Landlord & Tenant Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in March, 2012

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Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

New letter emerges in Barlow fraud case
Brisbane TimesMarch 1, 2012

There, the Crown dropped seven charges and added seven more, largely changing the wording of accusations against the man charged with carrying out Queensland's largest government fraud. Mr Morehu-Barlow's lawyer, Adam Magill, said outside court his ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Private tenancy evictions up by 17%
The GuardianMarch 2, 2012

Analysis of possession order claims by legal information specialist Sweet & Maxwell shows that 14895 were launched in county courts by private landlords in 2011 compared to 12686 in 2008. A possession order legally entitles a landlord to evict a tenant...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Norfolk retirement community changes meal policy, some residents alleged ...
The RepublicMarch 1, 2012

A luxury retirement community in Norfolk has changed a meal policy that some residents claimed was discriminatory. Harbor's Edge had prohibited residents in its assisted living and nursing sections from taking meals in the independent living dining ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Sheriff's department encompasses wide range of duties
Rapid City JournalMarch 12, 2012

But it's not all chasing cows into pastures for Bostrom, who also spent some time on Thursday night assisting a motorist with a flat tire, settling disputes between neighbors, and clearing a deer carcass off of the highway.more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Tenants forcing secondary suites in Calgary to shut
Calgary HeraldMarch 5, 2012

But in both cases — and as happens often with Calgary's messy suite rules, which drew 380 enforcement reports last year — it was the tenants who reported his unregulated suites, leaving the landlord helpless against the zoning bylaw.more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Recovery and red tape
Citizens VoiceMarch 10, 2012

By Elizabeth Skrapits (Staff WriterINFO:HELP: The Internal Revenue Service's "Disaster Losses Kit" publications, including claim forms for casualty losses, are available at www.irs.gov.People with flood insurance complaints should contact the ...more »

More huts razed in re-loaded Amuru evictions
Daily MonitorMarch 7, 2012

Photo by Sam Lawino By Sam Lawino (email the author) After almost one month of lull, the Uganda Wildlife Authority in collaboration with the police have resumed evictions in Apaa, burning several huts to force the owners out of East Madi Game Reserve.more »

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