5th December 2013
Help to Buy
In the 2013 Budget, the government announced a package for the provision of financial support which was aimed at tackling long-term problems in the housing market. This included Help to Buy, which is comprised of two schemes;
Equity Loan Scheme
The Equity Loan Scheme has been open since 1st April 2013 and will be available for a period of three years. The scheme is accessible to...
3rd June 2013
After being one of the first Solicitors Firms in Kent to achieve accreditation under the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme, Gill Turner Tucker is delighted to announce that it has been awarded accreditation for a third year in a row reinforcing the excellent service offered to clients (see news article 6 June 2011 for further information).
21st February 2013
Gill Turner Tucker took part in the 2012 WillAid campaign and raised £2,640 for the nine major charities supported by WillAid. Clients were invited to make a donation to WillAid in return for their Wills being prepared for them free of charge.
19th February 2013
With effect from 1 February 2013, Employment Tribunal compensation limits were increased. The maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award rose from £72,300 to £74,200, and the maximum amount of a week's pay from £430 to £450.
17th January 2013
2013 Heralds changes in Employment Law
Many changes are expected during 2013 in this vibrant area of the law, including:-
February: Increase in tribunal compensation limits
March: Repeal of Equality Act 2010 third party harassment provisions
March: Implementation of Revised Parental Leave Directive
April: Reduction to 45 days in 100 or more...
11th January 2013
In the case of Smith v Trafford Housing Trust disciplinary action was taken against an employee who posted comments on his Facebook wall which were critical of the idea of gay marriage in church. The High Court found Trafford to be in the wrong on the basis that there was no realistic chance of anyone reading those comments taking them as being in any way representative of Trafford's...
25th July 2012
Following its success last year in being one of the first Solicitors Firms in Kent to achieve the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation, Gill Turner Tucker has been awarded the quality mark for the second year.
25th July 2012
Buy-to-Let comes with Risks for Landlords
The appeal of increased availability of buy-to-let mortgages and high demand in the rental market prompts a warning to potential landlords that purchasing a buy-to-let property is not the same as buying a house to occupy.
If you are getting a mortgage to buy the property, the lender's requirements are different from buying to occupy plus there are...
17th April 2012
The amount of time an employee has to work for an organisation before qualifying for the right to claim unfair dismissal has doubled to two years. This change will apply to anyone employed on or after 6 April 2012.
The Government claims that this will boost employment and growth, but Unions say it will result in a "hire and fire" culture.
The change will not affect cases where...