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Establishing Rights Over Fences & Boundaries
Establishing Rights Over Fences & Boundaries
The legal position with regards to boundary and fence disputes, and how neighbours can often solve the problems themselves without having to resort to expensive legal…...
Legal Aid Cuts Make Fighting Disputes More Expensive
Legal Aid Cuts Make Fighting Disputes More Expensive
Legal Aid is among the budgets being cut by the government. Find out how could this affect you in a neighbour dispute....
Problems With Drains: Who is Responsible for What?
Problems With Drains: Who is Responsible for What?
Blocked drains can be a source of tension between neighbours, but how do you find out who is really responsible?...
Public Rights of Way in England and Wales
Public Rights of Way in England and Wales
We take a look at the different types of public rights of way in England and Wales, as well as the obligations of the land owners and what is expected of the public…...
The Housing Act 1996 Explained
The Housing Act 1996 Explained
An overview of the key provisions of the Housing Act 1996 relating to the powers of social landlords to take action against tenants who engage in anti-social behaviour....
The Laws on Dangerous Dogs
The Laws on Dangerous Dogs
Find out about the legal action you can resort to when dealing with dangerous or troublesome dogs, and the legal responsibilities which owners need to be aware of....
What Are Restrictive Covenants?
What Are Restrictive Covenants?
What are restrictive covenants and what are the options and legal obligations if one has been breached?...
Your Rights on Trees & Overhanging Branches
Your Rights on Trees & Overhanging Branches
What your rights are with regards to trees and overhanging branches between your own and your neighbour’s property, and the laws that regulate what you can and cannot do....
Your Rights Under Noise & Statutory Nuisance Act 1993
Your Rights Under Noise & Statutory Nuisance Act 1993
How the noise and statutory nuisance act works in conjunction with other acts to protect you from nuisance noise. Find out how the Environmental Health Department can…...
Your Rights Under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992
Your Rights Under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992
If you can't reach an agreement over gaining access to your neighbour's land, you can apply for an access order under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992. Find…...
Your Rights Under the Clean Air Act 1993
Your Rights Under the Clean Air Act 1993
How the clean air Act 1993 aims to ensure we are not exposed to the dangers of excessive and damaging smoke, and what we need to do as individuals businesses to ensure…...
Your Rights Under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998
Your Rights Under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998
The main points of legislation and your rights under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and how it was introduced to devolve more power to local authorities in an effort…...
Your Rights Under the Criminal Justice & Police Act 2001
Your Rights Under the Criminal Justice & Police Act 2001
How the criminal justice and police act 2001 is aimed at combating crime and disorder within our local community and the powers which the police have to ensure they…...
Your Rights Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990
Your Rights Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990
How the environmental protection act 1990 aims to keep the environment in your community safe, and understanding your rights with regards to any nuisance caused by…...
Your Rights Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Your Rights Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Your rights to accessing information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. How to make a request and what to do if you need to make an appeal....
Your Rights Under the Human Rights Act 1998
Your Rights Under the Human Rights Act 1998
Some of the basic fundamental human rights you are entitled to under The Human Rights Act 1998, and how you can take matters further if you feel your human rights are…...
Your Rights Under the Local Government Act 2000
Your Rights Under the Local Government Act 2000
How the Local Government Act 2000 was established to give more power to local authority’s which had previously been the responsibility of central government, and how…...
Your Rights Under the Noise Act 1996
Your Rights Under the Noise Act 1996
Your rights under The Noise Act 1996 and what those who do not comply can expect to happen in terms of legal action that can be taken against them....
Your Rights Under the Party Wall Act 1996
Your Rights Under the Party Wall Act 1996
How to comply with the Party Wall Act 1996 when making any structural alterations to a party wall, and what action to take if you have a dispute with your neighbour....
Your Rights Under the Protection From Harassment Act 1997
Your Rights Under the Protection From Harassment Act 1997
What constitutes harassment and what action you can take if you feel you are being harassed. Plus how a person could still be found guilty of harassment even if it was…...
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