Disabled homeless man wins ‘no DSS’ case against estate agency

Polly Neate, Shelter’s chief executive, said: “This win proves yet again that blanket bans against people on housing benefit are unlawful because they overwhelmingly bar women and disabled people like Stephen, who are more likely to need help with their rent, from finding a safe home.”

Selling Sunset: Is that really how homes are sold in LA?

Jonathan’s tips for selling your home the LA way Find the right agent with “a track record of selling similar properties”, and “trust their advice” Pricing is “everything” – people know when something’s too expensive “Staging is very important, candles are very important, flower arrangements are very important” Landscaping is also key. “Those that pay […]

Purplebricks estate agent defends business model

The note from Jefferies said: “Purplebricks does not disclose how many homes it sells. Our research sample found that it had sold 51.6% of the homes listed in November 2016 within 10 months, a similar success rate to the overall market, but below the company’s claim of 88% [made in an interview on the BBC’s […]

Sunak’s stamp duty holiday behind surge in homebuyer interest

As a result, agreed prices as a percentage of asking price have hit a record high. Figures for England and Wales showed properties were typically selling for 98.6% of their asking price. In Yorkshire and the Humber, sales are being agreed at just over 100% of asking price, while in the north-east of England the […]

Donald Trump BANS visitors from Europe from entering the US for 30 days starting at midnight on Friday – but excludes the UK and Ireland – in effort to staunch coronavirus pandemic. But how will it slow spread of virus ALREADY inside US?

‘America is the Greatest Country in the world. We have the best scientists, doctors, nurses and health care professionals. They are amazing people who do phenomenal things every day,’ Trump wrote in another tweet. ‘Together we are putting into policy a plan to prevent, detect, treat and create a vaccine against CoronaVirus to save lives […]

Bombshell MPs’ report accuses Russia of trying to interfere in Scottish referendum, demands probe into whether it tried to rig Brexit vote and says Britain is failing to combat Putin’s army of oligarchs, hackers, hitmen and paid British agents

‘The actual impact of such attempts on the result itself would be difficult – if not impossible – to prove. However what is clear is that the Government was slow to recognise the existence of the threat – only understanding it after the ‘hack and leak’ operation against the Democratic National Committee, when it should have been seen […]

How did wildlife groups start collaborating in the destruction of nature?

There’s a remarkable, distressing similarity between the wildlife groups’ campaign and Highways England’s own PR materials. The groups use the same dismal, instrumental language. They call nature “natural capital”. They rebrand nature reserves and woodlands as “green infrastructure”. They uncritically deploy one of the most controversial concepts in development planning: “net gain”. This is the […]

University warns that ‘serious cyber incident’ could take weeks to fix

MORE ON CYBERSECURITYRansomware is now your biggest online security nightmare. And it’s about to get worseHoneypot reveals tactics used by cyber criminals to deploy ransomware TechRepublicRansomware: How clicking on one email left a whole business in big troubleUS mayors resolve not to pay hackers over ransomware attacks CNET30 years of ransomware: How one bizarre attack laid the […]

How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s are running up ‘£4m a year’ security bill: Couple face huge costs for new life … as they hire ‘ex-SAS’ guards and take on new chief of staff who worked for Melinda Gates

To do so, he would have to persuade officials (who under the Trump administration have tightened the process considerably) that he is a successful businessman with talents of use to the US, or else an ‘alien of extraordinary ability’. The process usually requires gushingly supportive letters from prominent people.

The Queen was crippled by OCD as a kid and only felt safe when things were in order, explosive new book claims

But the pair were interrupted when the Queen’s mother walked in and Marion never got an answer.