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Propertymark slams new evictions rules as ‘moving the goal posts’

first_imgThe government has announced new modifications to its evictions policy including a ‘Christmas truce’ and a total ban within any existing or future local lockdowns, if they include a prohibition on gathering in homes.But these changes for England and Wales, where the ban is due to run out on September 21st, have been slammed by ARLA Propertymark as ‘moving the goal posts’ and ‘difficult for many agents and landlords to implement’.“Over the past few weeks the Government has drip-fed updates about evictions to the sector making it impossible for agents to respond and plan for the difficult months ahead,” it says.Propertymark also claims the new measures mean that the government “must now look at additional measures to provide direct finance to landlords and tenants to cover Covid related arrears and help boost confidence in the sector as we head into the winter”.“Whilst it looks like there will no further delays on the resumption of possession hearings, agents have profound concerns about investment in housing and this announcement offers no further support for the sector.”ExemptionsThe has also confirmed that – barring a U-turn – it does not intend to extend the blanket ban past September 21st. It has also set out exemptions to the new rules, which will allow evictions if a tenant has been involved in anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, certain crimes including fraud and extreme rent arrears.Ministers have also made an additional £40 million available within its Discretionary Housing Payments fund which councils use to support the most vulnerable tenants.“It’s right that we strike a balance between protecting vulnerable renters and ensuring landlords whose tenants have behaved in illegal or anti-social ways have access to justice,” says Housing secretary Robert Jenrick.“Our legislation means such cases will be subject to shorter notice periods and then prioritised through the judiciary’s new court processes.”evictions ban Robert Jenrick ARLA Propertymark September 11, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentRyck , Ryck Ryck 11th September 2020 at 2:07 pmSo you rent out your property which you bought with your hard earned money and now because your circumstances have changed you want to move into the property.But what the hell! you cannot get rid of the tenants by giving them the 2 months notice as written in the tenancy agreement (a legal document that should be enforceable by law). Or the tenants have overstayed their tenancy term and still you are unable to evict them.So great you have to suffer and probably suffer financially as well. It’s just not right.If I rent a hotel room for a week or month I have no right to overstay! So what’s the difference. The difference is that Tenancy Agreements as legal documents are worthless because the Government simply over rides them whenever they see fit.Way back the Government built Council houses to accommodate people but that has declined dramatically as they fall back and rely upon the private sector to fill the gap.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 » Propertymark slams new evictions rules as ‘moving the goal posts’ previous nextRegulation & LawPropertymark slams new evictions rules as ‘moving the goal posts’Trade association says new ‘Xmas truce’ and ban on evictions within local lock-downs will be difficult to implement for many letting agents.Nigel Lewis11th September 20201 Comment1,638 Viewslast_img read more

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Aaron Rodgers throws TD pass, Packers top Steelers 51-34

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers’ James Washington catches a touchdown pass over Green Bay Packers’ Demetri Goodson during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ The ovation moved Aaron Rodgers to tears.The Green Bay Packers fans showed their appreciation with the two-time NFL MVP about to take his first snaps at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Once he got behind center, Rodgers needed just one drive to look right at home back in Titletown.Rodgers connected with tight end Jimmy Graham for an 8-yard score , and Tramon Williams had a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage of the Packers’ 51-34 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.“The biggest thing, the goal tonight with Aaron in that first drive was to get the ball in the end zone,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “And I thought we did a nice job.”The response from fans seemed just as meaningful to Rodgers.He was 2 of 4 for 35 yards in his first game at Lambeau since Sept. 28. He broke his collarbone two weeks later at Minnesota, an injury that doomed the Packers in a 7-9 season.“To be back at Lambeau was a thrill and the ovation touched me,” Rodgers said. “I have to kind of wipe away some tears in my eyes.”Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watched from the sideline in shorts and a T-shirt. He and second-stringer Landry Jones had already been ruled out for the game when Roethlisberger left a training camp practice on Tuesday with a possible concussion.Big Ben looked just fine while chatting with Rodgers as they walked to their respective locker rooms at halftime. After the game, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger was out of the concussion protocol.Sounds like he’ll be back at practice Saturday.“He’s out of the protocol. He’s a full participant,” Tomlin said.The Steelers got off to rough start after Mason Rudolph threw the interception returned by Williams.But five minutes later, Rudolph found JuJu Smith-Schuster for a 4-yard touchdown pass. Rudolph, who is competing with Joshua Dobbs for a backup job, was just 5 of 12 for 47 yards in playing the first half.Dobbs didn’t look much better after throwing a 22-yard interception returned for a touchdown by rookie cornerback Josh Jackson in the third quarter.“We’d just like to have those plays back, but the deal is you don’t get those plays back,” Tomlin said. “So, hopefully, there’s a learning process there in it for all of us.”Dobbs finished strong and connected with rookie receiver James Washington for two second-half touchdowns . He was 12 of 17 for 192 yards.GOING TO GRAHAMGreen Bay is always a threat in the NFC as long as Rodgers is healthy. This year, he has an intriguing option in the red zone in the 6-foot-7 Graham, who signed as a free agent in the offseason.Rodgers drew the Steelers offside on third-and-10 from the 13 for a 5-yard penalty.On the next play, he stood tall in the face of a rush before throwing a high pass into the middle of the end zone for Graham. He spiked the ball before heading into the stands for his first Lambeau Leap.SMITH-SCHUSTER SCORESBesides Roethlisberger, the Steelers didn’t have two other stars. Receiver Antonio Brown sat out, while running back Le’Veon Bell still hasn’t signed his franchise tender.But Smith-Schuster is picking up where he left off following a promising rookie year after scoring his second preseason TD. The score wrapped up a wild opening five minutes in which the Packers raced out to a 14-point lead before the Steelers scored two straight touchdowns.Green Bay’s backups pulled away from there.STAT LINESSecond-string quarterback Brett Hundley was 6 of 9 for 77 yards. He also scored on a 10-yard run . Third-stringer DeShone Kizer connected with receiver Jake Kumerow for an 82-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.James Conner had a 26-yard touchdown run for the Steelers in the first quarter while the Packers still had many starters on the field. Washington scored on a 19-yard pass from Dobbs after turning and extending his arms past a defender to retrieve the ball.QUOTABLE“Every time he gets a rep, my eyes are on him. I’m just studying him each and every day, picking his brain, just trying to become a better receiver.” _ Washington on watching Brown in practice.INJURIESSteelers: Backup C Patrick Morris left in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury.Packers: RG Justin McCray (calf) and RB Jamaal Williams (ankle), both starters, left in the second quarter. … Kumerow left in the third quarter with a shoulder injury.NATIONAL ANTHEMThere were no apparent displays of protest by players on either team during the national anthem.UP NEXTSteelers: Host the Tennessee Titans on Aug. 25.Packers: Visit the Oakland Raiders on Aug. 24.last_img read more

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Milwaukee attorney defends police in NBA player’s arrest

first_imgIn this April 1, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is seen during an NBA basketball game in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s city attorney said officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks’ player during his arrest over a parking violation in January — a direct contradiction to the police chief and mayor, who condemned the officers’ actions.The city attorney’s assertion comes in response to a lawsuit Brown filed in June alleging that officers targeting him because he is black and that their use of force was unwarranted. Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Brown and in May announced that 11 of the officers involved in the rookie guard’s arrest were disciplined or retrained.But city attorney Grant Langley said in a court filing in federal court Friday night that Brown was at least partially to blame for what happened on Jan. 26 during his encounter with police outside a Walgreens at around 2 a.m.“The injuries and damages sustained by the plaintiff, if any, were caused in whole or in part by their own acts or omissions,” the court filing reads.The Journal Sentinel reported that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was surprised by the city attorney’s response, saying Saturday that he wasn’t briefed on it before it was filed.“I think it’s counterproductive for anybody to turn up the heat with rhetoric like this,” Barrett said. “I’m trying to bring respect throughout the entire community, and I’m going to continue to do that.”The Milwaukee Police Department did not respond to a request for an interview with the chief, the newspaper reported. Brown’s attorney, Mark Thomsen, said he wouldn’t comment until Monday.Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside the Walgreens when officers took him down because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets as ordered. Brown had been cooperative with officers and never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest, according to police body-camera videos . He was never charged for the parking violation.last_img read more

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