Letting agents who forget to give tenants a valid gas safety certificate at the beginning of a tenancy may now be let off the hook if they later have to evict a tenant using a Section 21 notice.Three Court of Appeal judges yesterday agreed that instead, as long as a certificate is served prior to the S21 notice and was valid before and during the tenancy, the eviction can proceed.The case is a landmark ruling and has been rumbling on for two years. Known as Trecarrell House Ltd vs Patricia Rouncefield, the tenant claimed that she could not be evicted because the law requires a gas safety certificate to be given to a tenant when they move in.Rouncefield’s property had a valid gas certificate both before and during her tenancy but she was not given a copy prior to when she moved in during February 2017. She was served with a Section 21 notice on 1st May 2018.After an initial lower court case and then an appeal, this latest judgement has firmly come down in the landlord’s favour.The judges agreed that the legislation was unclear and sometimes contradictory and, despite agreeing that its aim was to ensure the safety of tenants and that was clear that a gas safety certificate should be given to any new tenant “before that tenant occupies those premises, the judgement points out the need for a certificate was a mere ‘procedural requirements’ and not a ‘substantive sanction”.“We welcome the clarity that today’s ruling brings for the sector. Going forward, however, ministers remain committed to eventually getting rid of Section 21 altogether,” says John Stewart, Deputy Policy Director for the NRLA, which supported Trecarrell House during the initial stages of the case.Read the judgement in full.Trecarrell House Ltd vs Patricia Rouncefield Gas safety certificate section 21 evictions Court of Appeal June 19, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Landmark eviction ruling handed down by Court of Appeal previous nextRegulation & LawLandmark eviction ruling handed down by Court of AppealJudges say agents and landlords who forget to issue gas safety certificates can still evict tenants using Section 21 notices, but decision may be appealed.Nigel Lewis19th June 202001,822 Views
View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMAS Canberra March 27, 2015 View post tag: starts Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has commenced the first phase of helicopter trials at sea off the coast of both New South Wales and Queensland.The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit is onboard Canberra conducting the trials with two MRH 90 helicopters from 808 Squadron and one S70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron, along with their flight teams, to support the trials.Canberra’s Commander Air, Commander Paul Moggach, said the trials were required to set operating limits for the Landing Helicopter Dock’s six spot flight deck.These trials are critical to the safe operation of helicopters onboard. The resulting operating limits will be used by all helicopters that operate from the deck of either Canberra or Adelaide during the course their life.Ship helicopter operating limits are developed for all aspects of operations, including launch, recovery, degraded states of recovery, vertical replenishment and on deck evolutions such as aircraft movement or refuelling. These are then overlaid to whole ship evolutions including amphibious operations using the ship’s Landing Craft.Among other firsts, Canberra has completed her first helicopter hot deck refuelling and the first concurrent helicopter serial, with two helicopters operating from the deck at the same time.Also part of the trials is the movement of air aircraft around the six-spot flight deck and between the hangar and flight deck via the ship’s two aircraft lifts.Canberra departed Jervis Bay to conduct hot weather trials off the coast of Townsville before she proceeds south in April to do cold weather flight trials off Tasmania. The ship will return to Fleet Base East, Sydney in May before commencing her work up at sea across all her capabilities.[mappress mapid=”15520″]Image: Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Canberra Starts Helicopter Trials View post tag: News by topic HMAS Canberra Starts Helicopter Trials View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Asia-Pacific Authorities View post tag: trials View post tag: Helicopter
A bright spotlight shone on the life insurance sector all throughout 2020. The unfolding impact of the global health pandemic, coupled with people suddenly – and rightly – concerned about their legacy, sent millions scrambling to learn more. For these reasons, many of which are attributable to wise in-house decision-making, PHP Agency was able to thrive last year when other companies, endured layoffs, shuttered locations or closed-up shop altogether.PHP Agency is a tech-enabled life insurance marketing organization that has been in business for well over a decade. As a Field Marketing Organization (FMO), the company distributes life insurance products to clients via its top-rated carrier partners. Offering the diverse and underserved middle class access to the best insurance products is the Company’s single-minded goal. Whether it is done through life insurance plans or business opportunities, premium insurance products are made available to “regular” consumers within the highly regulated industry These sought-after solutions provide all member agents the chance to provide meaningful services to families and given the events of 2020, it was a busy year to be with the PHP Agency.“PHP is a mission driven organization that thrived during the pandemic by focusing on the purpose they serve; they were not distracted by adversity created by the pandemic,” said Mehran Assadi, Chairman, CEO and President of National Life Group.Assadi continued, “When organizations have a ‘in spite of’ attitude they can improvise during difficult times and succeed. We at National Life Group are honored to have PHP as a strategic partner.”PHP Agency’s Strengths Shine during Difficult YearThe ability to adapt, improvise and thrive during the pandemic put PHP Agency in a unique position. The company, which operates in a highly regulated sector and is licensed in 49 states plus Puerto Rico, has more than 18,000 life insurance licensed agents to call on. These are middle class individuals who have helped reach over 250,000 families and get them protected. The carrier partners who work with PHP Agency include well-known names in insurance like National Life Group, American National and Foresters. PHP Agency reviews reflect the fact that this company is truly committed to helping average Americans obtain life insurance; agents proudly have the freedom to speak for themselves when discussing options with new members and the net result is a plan they can count on.The plethora of positive PHP Agency reviews received in 2020 can be attributed to a number of factors. For starters, the company did not request – nor need – federal “bailout” funds via the Paycheck Protection Program. This offering from the U.S. Small Business Association was “designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll.” That speaks volumes as to the health of the company and its longevity.“PHP had another unbelievable growth year of over 50% with American National. Despite the continuing challenges of COVID-19, PHP continues to amaze us with their tenacity for growth and doing what is right for their customers,” said Craig Klenk, Vice President of Brokerage Sales for American National Life Insurance Company. “PHP is an open and honest business partner writing quality business which we greatly appreciate. 2021 will be even more fantastic!”Speaking to PHP’s growth in 2020 when many other companies were flat or shrinking, Foresters Financial Chief Distribution Officer Mark Rush commented, “In 2020, PHP grew its partnership with Forester’s client-centric solutions and in the process helped PHP producers grow as entrepreneurs, opening business ownership to everyone.”Picture: Live Regional Event in Louisville, KY hosted by top field agents Sheena & Matt Sapaula and Rodolfo & Cecilia Vargas whose businesses generate millions in revenue and have established offices across the country.There is no doubt that the ability to grow during a pandemic must be accompanied by flexibility as an organization. For example, the company’s annual convention was moved to a virtual setting to ensure the national sales team could still benefit from the motivation, training and education that was scheduled for the convention. By making the switch to a virtual format, PHP was able to keep employees safe and even take advantage of adding more notable speakers and guests.As tests became more readily available, PHP was able to host some regional annual kick-off events virtually and in-person for those able to attend. Despite a mix of winter snowstorms and a national pandemic, the events safely hosted more than 1,500 people who wore masks, socially distanced, and received negative COVID-19 tests. Many lessons were learned throughout the pandemic. PHP will continue to evolve by learning from past experiences and ensuring that the company is able to adapt to any challenges that may come their way.
La Pizza Company has renamed itself Pan’Artisan in order to capitalise on the growing acceptance of speciality breads.The firm has announced the change ahead of its appearance at the Food & Drink Expo at the end of March.The producer of frozen, full and par-baked, dough-based products for foodservice industry has also launched a free prize draw, to celebrate its new name, with the prize of a trip to Italy.Richard Jansen, managing director, said the firm wants to widen its scope and develop more bespoke products and new ranges in conjunction with its customers.Said Jansen: “Pan’Artisan will allow us to maximise our creativity and become more wide-ranging in the frozen dough category, while building on La Pizza’s reputation for responsive and flexible levels of customer service.”The firm said that, since its launch in 1991, it has mainly concentrated on hand-finished pizza bases, dough balls and speciality Italian breads.“With the emergence of a wider acceptance by the consumer of more exciting and interesting bread-based formats, the re-launch of the company with a new name identifies more closely with its capabilities, and its expanding customer base,” it explained.
IndianaLocalNews (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) A Chesterfield man is behind bars after being accused of beating his girlfriend with a soda can.Charles Zirkle, 34, is charged in Madison County with domestic battery.He is accused of using a soda can to beat his girlfriend Nov. 13. A police officer reported that the woman’s left eye was “almost swollen shut” and that she had a cut under the eye, and “bruising and swelling” on her cheek and neck, reports The Star Press newspaper.Court papers say the woman told police she and Zirkle had been living in a car outside his parents’ home in Chesterfield, and were coming off a two-day meth binge.The woman, who was taken to an Anderson hospital for treatment, also told investigators she “didn’t think Zirkle meant to hit her as hard as he did”, according to The Star Press.Zirkle initially told police the woman injured herself by hitting her head against the dashboard of the car they were living in.After being shown photos of her injuries, Zirkle reportedly said he might have struck his girlfriend, but had no memory of doing so.Zirkle was being held Friday in the Madison County Jail. By Jon Zimney – November 27, 2020 0 419 Previous articleSuspect shot after taking aim, firing on officers in LaPorte CountyNext articleReport details key skills needed to earn more at work Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Chesterfield man accused of beating girlfriend with soda can Google+ Pinterest Facebook
Yesterday, Suwannee Hulaween kicked off with a stacked Thursday pre-party that saw performances by Spafford, Lettuce, and alternating sets by Umphrey’s McGee and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. After a long night of music to kick off the weekend’s festivities, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out their nonstop second set with an energized rendition of the perennial crowd-pleaser “Shakedown Street”. This “Shakedown Street” fell after the group’s performance of “Playing In The Band”, which housed a lengthy Afrobeat jam, and a detour through the first verse of “The Other One”.Umphrey’s McGee Shines On Pink Floyd Cover At Hulaween Pre-Party [Video]You can watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s triumphant night-ending version of “Shakedown Street” at Hulaween below, courtesy of Live For Live Music’s own Rex Thompson. Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Suwannee Hulaween | Live Oak, FL | 10/26/17I: Alligator -> Ruben & Cerise -> Throwing Stones > Ramble On Rose @, Feel Like A StrangerII: Jam # -> Bird Song -> Truckin $ -> Space -> Truckin -> Bird Song Reprise -> Truckin Reprise % -> Mississippi Half Step -> Playing In The Band ^ -> The Other One & > Shakedown [email protected] – With a Dark Star Tease (TH) & an Unknown Tease (MB)# – With Dark Star Teases (Band)$ – With a Bird Song Tease (MB)% – With a Bird Song Tease (Band)^ – With a Feel Like A Stranger Tease (Band) & a lengthy Afrobeat Jam& – Verse One onlyNot Fade Away (to close Set One) & Samson & Delilah (as the Encore) were on the setlist as written, but not played.[Photo: Phierce Photo]
What fresh hell is this? Take a look for yourself! The full trailer for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming series Scream Queens is equal parts terrifying and hysterical. More importantly, it includes several shots of Lea Michele in full headgear. The first season follows a group of sorority sisters and pledges as a masked killer hunts them down one-by-one. In addition to Michele, and in true Murphy fashion, it features a host of Broadway alums and theater faves, includes Nick Jonas, Abigail Breslin, Ariana Grande and Keke Palmer, as well as American Horror Story alum Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis. Watch the trailer below, and catch Scream Queens on Fox this fall! View Comments
Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Tony Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda Discusses Moana InspirationsAs you’re no doubt very much aware of by now, Disney’s upcoming Moana features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. “We drew upon the Pacific islands’ rich musical cultures,” the Hamilton mastermind reveals about the team’s inspirations in the below featurette. “The diversity of music in this part of the world formed, what I think, is a great score.” You’ll be able to see the film in movie theaters from November 23; in the meantime check out a just released number from the project, “We Know the Way,” which is written and performed by Opetaia Foa‘i and Miranda, here. Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments Audra McDonald’s New Beauty and the Beast SongRemaining in the mouse house for a moment, as befitting a five-time Tony winner, the upcoming Beauty and the Beast remake will feature a new tune for Audra McDonald, who takes on the role of Madame De Garderobe. “It’s a moment within the prologue, just before the spell befalls the castle.” Alan Menken told EW. “We’re actually at an event at the Prince’s castle, where the Prince is about to be turned into the Beast, and he’s in his very selfish and self-indulgent phase of his life, and we see that, and we have the magnificent Audra McDonald singing this number.” Headlined by Emma Watson, the movie is slated for release on March 17, 2017 and we can’t wait!Carrie St. Louis & Andrew Lippa Set for Swan LakeFormer Glinda, Carrie St. Louis, will face off against former Elphaba, Carrie Manolakos, as White Swan Odette and Black Swan Odile, respectively, in Swan Lake the Musical: Live in Concert. Directed by Sammi Cannold and also starring Tony nominee Andrew Lippa as Rothbart, the rival emperor, Seibert & Lundquist’s show is based on the legends that inspired Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet. The one-night-only event is scheduled for December 17 at Hollywood’s Montalbán Theater.Don’t Throw Away Your Shot!The election is almost over! Check out the below video, “My Vote,” which is based on the song “My Shot,” from Hamilton and produced, filmed and edited by Broadway.com’s photographer Emilio Madrid-Kuser. What comes next? We’ll find out tomorrow!
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Flybe is the biggest operator of UK domestic flights and carries around eight million passengers annually.But it failed to turn around its fortunes since being purchased by the Connect Airways consortium last year, initially owing to weak demand and fierce competition.That has now been compounded by the new coronavirus, with a slew of airlines cancelling flights and warning profits would take a hit from decreased demand.The announcement came hours after media reports that the airline could collapse following its failure to secure a £100 million ($129 million, 115 million euros) state loan to help stabilise the business. One of Britain’s biggest airlines, Flybe, collapsed Thursday with passengers left stranded as the coronavirus epidemic takes a heavy toll on air travel around the world.A statement on Flybe’s website said the no-frills airline, which employs 2,000 people, had entered administration and could not arrange alternative flights for its passengers.”All flights have been grounded and the UK business has ceased trading with immediate effect,” said the company, which avoided going bust in January only after being granted a tax holiday by the government. The impact of COVID-19 on travel “has made a bad situation much worse”, sources told the BBC, while Bloomberg News reported Thursday that no agreement could be reached on a virus-related government bailout.Small British airlines have suffered recently from volatile fuel costs and a weak pound. ‘Do not travel to airport’ Flybe operates from 43 airports across Europe and 28 in Britain, and its collapse left potentially thousands of people stranded far from home.”If you are due to fly with Flybe, please DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE AIRPORT unless you have arranged an alternative flight with another airline,” the airline said.The British government said it had asked bus and train operators to accept Flybe tickets and other airlines to offer reductions to help passengers reach their destination.”Flybe’s financial difficulties were longstanding and well documented and pre-date the outbreak of COVID-19,” a spokesperson said in a statement.Flybe’s owner, the Connect Airways consortium, is led by Virgin Atlantic and also includes investment firm Cyrus and infrastructure specialist Stobart.Chief Executive Mark Anderson said “every possible attempt” had been made to avoid the collapse, but that the airline had been “unable to overcome significant funding challenges”.In January, Flybe said it had agreed a payment plan with authorities to defer tax payments of less than £10 million.That announcement came just days after the airline was saved from collapse in a last-minute financial rescue, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government agreeing to review air passenger duty (APD) paid by Flybe’s customers.Following the tax deferral, rival companies including British Airways-parent IAG complained to the European Union that it was receiving unfair state aid.The decision also sparked the ire of Greenpeace UK, which at the time called the air-ticket tax cut a “poorly thought-out policy that should be grounded”.”Cutting the cost of domestic flights while allowing train fares to rise is the exact opposite of what we need,” the environmental campaign group said.The government said its assistance did not breach EU rules and that help was based on the importance of the company’s domestic services.However, that contrasted with the fate of British holiday giant Thomas Cook, which collapsed without government assistance in September, causing the loss of 22,000 jobs worldwide and stranding 600,000 holidaymakers abroad.Topics :
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