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Mark Ollier

Drones and Listed Buildings

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 23rd 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

The Daily Telegraph reported in April 2019 that local authorities had been granted approval by the Civil Aviation Authority to use drones for commercial purposes.

They have been used for monitoring extension works and other exterior alterations including those to Listed Buildings and properties in rural areas where access is difficult.

Alterations...

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Mark Ollier

Concern over Rentcharges

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 22nd 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

In modern housing estates, the use of estate rentcharges has been a popular trend over the last 2  decades. For example there may be, what are in effect service charges for an estate, maybe for maintenance and repair of playparks, communal lighting and landscaped areas which may not be particularly...

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Brian Maxwell

Defra publishes information about two Countryside Stewardship Grants

Posted by Brian Maxwell on August 9th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published information about two Countryside Stewardship grants.

The facilitation fund grant application window opened on 5 August.

The facilitation fund grants money to help a group of farmers or land managers work together to improve the natural environment at a landscape scale...

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Mark Carlisle

Environment Secretary highlights important role of farmers in stewardship of environment

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 9th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Secretary of State at the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Teresa Villiers, attended Countryfile Live on 1 August and gave her first speech since taking office.

Teresa Villiers noted that the rural economy generates nearly £250 billion a year for the UK's overall GDP and she applauded...

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Benitia Knowles-Wright

Parental Responsibility: What is it, how do I get it and what are my rights?

Posted by Benitia Knowles-Wright on August 9th 2019 in FAMILY .

You may have heard ‘Parental Responsibility’ or ‘Parental Rights’ but often, when a family relationship is functioning, they are not terms that you have needed to give much thought to.  However, on the breakdown of a relationship many parents start to question what their rights are in respect of the...

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Benitia Knowles-Wright

Special Guardianship Orders

Posted by Benitia Knowles-Wright on August 9th 2019 in FAMILY .

A Special Guardianship Order (SGO) is a Court Order appointing someone other than a child's parent to be there "special guardian".  The appointment gives the special guardian parental rights for the child which takes precedence over the rights of the child's parents, effectively placing them in the driving seat for...

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