COVID19: Landlords and Tenants

This emergency legislation provides for situations designed to tackle the sudden and challenging environment we now find ourselves in. COVID-19 has posed particular challenges for both landlords and tenants who Read more…

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Posted on May 5th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Law thoughts: Mind your manor(s)! Other people may have rights over your home.

Once upon a time……In the early 20th century lords of the manor in England and Wales were able to retain certain rights when land became freehold. That is ownership of Read more…

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Posted on Dec 17th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

GUY FAWKES: GUNPOWDER, TREASON, AND AN ABATEMENT NOTICE?

For 254 years following the Gunpowder plot it was a legal requirement for every person in the realm to observe the fifth of November and give thanks for the “joyful Read more…

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Posted on Nov 7th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Tree Preservation Order? It may be unlawful to cut down your own trees!

Tree Preservation Order? It may be unlawful to cut down your own trees!

In the interest of protecting the ‘amenity’ of trees, local planning authorities have the power to make a Tree Preservation Order (sometimes called a TPO) for trees, groups of trees, Read more…

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Posted on Apr 11th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

The benefits of Legal Expenses Insurance for property owners

benefits of Legal Expenses Insurance for property owners

Legal Expenses Insurance (or LEI as it’s also called sometimes) is becoming more common in today’s legal environment.  This type of insurance is often included as part of your home Read more…

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Posted on Jul 19th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: Am I In?

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) was announced in the 2007 Energy White Paper and the Energy Efficiency Scheme came into force in April 2010. The CRC is a mandatory scheme Read more…

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Posted on Feb 3rd, 2012 by Lyons Davidson

EPC Regulations and the Green Deal: a nudge towards synergy

Catherine Turner

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 had been expected in July but were eventually published in October. Together with the ‘Green Deal’, Read more…

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Posted on Dec 14th, 2011 by Lyons Davidson

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