The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
From 6th April 2016 a new prescribed form must be used. So do make sure to use it next year (noting for many Registered Provider (RP) clients the only use will be where fixed service charges are used and these mean the “total” rent increases).
At first glance the form seems the same and indeed it is – the only changes are to the Guidance notes; updating a website address and correcting a couple of cross references. Nevertheless, it is the prescribed form so if you are in the position of increasing the total rent then don’t forget to use it.
The form (form 4) can be found within this legislation.
The Government do publish Word versions of the forms here.
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To find out more about how rent increases/decreases legislation affects you, please contact Zishaan Saleem.
but as of 1st April 2016 hadn’t yet done so (well for most RPs there is almost a year before it is needed!).
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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