• Axminster: 01297 630700
  • Seaton: 01297 626950
  • Chard: 01460 269700
  • Honiton: 01404 548050

Keep updated

Read our latest news, bringing you up-to-date with the latest legal changes and developments as well as Beviss and
Beckingsale news.

Beviss and Beckingsale
Mark Carlisle

Government to pay farmers in stewardship agreements by the end of July

Posted by Mark Carlisle on June 21st 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 19th June 2019, the government has confirmed that farmers and land managers in Environmental Stewardship (ES) and Countryside Stewardship (CS) agreements will receive full payment for the amount they were owed, by the end of July.

A significant number of ES and CS customers have not yet received payment for...

Read More

Beviss and Beckingsale
Mark Ollier

Investigating the Leasehold Housing Market

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 20th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

On the 11th June this year the Competition and Markets Authority or CMA announced an investigation into a potential breaches of Consumer Protection law in the Leasehold Housing Market.   The concerns raised by the CMA include a potential miss selling of leasehold properties, and potentially onerous and unfair contract terms...

Read More

Beviss and Beckingsale
Mark Ollier

Cap on Tenancy Deposits

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 20th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

Those involved in the rented sector should note that on residential tenancies, with effect from the 1st June 2019 there has been a cap on tenancy deposits.   The maximum deposit that can be taken is 5 weeks rent unless the annual rent is £50,000 or more when 6 weeks rent...

Read More

Beviss and Beckingsale
Paul Watkins

Probate Registry delays cause more pain for families

Posted by Paul Watkins on June 14th 2019 in WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Bereaved families who are suffering the loss of a loved one are now having to deal with the pain of the Probate Registry delays. One family commented to us:- "We really are at our wit's end and are worried that we may lose the buyer we have for mum's house. ...

Read More

Beviss and Beckingsale
Mark Carlisle

Government publishes guidance on stopping harmful weeds

Posted by Mark Carlisle on June 3rd 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 20 May 2019, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance on stopping, disposing and reporting spreading harmful weeds on land that are used for grazing livestock or growing crops.

The guidance involves preventing ragwort (an injurious weed) by referring to the Code of Practice on...

Read More