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9 March 2018 Redress scheme announces departure from property regulation

On 6 February 2018, the Ombudsman Services accounted its intention to withdraw from handling complaints in the property sector as of 6 August 2018.

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27 June 2017 Dangerous premises may not be defective premises

The case of Dodd v Raeburn Estates Ltd has reaffirmed the important distinction between potentially dangerous premises and disrepair for the purposes of the Defective Premises Act 1972 (DPA), with the Court of Appeal finding that the freeholder of a building was not liable for the death of the Claimant’s husband who fell down a dangerous staircase in the building, concluding that there is no obligation to remedy inherent defects or to take steps to put premises into a safer condition.

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24 March 2016 Fraud and corruption plan adopted by local government

Councils have reviewed their strategy to target the estimated £2bn+ losses to fraud and have published a three year strategy focussed on limiting exposure to fraud

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