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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Proprietary Estoppel: son entitled to inherit family farm and mother's farming partnership share (High Court)

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on July 2nd 2018 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

The High Court held that, under proprietary estoppel, a son (G) was entitled, on his mother's (Mrs T's) death, to the entire family farm and her farm partnership share.

From leaving school in 1979, G worked on his parents' farms, seven days a week, up to 18 hours a day, with...

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Mark Carlisle

Rural Crime Survey

Posted by Mark Carlisle on June 12th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The 2018 National Rural Crime Survey, of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across England and Wales, is now open and closes on Sunday 10 June. The National Rural Crime Network produces a series of recommendations to the police and is funded by 28 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).

The...

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Mark Ollier

Landlord’s Obligations to Consult with Residential Leaseholders

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 21st 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

Landlord’s should consult with residential leaseholders before either carrying out works above a certain value to a building, or entering into any long term agreement for the provision of services.  That obligation only applies where a “qualifying long term agreement” is in effect.  This is normally an Agreement (such as...

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Mark Ollier

GDPR and the Role of Landlords and their Agents

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 21st 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

New angles to the GDPR legislation arise every week.  One of the issues affecting the property market is the role of property owners and landlords where they hold personal data. 

Landlords, managing agents and sales or letting agents will obviously find themselves holding information about tenants occupying properties owned by their...

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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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