Proposel Panel for MLA 2020

Law & Humanities Blog: Call For Proposals: Persons in Poetry and Law: Proposel Panel for MLA 2020 skip to main | skip to sidebar Call For Proposals: Persons in Poetry and Law: Proposel Panel for MLA 2020 From the mailbox: Call For Proposals: Persons in Poetry and Law Proposed Panel for MLA 2020January 9-12, 2020Seattle, WA   What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please…

Creating the Right To Exclude

Brian Sawers, Georgetown University Law Center, is publishing Race and Property After the Civil War: Creating the Right to Exclude in volume 87 of the Mississippi Law Journal (2018). Here is the abstract. This Article uncovers a lost history of property, showing the role that race and white supremacy played in the development of modern trespass law. Property law does not change in response to economic opportunities, evolving to ever-more efficiency. Instead, property law reflects political power. At times, the political process may reorient property law to produce a larger…

FTBs hit by gender pay gap

Worrying new research from Compare My Move has revealed that millennial women must save on average for an extra 8 months to secure their first home compared to their male counterparts. On average, British women take 3 years and 8 months to save a 10% deposit while renting, whereas it would take men only 3 years to save for the same house. According to the findings, the gender pay gap for 22 to 29-year-old full-time employees means female savers have around £100 less…

Annual house price growth remains stagnant

This morning’s figures released by Nationwide have painted a rather gloomy picture of the UK housing market. After a largely inactive start to the year, annual house price growth crawled up by 0.4% in February. After taking account of seasonal factors, there was a marginal house price fall month on month. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, comments: “After almost grinding to a complete halt in January, annual house price growth remained subdued in February, with prices just 0.4% higher than the same time…

BTL dates extended at Accord

Accord has announced that it has enhanced its buy-to-let range by cutting rates and extending the end dates to August. According to the lender, the new range will include a two-year fixed rate at 1.90% up to 75% LTV with a £1,495 product fee, free standard valuation and £500 cashback. And for landlords who wish to remortgage, the same rates will be available, also coming with £1,495 fee, free standard valuation and a choice of either £500 cashback or free legals and £250…

Prison Break? The CJEU rules on clashing EU and national law obligations on detention time limits

Joske Graat, PhD candidate, Utrecht University If EU law provides for a longer period of detention of a person subject to a European Arrest Warrant, and national law provides for a shorter period, which prevails? If national law is vague about the issue, is that a violation of the ECHR (and therefore also the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights), which provides that detention needs to be ‘lawful’, and so relevant national laws must be precise? In the recent TC judgment the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provided…

Persimmon reports pre-tax profit of £1bn

Housebuilder, Persimmon, has revealed that its profits hit the £1bn mark during its year to December 31 2018. According to the firm, during 2018 pre-tax profits were up 13% and hit £1.091bn when compared to the previous year, with a 13% increase in operating profits to £1.083bn. Revenue lifted 4% to £3.74 billion. The firm’s legal completions grew 3% to 16,449, with the average selling price rising 1% to £215,563. Persimmon saw “strong performances” across all its geographical markets, it said. It…

Landbay announce new partnership with MCI Club

Specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender, Landbay, has announced a new partnership with The Mortgage Compliance & Insurance Club in a move aimed at providing brokers and their landlord clients with access to its specialist lending products. According to the lender, the new partnership will offer MCI Club’s intermediaries a range of products appropriate for portfolio landlords, HMOs, MUFBs, first time landlords, limited companies and new build properties. The Club’s brokers will also have access to Landbay’s innovative online intermediary portal, which includes case tracking features…

How can commercial landlords attract more retailers?

There is no denying that the high street is facing some particularly challenging times. Footfall is down, buyers are opting to do their shopping online and several big names have disappeared completely. So how are landlords coping with this and what can be done? Independent retail real estate consultancy Harper Dennis Hobbs has set out what commercial landlords can do in 2019 to maximise rental incomes and avoid the costs associated with empty units. As advisors to a broad number of retailers HDH…