Council Tax Liability On Death
A look at how the class F exemption is applied in practice
A look at how the class F exemption is applied in practice
Greenhalgh Kerr were successful in seeking Judgment together with legal costs and interest following a disputed Part 55 claim seeking repossession of a property together with rental arrears that had been accruing for over six months.
What duties does a landlord have to their tenants in regard to maintenance?
On 01 December 2022, the long-awaited Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 came into effect across Wales. The legislation was the biggest shake-up in housing law in Wales since the Housing Act 1988.
We acted for a local authority who had instructed us to recover sums in excess of £50,000 in respect of liability orders awarded for unpaid business rates.
Property owners held liable after evidence given at trial deemed “wholly unsatisfactory” and a “skeletal mess”
We were also successful in recovering the broker’s legal costs following a small claims trial.
The Landlord claims there’s a lease in place. The Tenant claims they served notice to quit. Who was liable?
In November 2022, the Valuation Office Agency updated the rateable values of all non-domestic property in England and Wales. The revised rateable values take effect from 1 April 2023.
An unusual case of tenants who did not want to leave the property they had themselves driven to dereliction.
We successfully challenged a freeholder seeking to hide behind a lease granted to a related company.
We take a look at the recent case of Brake vs Guy & Ors which considered costs assessment when a litigant in person is involved.
Applications for liability orders for NDR are typically dealt with in bulk lists before the Magistrates’ Court. Sometimes hundreds at a time, in a process that has been honed over the years to work effectively for both the Court and the billing authority, in circumstances where the majority of respondents do not turn up to …
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What duties does a landlord have to their tenants in regard to maintenance? Statutory Obligations The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985: Section 11(1) states that the landlord is responsible for keeping the following in repair and proper working order: The structure and exterior of the dwelling and the building containing the dwelling (including drains, gutters …
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Applications to set aside liability orders for Non-Domestic Rates are becoming increasingly common place following the lifting of pandemic restrictions and in the current cost of living crisis.
This recent case study demonstrates our expertise in handling disputed Magistrates Court proceedings.
On 1st November 2022 the Official Receiver deposit, payable on the issue of bankruptcy or winding up proceedings will be increased.
We review the keys provisions of the white paper which is intended to form the basis of the Renters Reform Bill.
The FCA has published new rules for lenders operating in the regulated consumer market. Read our guidance here.
This case study shows how a thorough and persistent approach can result in success against a director determined to frustrate creditors.
Greenhalgh Kerr were successful in seeking Judgment together with legal costs and interest following a disputed Part 55 claim seeking repossession of a property together with rental arrears that had been accruing for over six months, in favour of one of its large accommodation provider clients.
Greenhalgh Kerr successfully overturned a debtor’s IVA and obtained a bankruptcy order, in order to allow trustees in bankruptcy to investigate a suspicious property transaction.
In this case report from our Trainee Solicitor Emily Davison, negotiation followed the presentation of a winding-up petition against a company that was registered outside of the jurisdiction.
Our specialist enforcement of recovery from deceased debtors assisted a local authority with a debt for unpaid adult social care costs, following the death of a care home resident.
For our asset finance client, Greenhalgh Kerr successfully defended a Part 8 claim and Issued a claim for damages in response. We were able to agree a resolution before the Contested Hearing – with an agreement for the debtor to pay the full balance on the finance agreement, plus interest and costs.
In October 2020 we renewed our focus on assisting local authorities with recovery of debts owed by deceased estates. A year later we have had many successes in recovery of unpaid adult social care costs and council tax debts from estates. Here, we share some of the stories. Abandoned property The council wanted to bring …
Covid related restrictions on the use of insolvency against companies are being updated on 1st October 2021. The new regime will provide that the following conditions have to be met for a creditor to present a winding up petition: 1. The debt which the petition relates to must be a liquidated sum and cannot be excluded. …
A look at the recent Harlow & Public Health England decision which clarifies the court’s position in relation to 6 week occupation schemes
Q: Can you please explain how the Kaye v South Oxfordshire decision affects liability for CT or NDR if the insolvency event happens part way through the year?
Q: A Liability Order has been granted against a ratepayer. They now want to pay by instalments. What considerations do I need to have?
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We are confident in our work and we know that recoveries is a key part of a lender or creditor’s business. We have designed our pilot projects to give lenders and creditors the comfort and confidence in our service before formally and fully switching recoveries providers. This time also allows new clients to benchmark our service levers and results against existing providers and others.
How it works
You choose 10 recoveries cases
You choose 10 recoveries cases to get us started. We’ll deliver our usual onboarding protocol where we’ll get to know you and your systems, culture, methods, preferences, and requirements.
We get started
We assess each case by setting a strategy then grading and reporting on the case in terms of prospects and timescales and cost. We make immediate contact with debtors, and pursue a recovery in our tried and tested ways.
We deliver ongoing, structured, tailored reports as per your needs and carry out a full 3-month review on these 20 cases. There we’ll discuss how we have worked together, patterns we have seen in your borrowers, your systems, your documents, your pre-legal conduct, outcomes, highs and lows, legal costs (and costs borne by debtors), and possible improvements in all of these.
We carry on working in this way until all cases have been concluded. You are then free to carry on your discussions with us or to use the experience and market intelligence gained by working with us in the future.