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Being sure of the groundrules in the garden - 29 April 2019

Warmer weather draws our attention to the outdoors and a visit to the garden centre will be top of the to-do list for many as their thoughts turn to gardens after the slow start to spring. But being sure of the ground rules is a good idea before you start.

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Tenant Fees Act 2019 - 26 April 2019

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (the Act) is part of a Government scheme to make residential letting fairer and to reduce the “hidden” costs that many tenants face when renting in the private sector. Tenants can see at the outset of a tenancy what the real cost of renting that property will be.

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Complying with the new energy efficiency legislation (EPC tests)

As if landlords didn’t have enough paperwork to worry about, as of the 1st April 2018, things got even more complicated.

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What happens if you’re refused planning permission & how to challenge a decision - 13 March 2019

The planning process is a long and complicated one, which may not always produce the result the client desires. If a planning application isn’t filed correctly, or there are objections to the plan then it can be thwarted at the first hurdle. So, if your planning application has been refused, how can you challenge that decision, and what can you do to make the process easier?

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Landowners carries the can on illegal wastes - 12 march 2019

An illegal waste wood stockpile on land in Devon has seen the landowner prosecuted and left with the clean-up bill after being held responsible for knowingly permitting the tenants’ activities.

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