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Mark Carlisle

Review of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty

Posted by Mark Carlisle on July 3rd 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced plans for a review and potential expansion of the network of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

An independent panel will look at how the current network of 34 AONBs and 10 national parks meet the needs...

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Mark Ollier

Negotiating Commercial Leases 1

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 2nd 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

We have seen a recent trend where both Landlords and Tenants attempt to negotiate and complete new commercial leases especially for retail premises without obtaining professional advice, either from lawyers or from specialist surveyors. Given the complexity of the law relating to commercial leases, this is bound to cause problems...

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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Proprietary Estoppel: son entitled to inherit family farm and mother's farming partnership share (High Court)

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on July 2nd 2018 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

The High Court held that, under proprietary estoppel, a son (G) was entitled, on his mother's (Mrs T's) death, to the entire family farm and her farm partnership share.

From leaving school in 1979, G worked on his parents' farms, seven days a week, up to 18 hours a day, with...

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Mark Carlisle

Rural Crime Survey

Posted by Mark Carlisle on June 12th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The 2018 National Rural Crime Survey, of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across England and Wales, is now open and closes on Sunday 10 June. The National Rural Crime Network produces a series of recommendations to the police and is funded by 28 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).

The...

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Mark Ollier

Landlord’s Obligations to Consult with Residential Leaseholders

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 21st 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

Landlord’s should consult with residential leaseholders before either carrying out works above a certain value to a building, or entering into any long term agreement for the provision of services.  That obligation only applies where a “qualifying long term agreement” is in effect.  This is normally an Agreement (such as...

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Mark Ollier

GDPR and the Role of Landlords and their Agents

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 21st 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

New angles to the GDPR legislation arise every week.  One of the issues affecting the property market is the role of property owners and landlords where they hold personal data. 

Landlords, managing agents and sales or letting agents will obviously find themselves holding information about tenants occupying properties owned by their...

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