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  1. Try Fresh 'n Clean (highly recommended): https://www.bing.com/search?q=Fresh+'n+Clean+sheffield&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&pq=fresh+'n+clean+sheffield&sc=1-24&sk=&cvid=5788319D8A6C4416A07D7ED1B283584F
  2. It hasn't closed at all! I know- I was there last this week for a check-up. But it now trades as Ringinglow Dental Practice: see https://ringinglowdental.co.uk/ I think that Mark took early retirement. He was a very good dentist and I'm sorry that he's gone too.
  3. The case report is here: http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2021/5.html
  4. Advantages might include: a. chain avoided b. no EA fees on your sale; and c. completion before SDLT rates rise (1 April, unless Budget changes this).
  5. I am told (by the "It's Our City" campaign) that the Sheffield Referendum WILL be held this May.
  6. No. This year's Local Elections (running late!) will be going ahead in May. So will the Sheffield Referendum.
  7. But it's odd how much influence is still wielded globally by such undemocratic countries. I'm always puzzled, too, when undemocratic countries pop-up chairing things like the UNO 'human rights' malarkey!
  8. But the Footsie measures only the top 100 shares, weighted by market capitalisation, as far as I know. This might make it unrepresentative of market trends generally and also excludes 'special situation' share price changes.
  9. Yes. The so-called "Chelsea tractors", I think. I've yet to understand why they're needed in a city. Wear and tear on road surfaces is, however, not really a new concept. (And 'cheapest' does not always equate to 'best value for [taxpayers'] money!)
  10. There is a (proper) tram network in Manchester/Salford. Does that not serve?
  11. Largely because a flat's tenant (leaseholder) does not have an individual right to enfranchise. Oh, and that so-called 'principle' is illusory. Whether a freehold or a leasehold, estate ownership includes (unless explicitly excluded): a. the building; b. the land on which it stands; and c. the airspace above it. The title deeds (inc. lease) often cut-down that extent. Even a freehold might exclude the mines and minerals below ground.
  12. Yes, if: a. title has vested in the Crown; and b. the collective leaseholders can show a statutory entitlement; and c. the appropriate form is submitted.
  13. Al of the posts above are wrong, I regret, and they smack of lack of background knowledge. Houses are leasehold in industrial areas for these reasons: 1. Until WW1, fewer than 5% of houses in E&W were owner-occupied. Virtually everybody had weekly-rent tenancies. 2. The Industrial Revolution, however, put sizeable wages in workers' pockets each week, for the first time. 3. So Building Societies were formed, in order to finance house purchase- most BSs originate in the I.R. period (1850-1900ish). 4. There was no T&C Planning legislation until 1947. 5. Positive covenants do not work very well on freehold properties. 6. So the only way of prohibiting noisy/smelly use was by leasehold covenants (e.g. no tallow chandling, tripe boiling, etc.) 7. Stamp Duty used to apply to land transactions. There were various steps at which the SD rate increased (e.g. >99yrs., > 999yrs.) 8. So leases tended to be for 99 or 99yrs in many cases. 9. Fast-forward to 1950/1960s. The 99yr leases characteristic of South Wales were ending. Landlords were demanding over-large premiums (prices) for Deeds of Surrender and Regrant that would renew the lease's term. 10. So in South Wales, a Labour heartland, backbench MPs' constituents told them that they could say goodbye to their rock-solid majorities unless they did something about it all. 1. Hence the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. = nothing to do with either The Crown or The Price of Wales.
  14. As I previous;y posted, please read s.166 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. I've copied it below, with my bold print added. Since it came into force (31 May 2005), NOT ONE of Coppen's ground rent demands has been compliant. It does not serve any Notice containing the statutorily-required wording with information for the tenant (= leaseholder) and the dates that it uses often do not comply either. The rent is not swept away, of course- a valid demand can cover rent that would otherwise have fallen due. So: a. it has never validly demanded rent; and b. you've never been obliged to pay rent; and therefore c. no 'late payment' penalty is due either. Coppen knows this but continues to ignore the law. 166. Requirement to notify long leaseholders that rent is due (1) A tenant under a long lease of a dwelling is not liable to make a payment of rent under the lease unless the landlord has given him a notice relating to the payment; and the date on which he is liable to make the payment is that specified in the notice. (2) The notice must specify— (a) the amount of the payment, (b) the date on which the tenant is liable to make it, and (c) if different from that date, the date on which he would have been liable to make it in accordance with the lease, and shall contain any such further information as may be prescribed. (3) The date on which the tenant is liable to make the payment must not be— (a) either less than 30 days or more than 60 days after the day on which the notice is given, or (b)before that on which he would have been liable to make it in accordance with the lease. (4)If the date on which the tenant is liable to make the payment is after that on which he would have been liable to make it in accordance with the lease, any provisions of the lease relating to non-payment or late payment of rent have effect accordingly. (5)The notice— (a)must be in the prescribed form, and (b)may be sent by post. (6) If the notice is sent by post, it must be addressed to a tenant at the dwelling unless he has notified the landlord in writing of a different address in England and Wales at which he wishes to be given notices under this section (in which case it must be addressed to him there). (7) In this section “rent” does not include— (a) a service charge (within the meaning of section 18(1) of the 1985 Act), or (b) an administration charge (within the meaning of Part 1 of Schedule 11 to this Act). (8) In this section “long lease of a dwelling” does not include— (a) a tenancy to which Part 2 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (c. 56) (business tenancies) applies, (b) a tenancy of an agricultural holding within the meaning of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (c. 5) in relation to which that Act applies, or (c) a farm business tenancy within the meaning of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (c. 8). (9) In this section— “dwelling” has the same meaning as in the 1985 Act, “landlord” and “tenant” have the same meanings as in Chapter 1 of this Part, “long lease” has the meaning given by sections 76 and 77 of this Act, and “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the appropriate national authority.
  15. Post is a problem, too. HMRC now uses a non-geographic postal address (postcode 'BX'); anything sent there might or might not arrive.
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