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Richard Glanville

Environment Agency deadline to upgrade or replace existing septic tanks that discharge to surface waters in England

Posted by Richard Glanville on October 28th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

Septic tanks that discharge to surface waters in England should be upgraded or replaced by 1 January 2020.

The Environment Agency (EA) state that options for upgrading or replacing include:

  • Connection to mains sewer (where available).
  • Installation of a drainage field to discharge to ground instead.
  • Replacing the septic tank with a small sewage...

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Mark Ollier

Notices Requiring Possession of Assured Shorthold Tenancies

Posted by Mark Ollier on April 17th 2019 in COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , MOVING HOUSE .

The news that the Government is thinking of planning on heavily amending Landlord’s rights to serve Section Notices on tenants requiring possession,  comes as something of a surprise, even after the raft of new rules and regulations imposed on private Landlords and the tax changes including huge surcharges on SDLT...

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Mark Ollier

Rented Property Change of Ownership

Posted by Mark Ollier on January 10th 2019 in COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , MOVING HOUSE .

Notices regarding change of ownership of rented properties - Tenants are not always aware that the identity of their Landlord has changed and Landlords are often unaware of their obligations both in respect of residential and commercial properties where the freehold has changed hands and a new Landlord is in...

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Mark Ollier

How to choose a Solicitor

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 17th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , FAMILY , MOVING HOUSE , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Choosing a Solicitor?

As a regular subscriber to Which magazine, I was immensely gratified to see the booklet enclosed which their latest issue dealing with “Planning your Next House Move”

They recommend choosing specialists to carry out the legal work and say that solicitors offer a wider range of legal services than...

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Mark Ollier

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 2nd 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

Having agreed that you want to take on new commercial premises, you need to think next about the length of the lease and whether or not you will be able to renew it at the end of the original term.

The point about the length of a lease is that ordinarily,...

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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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