It is now almost impossible to borrow against land affected by Japanese Knotweed, even if it’s on a neighbouring site. This article covers what measures can be taken to force a neighbour to deal with removal of the plant. A landowner or occupier is under a duty to prevent the escape of Japanese Knotweed onto […]
Most farmers and land owners understandably do not spend a lot of time thinking about their pensions as the majority of a farmer’s assets are land, however, forthcoming changes to pension rules mean that pensions should not be overlooked, particularly when a couple are separating. From April 2015, if you are aged over 55 years […]
Not everyone will be able to access all the new pension freedoms through their current pension scheme. Consolidating older pensions into a more modern vehicle may not only allow greater flexibility on how income can be taken, but could allow flexible access without cutting funding limits. A case study: The client Julie is in her […]
The news back in September of last year that the Supreme Court of England and Wales had refused yoghurt-maker Chobani permission to appeal against the earlier rulings of the Court of Appeal and High Court brought to an end its dispute with competitor Fage, market leader and owner of the Total brand of Greek yoghurt. […]
Where there is a will there is a way, or is there…? When considering making a will, if you farm in partnership, it is also necessary to consider the terms of the partnership agreement and it may be necessary to have a written partnership agreement drawn up or an existing one amended. The key is […]
Did you know that if your property is located within groundwater source protection zone 1 (“SPZ1”) and you have not got a permit for your septic tank or sewage treatment system then you will be in breach of environmental legislation and may be at risk of a serious penalty? The Environment Agency designates three groundwater […]
If you are concerned about adverse rights of way claims being made against your land then you may have made a deposit under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 with your local county council in the past. The purpose of a landowner making such a deposit is to provide evidence of a lack of […]
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