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Further extension of moratorium on possession claims

With effect from 22 August, the temporary rule that suspends all evictions and possession claims against residential and commercial tenants and mortgagors has been extended until 20th September 2020. The moratorium...

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Extension of planning permissions

The provisions in the Business and Planning Act 2020 that extend the duration of some planning permissions come into effect on 19 August 2020. Under the Act, which applies to planning...

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Government cash for protecting the Green Belt

The Housing Minister, Esther McVey MP, announced on 12 September 2019 that the Government has made nearly £2m available to local planing authorities to support a crackdown on illegal development with...

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Defra consultation on agricultural tenancy reform

In his capacity as chairman of the RICS working party that produces the industry standard model tenancy agreements and grazing and cropping licences, and the RICS representative on TRIG (the tenancy...

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

It is always pleasing when we see our professional expertise acknowledged by other professionals. We were therefore particularly pleased to come across a posting on a potential competitor firm’s website that...

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Grants to restore historic farm buildings

The Historic Building Restoration Grant scheme opened for applications on 29 March 2018.  The scheme is being piloted in the Dartmoor, Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Owners...

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