Hilary Homfray joins Anthony Collins Solicitors after working for Birmingham City Council for 14 years. With more than 60,000 properties, she was kept busy!
Under the Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2014, where something meets the qualifying conditions for a home loss payment, the new amounts will be:
- For those who are owners (including leaseholders), the amount will still be calculated as being 10% of the market value, but now subject to a minimum of £4,900 and a maximum payment of £49,000; and
- For all others (including tenants) £4,900.
The Regulations only apply to:
- Cases where the date of displacements is on or after 1st October 2014; and
- England only.
If you would like further information in relation to home loss payments, either generally or in relation to specific circumstances, please contact:
The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
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