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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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Mark Carlisle

Who is liable to the users of a public right of way?

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 5th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

If the right of way in question is adpoted highway, then the highway authority will be responsible for its maintenance and will be liable to its users.  The landowner merely retains his interest in the subsoil from which no liability should arise.

If however the right of way is not adopted, no...

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Mark Carlisle

Luxury Hamper Competition Winner is Tom Palmer

Posted by Mark Carlisle on July 11th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

A huge well done to Tom Palmer from Colyford who was the winner of our competition at the recent Axe Vale Show. Tom is now the proud owner of a luxury hamper created by Rachael and Geoffrey Tattershall of Colyford Post Office.   I am a staunch supporter of local businesses and am delighted...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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