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A woman who persuaded the court that a legal charge should not be taken over her mother's Worcestershire home by the local council in order to pay her care home fees has lost in the Court of Appeal . The woman's elderly mother became a permanent resident...
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The procedures for obtaining planning permission are a frequent source of delay and dispute, especially where inspectors reject planning applications for reasons that do not seem clear or consistent. Planning inspectors are obliged to explain adequately...
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In an example of the law stepping in to protect the vulnerable, a daughter has been stripped of responsibility for managing her mother's affairs after she failed to provide the pensioner with new clothes, toiletries or an adequate income. The daughter had...
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When the operator of a mobile home park sought to evict a tenant on the ground that he had committed acts of anti-social behaviour, the Court could not accept that it was reasonable to terminate his licence to station his mobile home on the site when the...
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The Government has announced that copies of wills and grants of probate can be obtained online or by post. Each record of probate will cost £10. It is intended that new grants of probate will be available online within 14 days of issue and postal...
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If you are facing misery at the hands of builders working close by, a recent case shows that you are not powerless and that the law can protect householders plagued by building works on neighbouring properties. The case concerned a homeowner who was...
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Unpaid care home fees present a significant problem to care home owners across the country. A recent case dealt with a situation where fees were unpaid after the death of a man who had been receiving residential care. The owner of the care home claimed...
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What happens to a tenancy when the tenant dies or a tenant couple split up has led to many legal cases over the years. A recent case dealt with a situation in which one of the tenants of a house wished to end the tenancy after splitting up with her...
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Two couples who entered into a protracted legal argument over the ownership of a ditch have been left facing legal costs of £500,000 after the dispute ended up in the Court of Appeal . The dispute arose when one of the couples asserted the right to...
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The children of a farmer who suffered from depression and committed suicide in 2013 had expected to inherit his estate. After his death, however, they discovered that he had made a new will in 2011, leaving his entire estate to a woman he had become close to...

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