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Circumstances in which the court will not consider expert evidence - 10 April 2018

In the case of Re M (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 607, the court refused to admit the evidence obtained by the mother.

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Lanlord's obligations to keep electrics safe - 9 April 2018

J N Hipwell & Son v Szurek [2018] EWCA Civ 674 case involved a tenant of café premises, Mrs Szurek (“S”), who had experienced problems caused by unsafe wiring in the property.

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MEES Regulations - Landlords Beware - 4 April 2018

From 1 April 2018, under the MEES regulations, there is a prohibition of new leases on domestic and non- domestic privately rented property, if it is deemed to be sub-standard.

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Rogue Landlords and Property Agents Beware - 21 March 2018

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Database of Rogue Landlords and Property Agents) Regulations 2018 allow the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to establish a database of rogue landlords and property agents.

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Houses of Multiple Occupation: Do Children Count as Residents? - 20 March 2018

In Paramaguru v London Borough of Ealing 2018, the appellant’s appeal was against the preliminary ruling of a district judge (“DJ”) that children up to the age of 18 are “residents” within the meaning of Class C4 of the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes Order) 1987.

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