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Sporting Rights On Third Party Land

Disputes about sporting rights are fairly common, but cases on this area of the law are rare. In Fuller v. Kitzing , in which Loxley acted for the owner of sporting rights, the High Court considered a number of issues about how such rights should be...

Granting ASTs: How To Avoid The Pitfalls

Letting property to tenants on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) is something thousands of landlords across the country do. However, despite granting an AST appearing straightforward there are many pitfalls the unwary landlord or agent can fall into! Below...

New Pre-Action Protocol For Debt Claims

As of 1 October 2017, when seeking to recover monies owed to them by individuals (including sole traders and public bodies) businesses must comply with the new Civil Procedure Rules’ Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (the “Protocol”)....

Guidance For Farmers Affected By HS2

The government has published guides for farmers and growers affected by High Speed Two’s (HS2) construction. The guides set out High Speed Two (HS2) Limited’s proposed approach to handling agricultural property matters. The idea is that they are...

Funding For Woodland Creation

Natural England has recently published the Countryside Stewardship woodland creation grant manual for 2018. Woodland creation provides funding to supply, plant, weed and protect young trees. Farmers and other land managers can apply for a two-year capital...

What is Chancel Repair Liability?

Chancel repair liability is an obligation which relates to properties located within some historic parish boundaries. The obligation originates from mediaeval times where land, previously owned by the church, was sold and the new owner became subject to an...

Rights of Way: When Can Additional Land Benefit?

  Mr Gore lived in The Granary which he accessed by means of a shared driveway from Church Street in Pangbourne. An express right of way for The Granary over the driveway to Church Street was granted in a conveyance dating from 1921. Part of the...

Recent Business Property Relief Decisions

Two First-tier Tribunal (FTT) decisions this summer have helped clarify if furnished holiday lets and livery stable businesses qualify for business property relief (BPR). In Personal Representatives of the Estate of M W Vigne Deceased v HMRC [2017] UKFTT...

Government to refund £89 million in power of attorney fees

The Ministry of Justice has admitted charging excessive fees for issuing powers of attorney. The fee of £110, which was charged throughout a four-year period, until April 2017, exceeded the cost of processing the application. Government agencies are...

Town and Village Greens: Important Recent Decision

R (St John College Cambridge) v Cambridgeshire County Council [2017] EWHC 1753 (Admin) In a recent case between St John’s College Cambridge and Cambridge County Council it was held that applicants for land to be registered as a town and village...

Agricultural worker labour shortages

The Office for National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey suggests that in 2016 27,000 people from other EU member states worked in UK agriculture in 2016, and 116,000 EU nationals worked in the UK’s food manufacturing sector. However, in peak...

Limitation in professional negligence claims - don't be caught out

If you think that you may have a claim against a professional such as an accountant, barrister or solicitor time may be of the essence - don’t be caught out by limitation. Claims against professionals are generally brought by claimants in breach of...

Increase in average length of FBTs

Increase in average length of FBTs The Tenant Famers Association (the “TFA”) has picked up on a recent report by the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (the “CAAV”) which indicates that there has been an upwards shift...

New Agricultural Bill

One of the draft Bills announced in the Queen’s speech is an Agriculture Bill, which will be accompanied by legislation to “ensure that the United Kingdom makes a success of Brexit, establishing new national policies on agriculture.” The...

AHA 1986: successful application for bad husbandry​ certificate

Cruse v F J Snook & Son Limited , 2017 Under Paragraph 9 Part II of Schedule 3 of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 a landlord of an agricultural holding can apply for what is commonly known as a certificate of bad husbandry against their tenant....
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