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Avoiding septic tanks blockages when it comes to selling

Joanne Sworder
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Over the past year housing market has been characterised by slumping prices and sluggish sales in many areas, posing a challenge to would-be sellers looking to move on.    And for those who are not connected to mains drainage, generally in rural...

Are You and Your Company GDPR Ready?

Elliot Varnam
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has replaced the old data protection legislation, and will be applicable EU-wide from 25th May 2018. It may seem like a long way off, but you need to start asking yourself what personal data you hold, where it came from and who you share it with now as putting the necessary procedures in place could take some time.

New Head of Commercial & Corporate at Andrew & Co Solicitors

Paul Simpson
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Andrew & Co Solicitors has appointed a new Head of Corporate & Commercial following the departure of Helen Bell.   Helen, who has been at the helm for the last five years, is moving to France to start a new venture. She will be replaced by...

Were the police right to name people charged with drink driving?

Michael Pace
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Over the festive period Lincolnshire Police took the decision to name and shame people charged with drink or drug-driving on social media. Currently the law allows for the publishing of a person’s name once they have been charged with an...

Proposals to ban letting agents' fees

Kathryn Bolton
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The Government has found evidence that tenant fees are often poorly explained and that tenants are confused or unaware about the true cost of renting a property and proposes to ban letting fees imposed by landlords and letting agents on tenants.   The...

Warning Over Common-law Marriage Myth

Julie Bailey
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Worryingly, thousands of people in the East Midlands who live with their partner but are not married are unaware that they have little or no legal rights should their relationship end. During Cohabitation Awareness Week (27 th November to 1 st December)...

Stamp Duty and First-time Buyers - Everything You Need to Know

Joanne Sworder
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There was good news for first-time buyers in Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget today: Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) will be scrapped immediately for first-time buyers of homes below £300,000. First-time buyers will pay nothing on the first...

Will New Companies House Regulations Impact My Business?

Paul Simpson
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As of 26 th June 2017, new regulations for the filing of persons with significant control at Companies House came into force, changing the registration process. You must be aware of these changes as you may face prosecution if you fail to comply with them. ...

New Solicitor at Andrew & Co is Hot Property

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Andrew & Co Solicitors is continuing to expand with the appointment of commercial property solicitor John Roper. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2004, John has experience in a wide range of commercial property work including landlord and tenant law,...

New Roadworthiness Rules for Tractors

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that from next year agricultural tractors capable of more than 40km/h (c 25mph) used to transport commercial goods will be subject to roadworthiness testing from 20th May 2018. The first test will fall when...

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