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Katrina Short

Buyers Beware

Posted by Katrina Short on May 11th 2018 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Buying a new property is a very exciting time, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned house purchaser, starting with the initial viewing of the property through to the day of completion.

There is a very important point that buyers should consider, especially when viewing the property, to make...

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Mark Carlisle

Consultation on potential ban of live exports of animals for slaughter

Posted by Mark Carlisle on May 11th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The government has launched a call for evidence for a potential ban on the live export of animals for slaughter once the UK leaves the EU. It will also look at higher welfare standards for live animal movements. The government says it would prefer animals to be slaughtered close to the...

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Mark Carlisle

Badger cull central to policy to rid England of bovine TB by 2038

Posted by Mark Carlisle on May 10th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The government is committed to eradicating bovine TB and sees badger culling as central to that policy, as highlighted in a House of Commons briefing paper published 12 April 2018.

Badger culling has taken place in England since 2011. The government strategy set out the rationale for action to address the...

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Mark Carlisle

Attention Farmers!

Posted by Mark Carlisle on April 20th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

Basic Payment Scheme deadline looms

The application deadline for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2017 is midnight on 15 May 2018. Late applications will be accepted until 9 June but will incur a penalty.

This is the first year that hedges are shown in online digital maps. For those that want to...

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Mark Ollier

New Japanese Knotweed (fallopia japonica) Case Causes Concern

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 13th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

As you may be aware, Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species in the UK, which although superficially attractive, causes major structural problems to buildings.  At its most prolific, it can grow up to 20cm a day. Its roots are 3 metres deep and it can grow through concrete. It spreads...

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Emma Northover

Boundary Disputes: Practical Tips

Posted by Emma Northover on January 29th 2018 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

The excesses and expense of boundary disputes never seem too far away from our national press.  Often we scoff at the number of years of stress and the legal expense invested by the protagonists.  Only recently an expensive house is being sold to meet the costs of a lost boundary...

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