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Shocking extent of ‘no fault’ evictions revealed by research

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Shocking extent of ‘no fault’ evictions revealed by research previous nextHousing MarketShocking extent of ‘no fault’ evictions revealed by researchSome 21% of all Millennial renters have been forced to move out after their home was put on the market by their landlord.Nigel Lewis28th January 20193 Comments3,144 Views A fifth of all Millennial renters have experienced being forced out of their home by landlords seeking to sell their buy-to-let properties, it has been claimed.Research by online buy-to-let property marketplace Vesta also documents how nearly 40% of tenants aged 36 to 44 years old have little or no idea of their rights during ‘no fault’ evictions and that a third were unaware it could happen.But discontent is brewing – three quarters of those questioned in the survey said tenants should have greater rights when a property is sold by a landlord and should have greater security of tenancy.No-fault evictions caused mental health issues for 9% of those canvassed by Vesta, and triggered financial problems for 14%.“The current buying and selling system, where good tenants are evicted for no reason other than to sell a property, makes life harder for everyone,” says Vesta’s CEO Russell Gould (left).“The sector needs to move with the times and mould the system into something that works for both landlords and tenants alike.“Specifically, the practice of advising a landlord to evict tenants in order to sell a property is outdated. The sector needs new models such as Vesta that offers tenants-in-place during the sale process thereby satisfying tenants who want to keep their home and landlords who wish to sell.”Despite calling for greater security of tenure for tenants, the government has so far refused to reform the current ‘no fault’ eviction legislation, which enables landlords to remove a tenant after the fixed-term has ended. Russell Gould. no fault evictions vesta January 28, 2019Nigel Lewis3 commentsjeremy clarke, Belvoir Christchurch Belvoir Christchurch 29th January 2019 at 10:10 amAre we losing sight as to whose property it is? Does the tenant own the house? – No, the landlord owns the house and as such should have the choices as to who lives there, how long they live there and when they should leave. As a landlord myself for over 25 years I have had 1 tenant go bad on me, the others have stayed as long as they liked provided they looked after my properties. I will soon be selling up, my tenants will be given notice but they understood that when they signed the tenancy agreement. Next thing will be gov dictating that banks cannot repossess houses when the mortgage isn’t paid!Log in to ReplyPaul Tozer, Regallis Regallis 28th January 2019 at 5:53 pmThe Government has increased taxation for Landlords, to try and help ‘generation rent’ access the housing ladder. Consequently if you make it harder for a landlord to obtain possession to sell, then you further reduce the housing stock available for ‘generation rent’ to buy. The Government has been consulting on longer term tenancies, however people often forget that an AST can be created for any length between 6 months and up to a 7 year fixed term. In over 30 years in the industry, I have never had a tenant request longer than a 5 year term, and mostly if longer than 12 months, they have asked for 2 years. Without exception the landlords have always accepted the tenants request. Therefore I suggest the problem is not with the current legislation, but how it is used.Log in to ReplyRobert May, Rummage4 Rummage4 28th January 2019 at 10:40 amThe whole point of all the anti PRS landlord initiatives was to free up the sort of properties the baby boomers are buying up with their post 55 pension pots. To provide themselves a higher yield than having an annuity that performs badly because of record low interest rates.Now that’s working and the millennials are being given opportunity to buy that’s wrong too?Tenants taking assured short term tenancies need to understand that section 21 is not an eviction, it’s the end of the contract term. A bit like when holiday is over the hotel checks out guests and cleans the room, same thing.A tenant wishing for a longer notice period can always negotiate that with the landlord or agent before agreeing the terms of the tenancyLog in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Students Demand Action From Lawmakers To End Youth Gun Violence

first_imgShare This Post “I couldn’t hear her,” Weaver said, “because there were so many students crying on the school bus.”In a separate speech to the crowd, Ball State University student Olivia Carlstedt spoke about the fear she had for her two siblings. On the day of the shooting, Carlstedt was a student at Noblesville High School. Her brother Gus, then in the 6th grade, and her sister Lucy, then in the 8th-grade class for special needs students, both sat through the confusion and panic of their community while their schools went on lockdown.“To be put in the circumstance that my brother and sister were put into is unacceptable,” Carlstedt said. “On that day, I had never been more scared in my life.”Carlstedt, alongside fellow Noblesville alumna and BSU student Katie Maudlin, founded their university’s first Students Demand Action chapter, a part of the national Everytown for Gun Safety movement. They are studying to become high school teachers and see their activism as critical to their future careers in education.They, with other advocates in the state, hope to see policymakers expand background checks to prevent firearms from falling into the hands of potentially violent people.Democrats in both chambers of Indiana’s legislature presented bills this session to enact universal background checks for any person who decides to purchase a firearm. However, neither proposal—Senate Bill 468 and House Bill 1291—received a committee hearing.At the national level, members of Congress are considering the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. The measure would require universal background checks nationwide. While it passed out of the House of Representatives, a majority-Democrat chamber, the bill will face greater obstacles in the Republican-dominated U.S. Senate.Ultimately, the protestors said, these decisions gamble with their lives.“This fight isn’t one between Democrats and Republicans, blue versus red,” said Isabella Fallahi, a 15-year-old student from Carmel High School. “This is between money and life.”FOOTNOTE:  Erica Irish is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. Print Friendly, PDF & Email By Erica IrishTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A blistering wind chill did little to dissuade dozens of Indiana students, teachers and others from rallying at the Indiana Statehouse Saturday, where people of all backgrounds demanded an immediate response to gun violence from their lawmakers.The event, organized by We LIVE (Linked to Intercept Violence Everywhere) Inc., a student-led anti-violence group based out of Indianapolis, was the second of its kind. The inaugural event in 2018 resulted from a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and the national March for Our Lives Movement. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Destiny Hatcher, 18, is a student at Warren Central High School and serves as executive director of We LIVE Inc. In the role, she led the mobilization effort behind the event alongside founding member Brandon Warren.Warren started We LIVE Inc. after a Warren Central classmate died from the ongoing gun violence in his community. At the rally, he and Hatcher, alongside a lineup of guest speakers, noted the importance of addressing day-to-day violence among youth, not just school shootings.“There are teens killing teens on the far-east side of Indianapolis where I reside,” Hatcher said. “Families are being affected. They need that awareness and they need that support.”A central theme to the rally, however, did concern school shootings. A score of students indirectly or directly affected by the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School last year, in which a 13-year-old student shot his science teacher and a classmate, also voiced their demands for added restrictions on firearms.Nolan Weaver, 15, took to the stage to describe his experience on the day of the shooting. He was in the eighth grade at the time.Weaver played a recording of the automated phone call parents received from the school district that day, a time in which the teen thought he would never see his family again. His mother, he said, made multiple attempts to call him amidst the chaos, each unsure of what had occurred.last_img read more

Bay Avenue Project Update

first_imgThe Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority (CMCMUA) is replacing/rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work will be on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue; and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street.Work for the week of Sept. 16 to 20:Beginning on Monday, the contractor will begin digging and installing pipe on 31st Street between Haven Avenue and Bay Avenue. At the same time, the contractor will continue saw-cutting on areas of Bay Avenue south of 18th Street.Traffic:Traffic detours will be established along Bay Avenue south of 18th Street. Expect 31st Street and areas of Bay Avenue to be limited to local traffic only. Please obey all established traffic patterns.See full project update. The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority. last_img read more

Broad remit for hygiene scores

first_imgThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) has established a broad top band for its new six-tier ’Scores on the Doors’ rating scheme.The national scheme for England, Wales and Northern Ireland will provide consumers with information about hygiene standards in food businesses.Sarah Appleby, FSA head of enforcement, said: “A broad top band represents a fairer scoring system for food businesses. It will mean that local authorities can concentrate their resources on helping the high-risk establishments at the lower end of the scale to improve their rating.”A key objective of the scheme is to encourage businesses to improve hygiene standards and the decision we have announced today is consistent with that.”last_img read more

News story: Foreign Office Minister condemns Russia for NotPetya attacks

first_imgForeign Office Minister Lord Ahmad has today attributed the NotPetya cyber-attack to the Russian Government. The decision to publicly attribute this incident underlines the fact that the UK and its allies will not tolerate malicious cyber activity.The attack masqueraded as a criminal enterprise but its purpose was principally to disrupt. Primary targets were Ukrainian financial, energy and government sectors. Its indiscriminate design caused it to spread further, affecting other European and Russian business.Foreign Office Minister for Cyber Security Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon said: Follow Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on Twitter @tariqahmadbt Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Notes to editorsThe UK’s National Cyber Security Centre assesses that the Russian military was almost certainly responsible for the destructive NotPetya cyber-attack of June 2017.Given the high confidence assessment and the broader context, the UK government has made the judgement that the Russian government – the Kremlin – was responsible for this cyber-attack.Further informationcenter_img Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn The UK Government judges that the Russian Government, specifically the Russian military, was responsible for the destructive NotPetya cyber-attack of June 2017. The attack showed a continued disregard for Ukrainian sovereignty. Its reckless release disrupted organisations across Europe costing hundreds of millions of pounds. The Kremlin has positioned Russia in direct opposition to the West yet it doesn’t have to be that way. We call upon Russia to be the responsible member of the international community it claims to be rather then secretly trying to undermine it. The United Kingdom is identifying, pursuing and responding to malicious cyber activity regardless of where it originates, imposing costs on those who would seek to do us harm. We are committed to strengthening coordinated international efforts to uphold a free, open, peaceful and secure cyberspace.last_img read more

Hovis owner Premier Foods’ CFO quits

first_imgHovis and Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods’ chief financial officer quit unexpectedly yesterday for “personal reasons”, with a replacement quickly announced.The departure of Mark Moran emerged yesterday, with Alastair Murray appointed as his replacement, taking up an executive director and chief financial officer role, effective from 30 September. Murray was recently group finance director of Dairy Crest Group.According to a statement from Premier, Moran had been asked by CEO Gavin Darby and the board of directors to commit at least the next three years to the company – a commitment he was unable to make. He will remain in his post until 30 September.Moran commented: “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve so far in putting Premier Foods back on a road to growth. My decision to leave is entirely personal and I wish Gavin and the company all the best for the future.”Darby said: “Alastair is an excellent addition to the team. His extensive strategic, commercial, financial and consumer branded experience will be invaluable as we continue our journey to transform the company and drive further growth.”Premier’s troubled Hovis business has recently been embroiled in a trade union dispute at its Wigan site, which had led to strike action, although a third week of strikes averted this week following a deal with the BFAWU. It also lost a contract to supply lines into Tesco Express stores earlier this month, to rival Kingsmill.last_img read more

Greggs announces move to new office

Greggs has announced it will relocate its main offices to North Tyneside’s Quorum Business Park.The company said the aim is to bring all of its central functions together into one hub and the park was chosen because of its quality office space, transport links and proximity to the Gosforth Park production centre and Greggs Balliol.However, Greggs has also revealed it is struggling to source new shops down south.Roger Whiteside, Greggs’ chief executive, is reported as saying they simply could not afford the rents in London zones one and two and keep its prices low.While Whiteside cannot see the London situation changing any time soon, the move to the Quorum Business Park is hoped to be completed in spring 2016. read more

New dean for Graduate School of Design

first_img Related Harvard’s GSD selects architects for proposed expansion Mostafavi to step down as GSD dean A graduate of Yale College, Whiting earned her M.Arch. degree from Princeton and her Ph.D. in architectural history, theory, and criticism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Early in her career, she practiced with the architects Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, and Michael Graves.In announcing the appointment, Bacow expressed thanks to the “many members of the GSD community — faculty, students, staff, alumni — who offered thoughtful advice during the search. Provost Alan Garber and I are grateful to all of you — and especially to our faculty advisory committee, whose members provided valuable counsel throughout. Special thanks go again to Mohsen Mostafavi, whose devoted service as dean these past 11-plus years has guided the GSD’s continuing leadership and progress.”“Sarah Whiting is an exemplary academic leader and colleague. Her intellectual commitment to design education has enhanced the future of practice,” Mostafavi said. “I am delighted that she will be returning to the GSD to help shape the next phase of this incredible School’s journey.” Project designed to advance School’s commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation Praised for ‘imagination, energy, and dedication,’ he will depart post at close of academic year Sarah Whiting, a leading scholar, educator, and architect widely respected for her commitment to integrating design theory and practice, has been named dean of the Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow announced today.A Harvard GSD faculty member early in her career, Whiting has served since 2010 as dean of the Rice University School of Architecture, where she is the William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture. She is also co-founder and partner of WW Architecture, a firm she launched with her partner, Ron Witte, in 1999.Whiting will assume the GSD deanship on July 1, 2019, succeeding Mohsen Mostafavi, who is stepping down after more than 11 years of distinguished service.“Sarah Whiting is an outstanding leader with broad interests that range across the design disciplines and beyond,” said Bacow in announcing the appointment. “She has a keen understanding of the intellectual dimensions of design and its distinctive power to shape the world of ideas. And she has an equally keen understanding of design as a force for shaping the communities we inhabit and for engaging with some of contemporary society’s hardest challenges. I have been deeply impressed by her during the course of the search, and I greatly look forward to welcoming her back to Harvard.”“The GSD has long been a center of gravity for my thinking and actions, and I’m thrilled to be returning,” Whiting said. “It is altogether tantalizing to look across the School’s three departments, with their individual and collective capacities to shape new horizons within Gund Hall. And it’s even more enticing to envision working with the GSD’s remarkable faculty, students, staff, and alumni to help imagine and create new futures for the world, not just at Harvard but beyond.”As dean at Rice, Whiting said she has been guided by an overarching commitment to “dissolving the divide between architecture as an intellectual endeavor and architecture as a form of engaged practice.” She has led efforts to reform the curriculum, introduce innovative studio options, recruit new faculty, boost funding for research and course development, enhance facilities, and raise new resources.Her interests are broadly interdisciplinary, with the built environment at their core. An expert in architectural theory and urbanism, she has particular interests in architecture’s relationship with politics, economics, and society and how the built environment shapes the nature of public life. Her work has been published in leading journals and collections, and she is the founding editor of Point, a book series aimed at shaping contemporary discussions in architecture and urbanism.In recent years, Whiting has been recognized as an educator of the year by the publication DesignIntelligence (2014, 2018), by Architectural Record magazine’s Women in Architecture program (2017), and by the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects (2016).“Sarah Whiting has earned an extraordinary reputation as dean of the School of Architecture at Rice, where she has pursued educational innovations while building connections across the university,” said Provost Alan Garber. “She is similarly committed to strengthening connections across the departments of the GSD and between the GSD and the rest of Harvard. At a time when the role of design is increasingly important, and when design education and practice face an array of challenges, her creativity, wisdom, and leadership experience will help the GSD navigate the changing demands of the design professions and the evolving interests of our faculty and students. She is the right person to lead the School forward.”Besides heading the School of Architecture at Rice, Whiting has held many leadership roles at the university, chairing search committees for the dean of graduate studies, the dean of humanities, and the director of Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts. She sits with the Rice board of trustees’ buildings and grounds design subcommittee and also has been active in the university’s efforts to engage with its home city of Houston.Before becoming dean at Rice in 2010, Whiting served on the Princeton architecture faculty as assistant professor from 2005 to 2009. From 1999 to 2005, she was a design critic, assistant professor, and associate professor in the Harvard GSD Department of Architecture. She has also taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Florida.last_img read more

Gear On The Go: May 2018 | Live Outside and Play

first_imgBackpacking season has finally arrived! We have lived a month of #vanlife, and we’re remembering everything we love to hate, and hate to love about it—putting up mosquito nets every time we stop, falling asleep to crickets, showering irregularly, and brushing our teeth to sunrises, to name a few. It’s time to get out from our mobile metal walls and sleep in the backcountry. Here are just a few items that we use to help us with our backcountry adventures in Gear On The Go: May 2018.Mountain House Homestyle Turkey Dinner Casserole:Introducing your favorite holiday-style meal without the mess and hassle. New for 2018 in the extensive lineup of Mountain House freeze-dried meals is the Homestyle Turkey Dinner Casserole. When we’re in the backcountry food is always a morale booster. After a long day on the trail, being able to enjoy some warm comfort food makes sleeping under the stars a little sweeter. In true Thanksgiving fashion, you’ll enjoy a combination of turkey, stuffing, harvest vegetables, and familiar Thanksgiving spices in a savory broth. With 14 grams of protein and two servings, you can bet that you’ll be full and ready to go on the next day’s adventure. Mountain House is known for having the longest proven shelf life in the business. Mountain House guarantees that the taste of the meal will keep up to 25 years on the shelf. Their meals are freeze-dried as opposed to dehydrated. This allows them to be lighter weight and have a longer shelf life. Keep some on hand in case of an emergency. Just add hot water to the pouch, let it sit, and dig in!Lowe Alpine Aeon 35:Simply put: this pack has everything we want, and nothing we don’t. In an age of ultra-technical, expensive packs that never fit quite right comes a breath of fresh air. The Aeon 35 pack from Lowe Alpine is just what we’ve been looking for. It’s part of a new, light-weight, and versatile range of backpacks from Lowe Alpine. While the Aeon comes in a few different sizes we usually stick to the 35-liter version. When your home is on wheels, it’s important that you only carry the gear you need. We use this pack because it’s so versatile. Quick over-nighter or weekend trip in the backcountry? This pack fits the bill. Day hike where all you need is some water and an extra layer? The Aeon can easily sinch down and pretend it’s a smaller pack without feeling and looking ridiculous. The Aeon comes with Lowe Alpines MultiLock ice axe, helmet, and pole attachment as well as their Tipgrip trecking pole attachments. This pack is great because it’s built extremely well and even more importantly; it’s not over-built. Lowe Alpine’s AirContour back system is simple, lightweight, and easy to adjust. Gone are the days of spending an hour adjusting your pack to get it to fit right. The Aeon doesn’t have a metal frame so the pack can be folded down to fit inside another bag if you’re traveling. The hip belt and shoulder straps do an excellent job balancing weight without being bulky and obtrusive. The lightweight and unique design of the shoulder straps allow them to contour to your body ensuring a comfortable fit and even weight distribution. The Aeon 35 comes in both men’s and women’s specific versions.LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Lady:These Women’s specific trekking poles from LEKI are absolute featherweights. Weighing in at just under 7.5 ounces these are one of the lightest sets of poles with the smallest pack size that we’ve ever used. The Micro Vario is LEKI’s answer to the growing folding pole category. They collapse down in a second with the push of just one button. They are designed and engineered specifically for a woman with smaller grips, shorter straps, and overall smaller dimensions to fit smaller woman’s packs. The Micro Vario is fully adjustable from 100cm to 120cm and will fit just about everyone. They are crafted with 100% carbon to ensure lightweight durability. It may sound silly, but when you put these poles on, it sort of feels like you’re strapping into a sports car. But that sports car is going to take you to the top of a mountain. The edgeless Aergon Thermo Foam Grips offer maximum comfort at a minimum weight. LEKI has been in the pole business for a long time, making various types of poles used by countless Olympic athletes. When we speak with our friends at LEKI one thing is clear: they only care about making the absolute best product possible.Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 Original ChairHex marks the spot! The Hex 2.0 is Crazy Creek’s lightest and most packable chair. These chairs are made to go anywhere and be your butt’s best friend. The Hex 2.0 is similar to the Original chair that you know and love but rolls up to about the size of an extra-large burrito. We take ours with us on bike rides, hikes, and pretty much on any adventure when we might not want to sit in the dirt. The Hex 2.0 supports up to 250 pounds and is made from 210D Ripstop nylon that will protect you from wet ground. The 8mm high-density cored EVA closed cell foam provides more insulation without adding bulk. As a result, the Hex can double as an ultra-lightweight sleeping mat for those looking to shed some precious ounces from their pack. When we’re hiking or backpacking we store the rolled up Hex in the mesh water bottle pocket on the outside of our packs. One of our favorite un-intentional features of this chair is that when you’re planted next to the campfire the smoke rolls right over your head. It makes for a comfortable seat, no matter where your adventure takes you.Keep an eye out each month for another installment of Live Outside and Play’s Gear On The Go.There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors like Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel. If you like the gear that keeps us groovin’ click here to enter for a chance to win our Grand Gear Giveaway!last_img read more

NAFCU shares 5-point relief plan with Hill

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler wrote the leaders of the House and Senate Monday to share some of the top issues for credit unions in the association’s new five-point plan for credit union regulatory relief.The new plan, which was unveiled during testimony on regulatory relief before the Senate Banking Committee last month, was sent to all members of Congress. It highlights NAFCU’s call for capital reform, its opposition to NCUA’s new risk-based capital rule and the need for statutory changes.“Credit unions are struggling under an ever increasing regulatory burden – one that is often under-represented due to inaccurate time and cost of compliance estimates made by regulators when new requirements are issued,” Thaler said in the letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “Credit unions are working to provide loans and help their members but are often hampered by this regulatory burden.”Thaler urged lawmakers to address these issues with legislation that would enable credit unions to better serve their members. continue reading »last_img read more