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Seller entitled to overage payment on housing development

Seller entitled to overage payment on housing development

Contracts should always specify the precise details of the terms and conditions relating to payments, duties, timescale etc. However, sometimes the courts can rule that a term is implied in an agreement even though it hasn’t been put in writing, as happened in a recent case involving the sale of land. The seller gave a […]

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Minister urges banks to help small businesses scale up and grow

Minister urges banks to help small businesses scale up and grow

Britain has seen a surge in the number of new businesses being created each year, according to the latest government figures. There are now a record 5.5 million private sector firms – a million more than seven years ago. The Minister for Small Business, Margot James, welcomed the figures, saying: “Small businesses employ 12.5 million […]

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Director banned for failing to comply with business regulations

Director banned for failing to comply with business regulations

A director has been banned from running a company for seven years after failing to comply with the regulations governing his sector. Sukhjit Sohal Singh ran a temporary staff employment agency called Phoenix Midlands Ltd in Smethwick. The company went into Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation in 2015 owing £841,566 to creditors. Mr Singh was disqualified after […]

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Wife ‘shouldn’t have to rely on her father’ after divorce

Wife ‘shouldn’t have to rely on her father’ after divorce

The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision that left a wife dependent on her father for financial support following her divorce from her wealthy husband. Hayat Alireza and husband Hossam Radwan divorced in 2013 after 14 years of marriage. Mr Radwan had assets of £17m and earned £350,000 a year. Ms Alireza had no […]

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New proposals to crack down on unfair property agents

New proposals to crack down on unfair property agents

The government is planning to set up an independent regulatory body to oversee the work of letting and property management agents. Ministers say the move is necessary to end abuses in the property management industry, drive down costs and protect consumers from the small minority of rogue agents. Research by consumer group Which? shows that […]

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