Body-worn cameras to curb aggressive bailiffs

A welcome announcement has come from the Ministry of Justice. People in debt will be given greater protection from rogue bailiffs as the government on 22nd July 2019 announced the introduction of compulsory body-worn cameras. This will be helpful in all cases of complaint and  wrongful enforcement. See: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/body-worn-cameras-to-curb-aggressive-bailiffs Missing footage  Obviously, it will not […]

Ban on tenant fees, including admin and agency fees: Tenant Fees Act (2019)

The Tenant Fees Act will come into force on 1st June 2019. From 1st June, all tenant payments will be banned by default unless the Act specifically permits them. . Summary : tenancy deposits limited to 5 weeks’ rent holding deposits limited to 1 week’s rent landlords Face fines of £5,000 for first offence (civil) to £30,000 for second offence (criminal) What’s in the Act? […]

Do you have a younger Partner ? Protect your Right to Pension Credit.

From 15/5/2019, mixed-age couples will be excluded from entitlement to Pension Credit. At present, and until that date, mixed aged couples can claim the more generous Pension Credit as long as the member of the couple above retirement age makes the claim. They can also claim Housing Benefit(without the Benefit Cap or the bedroom tax) […]