The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
Under the Land Compensation Act 1973, a landlord may have to pay a resident a home loss payment if the resident is permanently displaced from their home (subject to the circumstances and various conditions). New Regulations, The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2017, have been introduced that increase the amounts payable.
For displacements on or after 1st October 2017 the new amounts will be:
- For tenants, a minimum payment of £6,100 (in place of the existing £5,800).
- For leaseholders (who are entitled to 10% of the market value of their interest in the property):
- A minimum payment of £6,100 (replacing the existing £5,800 amount); and
- A maximum payment of £61,000 (replacing the existing £58,000 amount).
In preparation for these changes, you must ensure that your policies and procedures, together with any business plans for redevelopment which includes permanent decants, are updated to reflect the new amounts.
For more information about this article or decants and home loss payments generally, please contact Emma Hardman.
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.
Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.
A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
Thinking about the legal status of being a cohabitant probably isn’t at the top of the ‘to do’ list.
When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.
We are now only a few weeks away from the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. Are you compliant?
The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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