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Engery Performance Certificates When Letting Residential Property

Posted by Mark Ollier on December 7th 2018 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Energy Performance Certificates When Letting Residential Property

Landlords should by now be familiar with the requirement to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate or EPC before beginning the letting of a property. If there is no existing certificate they can usually be obtained for around £75 depending on the property or...

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Mark Carlisle

Government under pressure to provide bridging finance for BPS payments

Posted by Mark Carlisle on November 19th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Government under pressure to provide bridging finance for BPS payments

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) hs confirmed it remains fully focused on processing Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 payments promptly from the start of the payment window (1 December 2018). However the UK government is coming under pressure from the farming...

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Mark Carlisle

Government TB strategy review

Posted by Mark Carlisle on November 19th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Government TB strategy review

The government’s 25 year bovine tuberculosis (TB) strategy, led by Sir Charles Godfray, has been published on 13 November 2018. The report, which was commissioned by Environment Secretary Michael Gove in February 2018, aims to inform future strategies around the government’s goal of eradicating the disease by...

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Poultry Registration Rules

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

Poultry (including game birds): registration rules

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance for poultry including game) owners. Those farmers or landowners who keep 50 or more birds on their premises must register using the compulsory registration form within one month of keeping. The law applies...

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Problems with Potholes?

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 30th 2018 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Some of us in the South West have endured the anguish of being stranded on an unlit  road in the dark having driven into a pothole and calling out the motoring club for assistance. Unfortunately, with local authority budgets limited, the pothole crisis in the area seems to get worse every...

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Asian Hornet: UK Sightings in 2018

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 24th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Asian hornet: UK sightings in 2018

The government has confirmed that there have been 13 confirmed sightings of the Asian hornet in England and six nests have been destroyed. Nine of these sightings occurred in 2018; an individual hornet in Lancashire (April) and Hull, three in Cornwall, two in Hampshire, one...

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