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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos...
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Introduction to subsidenceSubsidence occurs when the ground underneath a structure is unable to support it effectively.Many factors can trigger...
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What is land remediation relief?Land remediation relief (LRR) is a relief from corporation tax for expenditure on remediating contaminated land or...
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On 13 April 2016, the Law Society issued an updated practice note on contaminated land. Prior to this, the practice note dated 18 December 2014,...
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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are...
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What are invasive non-native species?Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to an area outside of their...
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This Practice Note sets out the key legal issues pertaining to the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) and regulation of the water and...
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Commercial Property Standard EnquiriesThe Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry standard pre-contract enquiries for...
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Japanese knotweed was introduced to the UK in the 19th century as an ornamental garden plant. It had been used in Japan to stabilise sand banks and...
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What is a wildlife licence?A wildlife licence is required to carry out any activity prohibited under wildlife legislation, including to:•kill or take...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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Private nuisancePrivate nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it....
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What are invasive species?‘Invasive species’ are those plants and animals that have the potential to occupy land, spread or grow in a manner that...
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Private nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it. That...
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Reading a request objectivelyWhere a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) is phrased clearly and unambiguously, the receiving...
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25th Sep
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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) confers a general right of access to information that is held by a public authority. By virtue of this...
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25th Sep
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In briefSection 34 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) provides an exemption from the normal section 1 duties—the duty to “confirm or...
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25th Sep
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Since the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391, there have...
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25th Sep
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Applicants under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) should have a right to complain to a public authority if their request for information...
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25th Sep
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The freedom of information regime in the United Kingdom is governed by the following key pieces of legislation:•Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note focuses on the key points for public authorities to consider when complying with a freedom of information request. Under the...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the provisions for refusing vexatious or repeated requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000), s...
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25th Sep
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note provides an overview of the exemptions under the Freedom of...
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26th Sep
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Scope of exemptionDisclosure of personal data under freedom of information (FOI)...
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26th Sep
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived is not maintained.This Practice Note collates and summarises notable archived decisions and case law...
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26th Sep
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ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained. [Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date]Dear [applicant’s name]Thank you for your...
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ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date]Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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[Insert address of applicant][Insert name of public authority][Insert address of public authority][Insert date of application]Dear [insert...
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1 Freedom of Information 1.1 In this Agreement, the terms ‘Information’[, ‘Environmental Information’] and ‘Request for...
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