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'Second charge' mortgage regulation to be tightened as part of FCA's approach to new mortgage credit rules

'Second charge' mortgages, which allow consumers to borrow against the value of their home, in addition to an existing 'first charge' mortgage, are to be brought within the existing regime for regulated mortgage contracts, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority... 29 Sep 2014

Energy and Climate Change Committee: new incentives needed to encourage energy efficiency improvements

The UK government should consider new incentives, such as stamp duty or council tax discounts, if it is to encourage more householders to carry out energy efficiency improvement work on their properties funded through the Green Deal, a committee of MPs has... 26 Sep 2014

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Scottish court: tenant in breach of restatement obligations could compensate for loss in value, rather than repair costs

A commercial tenant of premises which had not been repaired as required in the lease was entitled to argue that compensation to the landlord should be paid on the basis of the loss in property value, rather than the cost of those repairs, a Scottish court... 09 Sep 2014

Scottish court ruling on leases held by dissolved tenant companies gives certainty to landlords, says expert

The general rule that a dissolved company that is later restated to the Companies Register "continues in existence as if it had not been dissolved" does not prevent a landlord from terminating a lease held by that company, a Scottish court has ruled. 01 Sep 2014

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