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April 30, 2019
Ridesharing services like Uber are convenient and popular, but you will have read of the “fake Uber” attacks and other safety concerns so on the principle of “safety first” always take a few common-sense precautions when using them. Before you get into your next Uber have a good read of their “Driving safety forward” page...
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If you pay a deposit to the conveyancer when buying property, make sure that you earn interest on it. It may not amount to much (unless there are long delays in transfer and/or we are talking big numbers here) but it is as they say a lot better than nothing. When you buy property, the...
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A valid Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) is a necessity for any estate agency. Without it, no agent can claim commission, and now a new High Court decision suggests that the agency’s contracts generally could be at risk of invalidity. “In short, it [a Fidelity Fund Certificate] is a licence to practice without which you cannot...
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Expats have until now enjoyed a tax exemption in respect of foreign remuneration earned, provided they meet requirements as to time periods worked overseas. The exemption will however be partially removed with new legislation recently passed. “An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way you lose your shirt” (Comedian Fred Allen)...
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“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” (Economist Milton Friedman) In these days of online banking and electronic payment, it’s not uncommon to find out to your horror that you have made a payment to someone in error, either to the wrong recipient or in an incorrect amount. If that happens to you and...
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There are many advantages to buying in a security estate or other community scheme, including quality of life and increased potential for growth in your property’s value. “When the [property owners] chose to purchase property within the estate and become members of the Association, they agreed to be bound by its rules” (extract from judgment...
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