Property and crime

Why Is Trespassing an Offence More Serious Than You Think?

May 8, 2019

When you think of criminal offences, trespassing usually doesn’t make the top of the list. It is one of those acts that are not regarded as high-profile cases. However, the law doesn’t treat such offences lightly even if the person who has been caught trespassing has not been aware that they are committing a criminal […]

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Cameras in the frame following negative surveillance backlash

July 30, 2013

Despite the explosion in popularity of CCTV cameras in the UK by both public and private bodies, there are still few rules governing the use of these surveillance systems. This could all change however following a coalition Government report into their use; brought about by a recent surge in complaints regarding spying neighbours. The government […]

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Commercial Premises Accidents: Who is Liable and How to File a Claim

July 16, 2013

You probably have every confidence in your safety when you go out in public. You assume that the stores and malls at which you shop, the government buildings that you frequent, and the restaurants in which you dine take every precaution to ensure that you will be safe and protected. However, this assumption is actually […]

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How A Criminal Record can Affect the Purchase and Leasing of Property

January 15, 2013

(Laws relevant to purchasing or leasing a property in the US). Many people may not have thought about it, but a criminal record of any type can have very long lasting and negative affects. When it comes to money, most people in today’s society are all business. As a result, many business owners, such as […]

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Short Sale Fraud on The Rise

January 12, 2013

(US property and criminal law considerations) Short sales are a popular way for people to sell their homes, but it is important for both the buyer and the seller to make sure that they are not unintentionally participating in any fraudulent activity. Although there are definitely instances when a buyer commits fraud purposefully, including lying […]

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Whistleblowers Against Real Estate Fraud

December 18, 2012

(US law) When it comes to government projects, real estate is often a key factor for success. In fact, many real estate companies and agents make great money working with the government to provide locations and facilities for these projects. Unfortunately, while most real estate companies and agents are honest in their dealings, some are […]

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A Survey of Property Crimes

December 3, 2012

Guest property/criminal law blog post regarding property crime, based mainly on US law. What Is a Property Crime? The following are classified as property crimes: • Burglary • Larceny-theft • Motor vehicle theft • Arson Burglary also goes by the name of “breaking and entering.” If the point of breaking and entering is to commit […]

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