Ban For Solicitor

A solicitor has been struck off by the solicitors disciplinary tribunal after he enabled a £62,000 overpayment on a property. Milan Patel, sole director of ALD Legal Solicitors was instructed by a resident of Saudi Arabia to purchase a UK property on his behalf. According to the judgment, the property was transferred from the seller

Landlord fined over £25k

A landlord from Nottingham has been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 licensing offences. Dexter Blackstock faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock was convicted of nine offences of failing to license properties under the

Rogue landlord fined after complaints

A rogue landlord has been fined after his tenants had to live in a house from without electricity, heating or a shower. The property in Cambridge had no cooking facilities or hot water. The kitchen sink was found to not work and fire safety precautions were inadequate. An investigation was launched after the tenants complained. After

Moving Home Costs Reach record High

Homeowners, the UK’s leading comparison site for home move services has revealed rising stamp duty bills and conveyancing fees are the key factors leading to increased costs for homeowners, which can be attributed to a marginal 1% annual rise in house prices. As reported by stamp duty makes up almost half of the total

Increase in first-time buyer home lending

Lending to first time buyers is up in the first quarter of 2019, according to figures from UK Finance. In Scotland there were 6,760 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in Scotland, a 4.5% increase from the same quarter last year. Furthermore, there were 6,620 new home mover mortgages, an increase of 6.6%. The figures also

Letting agency accused of ‘locking out tenants’

A letting agency has been accused of illegally evicting tenants and taking their belongings. According to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, three tenants, who rented rooms through Flintons, said they arrived home to find locks had been changed and rooms emptied. Some said their possessions had not yet been returned. Others said their belongings were