As part of the new laws, landlords will need to provide a heater capable of warming a living room to about 18C –a fairly basic requirement, especially in the South Island, with its biting, sub-zero winters. Yet judging by the reaction from the landlord lobby, you’d think the housing standards necessitated free Sky TV and a hot tub on every rental property. … [Read more...] about It’s time for landlords to stop the penny-pinching
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In her ruling in the Tyler case, the judge, Mary Stacey, said: “There is no doubt that there was a blanket policy that no one in receipt of housing benefit would be considered for the three properties. It put the claimant and other disabled people at a particular disadvantage when compared to others. … [Read more...] about Disabled homeless man wins ‘no DSS’ case against estate agency
Aguanga, with its post office, general store and real estate brokerage, is in an area dotted with vineyards and horse ranches that have given it some traction as a weekend getaway for Southern California residents. It’s near Temecula, a bedroom community for San Diego and Los Angeles. … [Read more...] about 7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
Under proposals announced last week, Labour said if it was in government it would introduce a new levy on second homes that are used as holiday homes, ban letting agent fees and scrap laws allowing private landlords to evict tenants without giving a reason. … [Read more...] about New tax on foreign home buyers to help rough sleepers, PM says
Illegal grows are common in and around Aguanga, a single stop-sign town of about 2,000 people north of San Diego with horse ranches along dirt roads. Still, the scale of the Labor Day massacre stunned residents and showed how violence permeates California’s illegal marijuana market. … [Read more...] about With 7 dead, California pot ranch is tied to organized crime