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How can you deal with illegal or unauthorised encampments?

Posted on 20th July 2021 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Parks, Affordable Housing

As we move into the school holidays, we are seeing an increase in instructions for removing unauthorised encampments from land. Given the lack of affordable housing, traveller sites and, now, holiday accommodation in hot spot areas, we expect to see a big rise in unauthorised encampments across popular visitor sites.

Posted by

Sarah Schooling

Associate and Solicitor

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Business Property Relief and Holiday Parks

Posted on 08th July 2021 in Parks, Later Life Planning

Two years ago this month, the Office of Tax Simplification published their second report into the reform of Inheritance Tax. Having gathered information from practitioners, government departments and the public, they sought to publish their findings about how the complex Inheritance Tax system could be reformed.

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

New Right to Repair law comes into force

Posted on 01st July 2021 in Parks

Manufacturers will now have to make spare parts available for white goods and appliances including washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators and TVs for the first time, with a view to making them easier to repair and cheaper to run.

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

Insights

Leasehold reform to make buying lease agreements easier, faster and cheaper

Posted on 25th May 2021 in Parks

The Government will reform leasehold tenure in England and Wales to make buying or extending lease agreements “easier, faster, fairer and cheaper”, through a two-part legislative process.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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Welsh flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy updated

Posted on 05th January 2021 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Parks

The Welsh Government finalised their policy and strategy for flood and coastal erosion risk management on 5th November 2020, replacing the previous 2011 strategy.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

Changes to air quality regulations for domestic wood burners

Posted on 08th December 2020 in Parks

This week, on the 7th October, new clean air regulations came into force on the domestic burning of solid wood and fuels in England.

Posted by

Kirsty McLennan

Associate and Solicitor

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No change to RPI methodology until 2030

Posted on 02nd December 2020 in Parks

On 25 November 2020, the UK government and UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) published their response to the joint consultation on the timing of the reform to the Retail Prices Index (RPI).

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

Insights

How Business Property Relief (BPR) affects holiday parks and lets

Posted on 09th November 2020 in Parks

A Revenue victory against the taxpayer has put another nail in the coffin for businesses hoping to obtain Business Property Relief from Inheritance Tax.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

Insights

Fit and Proper Person Licensing

Posted on 11th September 2020 in Parks

On 3 September 2020, the House of Lords debated the Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020.

Posted by

Anouska Musson

Associate and Solicitor

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Top tips for protecting against litigation fraud

Posted on 24th June 2020 in Parks

Fraudsters and other con artists employ ever more intelligent tricks to get their hands on money, by threatening legal action for alleged non-payment of invoices or illegal use of copyrighted materials.

Posted by

Leah Joyner

Paralegal

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How to protect against litigation fraud

Posted on 04th June 2020 in Parks

Fraudsters and other con artists employ ever more intelligent tricks to get their hands on money, by threatening legal action for alleged non-payment of invoices or illegal use of copyrighted materials.

Posted by

Leah Joyner

Paralegal

Insights

Are we about to witness a shift in the law relating to trespass?

Posted on 06th March 2020 in Parks

The government consultation on proposals to broaden the categories of criminal trespass in England and Wales and to grant the police greater powers to disperse unauthorised encampments has just ended.

Posted by

Anouska Musson

Associate and Solicitor