Yearly Archives: 2020

Green Homes Scheme Launches

Homeowners in England can now apply for vouchers worth up to £10,000 to make their homes more energy efficient through the government’s Green Homes Grant scheme, which opens this week. The Government has announced a £2 billion Green Homes Grant which will fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements of over 600,000 homes.…
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No let up!

There are some key requirements that apply to landlords if they are letting out a residential property, which are not only relevant where an employee is being housed under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, but also to the residential element of Agricultural Tenancies. Ready to let Immigration Private landlords have to see, copy and retain evidence…
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Frank Smith and Co Solicitors are awarded CQS accreditation

Frank Smith & Co Solicitors are delighted to have secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) – the mark of excellence for solicitors in the home buying process. Frank Smith & Co Solicitors underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks the firm out as…
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Natalie Smith joins Frank Smith and Co Solicitors  

Frank Smith & Co Solicitors are pleased to introduce and welcome Natalie Smith TEP to the firm.  Frank Smith, of no relation, set up the firm in 2016 as a specialist law firm advising on all aspects of property law.  The firm, which has gone from strength to strength, already has a substantial following.  As…
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Succession planning

There has never been a more important time to consider the succession plan for your family estate. Increasing uncertainty and volatility means it is crucial that your estate is in the hands of those that are empowered to protect its future. Alongside this, the Office of Tax Simplification has recently recommended changes to inheritance tax.…
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Legal Services Fully Resume in line with Government Guidance

Frank Smith & Co Solicitors welcome news from the UK Government last week that conveyancing services can now resume in England. Our residential, rural and commercial property departments are now fully operational and eager to resume those aspects of our work which previous restrictions prevented us from temporarily carrying out. Our first priority in recommencing…
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Bridging payments give cash injection to Stewardship Scheme claimants

Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship Scheme claimants will be offered bridging payments for the 2019 claim year. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed that farmers and land managers will be offered bridging payments for unpaid claims on their stewardship agreements. The interest-free loans will cover Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship 2019 payments to ensure…
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COVID-19: competition law to be relaxed for dairy industry

On 25 March 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published further guidance on cooperation between businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and its enforcement priorities in light of the current crisis. In summary, the CMA will not take enforcement action where businesses take temporary measures to coordinate action to ensure the supply of important goods…
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FRANK SMITH & CO SOLICITORS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Our Preparations As the impact of Coronavirus is being felt around the world I am writing to you to let you know that we are doing our best to ensure that we continue to provide you, our valued clients, with the advice and service that you have come to expect from us whilst prioritising the…
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