A Law and Society Hub in Buffalo @baldycenter

Luke Hammill, University at Buffalo Law School, has published 40 Years at the Baldy Center: A Law and Society Hub in Buffalo in Buffalo. Buffalo: University at Buffalo Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy. 2018. Here is the abstract. The University at Buffalo’s Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy just turned 40. That’s 40 years of groundbreaking sociolegal research, conferences, teaching, support for graduate students and much more. To commemorate the Center’s many accomplishments, this monograph traces through its history, showing that it helped put (and keep) Buffalo…

Allsop announce 7.5% year-on-year profit rise

Allsop LLP has announced that it has recorded an increase in profit despite economic and political uncertainty. According to Allsop, the rise in profits can principally be attributed to its growing transactional services, following a period of sustained investment in the National, West End and City Investment Teams, which have been involved in a number of large high-profile deals across the Capital and the Regions for Workspace Group, Columbia Threadneedle, Aviva, Kames Capital and Hudson Advisors, to name a few. Turnover remained largely…

London: Where to buy in 2019

Buying in London is a great deal more relaxed than it once was. Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search, offers her advice for ‘shrewd London buys’ in 2019 Sara says: “Back in 2007, long queues were forming for anything faintly desirable; these days the buyer is in control, and the process is a walk in the park by comparison. The domestic market is ticking over, prices have been gently sliding since 2014, and there are great deals to be done. But the fact…

With this ring, my three bed

Who says romance is dead? Well, online mortgage broker Trussle apparently as their latest research seems to be a bit of a passion killer. According to their newly released data, one in ten (or 11%) of home owners admit that their choice of partner was influenced by their desire to get on the property ladder and among millennials, this kind of decision-making is far more common – with 25% revealing that their choice of partner was influenced by the desire to buy a home.…

Hinckley & Rugby announce bespoke products for medical professionals

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has announced that it has now introduced bespoke mortgages aimed at medical professionals and designed to enable them to buy their first and subsequent homes. The mortgages for medics apply the Society’s manually underwritten processing to applications from newly and recently qualified doctors and dentists, with higher loan to income multiples and increased maximum loan sizes. Locum and other supplementary income is accepted. Hinckley & Rugby is offering a warm welcome to medical professionals recently returned from abroad…

This won’t change the world: Government u-turns on tenant deposit cap

Reducing the proposed cap on security deposits would make securing a tenancy harder for many, say the two largest landlord associations. David Smith, Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association, had this to say: “If this is true, landlords will feel badly let down by a Government which says it wants to support good landlords. The Government had accepted that a cap of six weeks was the minimum many landlords required. This is needed to address the problem of tenants who fail to pay…