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55% of letting agents say tenants are facing higher rents since fees ban

first_imgThe UK’s leading lettings industry association has claimed that rents are beginning to rise significantly as the predicted outcome of the tenant fees ban begins to roll-out across the housing market.Agents who have reported rising rents increased to its highest proportion during June, the month following the beginning of the fees ban, the latest rental market snapshot from ARLA Propertymark reveals.Fifty-five percent of agents canvassed by the association said they had witnessed landlords increasing rents during June, up from 35% a year ago and 30% in 2017.As The Negotiator reported last week, many landlords are increasing rents as letting agents seek to increase their management fees to make up the fees shortfall following the ban.“Unsurprisingly, rent costs hit a record high in June as tenants suffered the impact of the tenant fee ban,” says David Cox, Chief Executive of ARLA (left).“Ever since the Government proposed the ban, we warned that tenants would continue to pay the same amount, but the cost would be passed onto tenants through increased rents, rather than upfront costs.Cox has also claimed that as well as the fees ban, the proposed abolition of Section 21, coupled with the Mayor of London’s recent call for rent controls, will drive down supply.“In turn this will increase pressure on the sector because it will discourage new landlords from investing in the market, causing rents to rise for tenants as less rental accommodation is available,” he says.ARLA Propertymark rent rises David Cox August 1, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 1st August 2019 at 11:01 amWell there’s a surprise – to nobody but the government. Supply has plummeted in our area and rents will soar. Hopefully the government will get the message stop meddling and using agents to fix their self made housing problem.Log 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 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 » Housing Market » 55% of letting agents say tenants are facing higher rents since fees ban previous nextHousing Market55% of letting agents say tenants are facing higher rents since fees banIndustry association ARLA blames the fees ban squarely on a record number of member agents reporting tenants facing higher rents during June.Nigel Lewis1st August 20191 Comment1,110 Viewslast_img read more

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New DNA Technique Helps Secure Narcotics Conviction

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Thanks in large part to a newly developed DNA analysis technique; on Friday, May 03, 2016 Mr. Dugniqio Dishay Forest was convicted in Vanderburgh Superior Court on charges related to the possession of crack cocaine inside of the Vanderburgh County Jail.In January 2015 confinement officers conducted a search of Mr. Forest’s cell and located nearly 21 grams of crack cocaine hidden among his personal effects. That discovery was only the first step in proving the cocaine belonged to Mr. Forest. Establishing possession in a jail setting can be difficult due to inmates having access to each others living areas as well as a pervasive unwillingness to cooperate with law enforcement.Lead Detective James Budde explained, “Due to complicated circumstances surrounding the State’s burden of proof in this matter, the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office enlisted the expertise of Dr. Mark Perlin to conduct DNA analysis of the baggie that contained the crack cocaine. Dr. Perlin is recognized within the scientific community as an expert in DNA analysis. Dr. Perlin founded CyberGenetics Inc., a DNA analysis company based in Pittsburgh. Dr. Perlin developed a software program known as TrueAllele, which can identify and separate the DNA of multiple individuals that may have cross contaminated a particular item. TrueAllele had previously been used to help identify victims of the World Trade Center attacks. Dr. Perlin’s technology and expertise with respect to DNA analysis came at the recommendation of theIndiana State Police lab, although his methods had never before been admitted into an Indiana court. This past Friday the Honorable Judge D’Amour ruled the TrueAllele results as admissible at Mr. Forest’s trial.”The jury heard from several witnesses during the course of the trial, which included ISP lab technicians, confinement officers, narcotics detectives, Forest’s cell mate at the time of the cocaine seizure, as well as Dr. Perlin himself. Dr. Perlin gave expert testimony that there was no evidence of Forest’s cell mates’ DNA on the baggie of cocaine, but that there was a match for Mr. Forest. This evidence was crucial in securing a conviction of Mr. Forest.The lead prosecutor for this case was Deputy Prosecutor Javier Lugo, who was assisted by Deputy Prosecutor Justin Brandt. Mr. Forest was convicted of a lesser included charge of Possession of Cocaine as a Level 4 Felony, which carries a sentencing range of two (2) to twelve (12) years. Mr. Forest is currently serving a federal sentence for a firearms conviction and has lengthy history of violent offenses involving narcotics and firearms.Sheriff Dave Wedding stated, “Thanks to solid police work on the part of our jail staff, the investigative skill of our narcotics detectives and the eagerness of the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office to both embrace and defend new technology we were able to secure a conviction in this case.”Pictured above: Dugniqio Dishay Forest, 21, of Evansville.last_img read more

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DRENNAN, RAYMOND JOSEPH

first_imgFuneral services were held Sept. 19 for Raymond Joseph Drennan, 94, of Holmdel. He passed away surrounded by his family on Sept. 14. Raymond was born in Hoboken and was raised in Jersey City, where he lived for the majority of his life before settling in Holmdel. Raymond was a United States Marine Corps Veteran, having served during World War II. He served on Guadalcanal and Okinawa, and was one of only 60 survivors of the Battle of Sugar Loaf Hill on Okinawa, which was one of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history. He was wounded in battle on May 18, 1945 while fighting in Okinawa, which awarded him The Purple Heart. He was also the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Medal with Bronze Star, and he and the fellow Marines of the 6th Marine Division received the Presidential Unit Citation Award.After the war, Raymond joined the Jersey City Fire Department and retired as Captain after 28 years of loyal service. In his spare time, Raymond coached little league at Washington Park in Jersey City, as well as volunteering at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church. Some of his favorite hobbies were fishing and crabbing, and he loved spending time with his family.He was predeceased by his parents, John and Frances (Coghlan) Drennan, and his wife, Marion (Giordano) Drennan; his siblings, John, Thomas, Kenneth, Stephen, Frances and Jane Ann. Raymond is survived by his children, Raymond Joseph Drennan Jr. of Forked River, Maureen Lonergan of Holmdel, Dennis Drennan and his wife, Camille, of Stuart, Florida, John Stephen Drennan and his wife, Jeanne, of Hazlet, Kevin Drennan and his wife, Cathy, of Stuart, Florida, Robert Drennan of Clermont, Florida, Mark Drennan of Toms River, Patrick Drennan and his wife, Denise, of Hazlet and Paul Drennan and his wife, Suzette, of Toms River. He is also survived by his siblings, Florence Flannery, Gerald Drennan and his wife, Lorraine, along with 32 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.Services arranged by the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Hazlet.last_img read more

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House-to-house registration cannot be accommodated – GECOM Commissioner

first_imgElections in 90 daysPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) representative on the Guyana Elections Commission, Bibi Shadick on Tuesday made it clear that house-to-house registration could not be accommodated within 90 days.As stipulated by the Constitution of Guyana following the no-confidence resolution, an election must be called in 90 days. For Guyana, that resolution was passed on December 21, 2018.GECOM Commissioner Bibi ShadickOn Tuesday, Shadick made the position known as she was responding to her colleagues on the other side of the Commission who stated the present list could still contain a large number of dead voters and the only way to sanitise the list is to get a new one. It is believed that the People’s National Congress (PNC) Commissioners are pushing for house-to-house registration in order to have a delay in the hosting of Regional and National Elections.“It is agreed that there is a valid list up to April 30. The thing is, we’re working with the fact that there is a valid list.”“One of the Commissioners mentioned (house-to-house registration), but I don’t think that can be accommodated before an election. If that is accommodated, we’re saying to the Constitution, ‘go wherever you want, we’re doing what we want’. These are abnormal circumstances. So we have to deal with it in a different way.”Back in November 2018, GECOM was able to deliver a Local Government Elections (LGC) with limited hiccups. In less than a month, however, a no- confidence motion was filed against the Government.The no-confidence motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition – the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) – succeeded when Charrandas Persaud, a former Alliance For Change (AFC) parliamentarian, broke ranks and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.With the Government’s defeat, the next steps are spelt out in the Constitution of Guyana. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Government has gone from promising to respect the vote to denying the vote’s validity on grounds that include an argument that 34 out of 65 should have been a majority vote. A court case has been filed seeking, among other things, a stay of the elections pending a ruling.That and other related cases came up for hearing last Tuesday, but acting Chief Justice Roxane George committed to a ruling by the end of this month, while noting that such an order would be unnecessary.The Opposition Leader has already warned that if elections are not facilitated within 90 days and there is no parliamentary agreement to extend this time, Guyana will have in place an unconstitutional government.last_img read more

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North Peace Hockey League standings coming down to the wire

first_imgWith losses to Falher and Grande Prairie less than two weeks ago the chances of the Fort St. John Senior Flyers finishing other than third in the North Peace Hockey League standings looked iffy at best. Fast forward to today and the Flyers find themselves one point back of both Grande Prairie and Spirit River with all three teams having two games remaining.The situation provides an opportunity for the Flyers to finish first in the league and earn themselves a first round bye in the playoffs if the necessary chips fall into place.“It’s going to be a tight race. We have to win out our last two games here and we need a little help from Falher beating Grande Prairie on Friday,” explained Head Coach Gerard Dicaire. “It will come right down to the end. We found out with Falher beating us that any given night any team can beat another one so it will be interesting to see what happens.”- Advertisement -He added that everyone is aware of the situation in front of them, but is still bothered by the fact that the Flyers would essentially have first place wrapped up if not for a couple of unexpected losses against Falher.“Guys know the situation that we’re in. We’ve talked about it the last Spirit River game on Thursday and then Saturday in Grimshaw. It would be nice to have first place and home ice against the winner of the Falher Manning series. Anybody can beat anybody in this league, it’s just disappointing that we lost those four points against Falher in the new year.”Of the two games remaining, Thursday will be an especially key tilt as the Flyers welcome Spirit River to the North Peace Arena.Advertisement “We’re just looking for a team effort and a full 60 minutes. The boys said that they let up for about eight minutes [last week in Spirit River] there and it cost them so we have to move forward and play a full 60 and see where things fall,” Dicaire said.The game will be the last home game of the regular season for the Flyers. Opening faceoff is slated for 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Faculty fair play

first_imgTHE University of California’s elite campuses are certainly sources of pride for the Golden State. But the reality is that the majority of the higher educating in California goes on at the not-so-elite colleges and universities, such as California State University, Northridge. And for that reason it’s dismaying to discover that the CSU system has a hard time attracting experienced professors and instructors to teach its more than 417,000 students due to the less-than-competitive salaries. And in places like Los Angeles, where the cost of living is even higher than the state average, it makes it all the more difficult. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The result is that the universities often fill their faculty spots with younger and less-experienced candidates. Whether that results in worse education is unclear, but it does cut the pool of candidates. The four-year contract tentatively approved last week to raise CSU faculty salaries by 20 percent could go a long way toward helping that. And while it’s important that the trustees pay the faculty members as fair and competitive wages as they pay administrators, the truth is that public universities will never be able to compete with private businesses in the pay department, no matter how noble their goal.last_img read more

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B.C. offers businesses and homeowners more money to save energy, cut emissions

first_imgLANGFORD, B.C. – British Columbia’s government has announced it’s boosting incentives to help homeowners and businesses save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions.The Better Buildings program offers thousands of dollars in rebates and incentives to entice the switch to high-efficiency heating equipment and improve building envelopes, which include walls, windows, roofs and foundations.Premier John Horgan says helping people keep their homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter makes sense, and the efficiency they’re investing in will help B.C. reduce climate pollution.- Advertisement -Incentives include a $3,000 rebate for those who switch to high-efficiency electric heat pumps, up to $2,000 in rebates for upgrades on doors and windows and up to $20,000 for energy studies to help identify improvements in commercial buildings.The plan allows for $14,100 for a home and $220,000 for a commercial business to make the energy-saving changes.The CleanBC program announced last year was part of the agreement Horgan’s NDP signed with the B.C. Green party in order to form a minority government in 2017.Advertisement Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says in a news release that energy-efficient buildings are a key part of a cleaner future.“This program will help us get to our CleanBC goal of reducing climate pollution, making B.C. cleaner and creating good jobs that support families and sustain our communities.”The incentives aim to help replace fossil fuel heating systems with electric air-source heat pumps, improve insulation, encourage upgrades to high-efficiency natural gas furnaces and install more windows and doors that minimize heat loss.last_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL FINALS PENCILLED IN FOR MacCUMHAILL PARK

first_imgTHE showpiece finals of Ladies football will take place this Sunday at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey.Aodh Ruadh take on Milford in the intermediate final at 12 noon.Favourites Termon take on St. Eunans at 1.45pm in the senior championship final. U-12s girls teams from Termon and St Eunan’s will play a mini-blitz at half-time in the senior game. LADIES FOOTBALL FINALS PENCILLED IN FOR MacCUMHAILL PARK was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LADIES FOOTBALL FINALS PENCILLED IN FOR MacCUMHAILL PARKlast_img read more

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Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata wanted by Lyon with Fulham and Lazio showing interest

first_imgCeltic star Dedryck Boyata is a top target for Ligue 1 side Lyon.The defender, who starred at the World Cup for Belgium, has also been linked to Fulham and Lazio. Watch as Daniel Dubois scores highlight-reel one-punch KO of Kyotaro Fujimoto Watch astonishing moment heavyweight out on his feet turns tables and floors prospect Fulham chief Slavisa Jovanovic is reshaping his squad after his side were promoted to the Premier League.According to SunSport, the French side are lining up a bid for the 27-year-old.Lyon boss Bruno Genesio is keen to bolster his defence after offloading Mouctar Diakhaby to Spanish side Valencia.The defender is entering the final stages of his contract after he penned a four-year deal in 2015. 3 Watch as Tommy Fury scores first-round knockout in first fight since Love Island RAW POWER 3 Sparring stories: Dubois recalls facing Fury, AJ, Joyce, Povetkin and Hrgovic The defender is currently enjoying a well-deserved break after the Red Devils finished third at the World Cup.Boyata began his career with Brussels before he joined Manchester City in 2006.After numerous loan spells, the Belgian star completed a move to Celtic in 2015 for a fee of £1.5m. AJ reacts after Hearn reveals he is on verge of being forced to vacate world title Daniel Dubois sends stern warning when asked about future fight vs Anthony Joshua Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY CONFIDENT 3 SHOCK POLITICS But Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers is not looking to offload the 27-year-old this summer.He said: “I’ve always said that once he got into the team, he done very, very well.“He’s an experienced player and now his experience at the World Cup will only benefit him.“He’s got a year left, he’s a player we’d love to keep, he knows that, but naturally, he’s now on holiday, he’ll be relaxing and we’ll pick that up when he’s back.” The defender joined Celtic in 2015 for £1.5m Most Read in Sport Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers does not want to sell Dedryck Boyata PACKING POWER REALITY TRILOGY EXPERIENCE STOPPED Tyson Fury has been ‘ripping bodies in half’ as he plots Wilder KO in rematch Frank Warren confirms Wilder vs Fury 3 will take place in summer 2020 after rematch Meet Russian brute Evgeny Romanov, the only man to knock out Deontay Wilder The defender featured for Belgium at the 2018 World Cup in Russialast_img read more

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BRAND NEW RENAULT CLIO UNVEILED AT HIGHLAND MOTORS TONIGHT

first_imgHighland Motors are having their official launch of the new Clio this evening, November 15th from 7pm to 9pm.Chef Martin Anderson, aka Fat Chef Slim, will be cooking up some delicious French Fayre after the new Clio is unveiled. The Highland Motors team look forward to seeing you at the launch where a great evenings entertainment will be held. Everybody is welcome. BRAND NEW RENAULT CLIO UNVEILED AT HIGHLAND MOTORS TONIGHT was last modified: November 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:highland motors letterkennyNew ClioRenault Cliounveiledlast_img read more

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