Party Wall Act – New Legal Precedent Ruling

In Kaye v Lawrence, a new precedent has been set that enables an adjoining owner to require a building owner carrying out work (governed by the Party Wall Act) to lodge a sum of money as security before he begins any works.  This seems to overrule the established Party Wall guidance text of the Pyramus and Thisbe club. 

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Government announces quick eviction of Neighbours from Hell

The Government has announced that it is making the process of eviction for Neighbours from Hell quicker.
At present, the courts have to prove the Neighbour as guilty of Anti-Social Behaviour via one conviction and then have to go to court to establish that this earlier conviction constitutes reasonable grounds to obtain a possession order.
Grant Shapps has announced that this process is to be streamined.

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