with a mortgage on average 9 percent more than cash buyers. Alastair McKee, managing director of

£20k Fine for Landlord

A ‘negligent’ landlord from Camberwell has been ordered to pay costs of more than £20,000 after failing to apply for a licence. Omo Ayoade, 45, appeared in Camberwell Magistrates’ Court after complaints from his tenants and after he failed to apply for a license. A resident living in one of his three flats had complained