New Headaches for Landlords

New Headaches for Landlords

Private landlords could find it harder to evict tenants in future, thanks to new government legislation.   Landlords will no longer be able to serve tenants with a ‘section 21’ notice, which effectively enables them to cancel the tenancy at the end of the...
Reduced protection for mortgage payments

Reduced protection for mortgage payments

Changes to the government’s scheme supporting people unable to make their mortgage repayments – Support for Mortgage Interest or SMI – could have significant consequences for struggling home owners. From 6 April 2018 SMI ceased to be a benefit payment and became a...
The financial challenge for ageing divorce

The financial challenge for ageing divorce

THE AVERAGE AGE FOR DIVORCE HAS REACHED AN ALL-TIME HIGH. The average age of divorce is now nearly 46 for men and 43 and a half for women. This makes agreeing the financial settlement more challenging, because the higher the age, the more wealth there generally is to...