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Jeffrey Shaw

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  1. Odd that Wigan Athletic may follow Bury FC down the plughole: both teams are in Greater Manchester and their woes overlap with the elevation of Salford City (also in Greater Manchester).
  2. Erm, this thread relates to moving Sheaf Street- not to Supertram's future vehicles.
  3. Beware, though. Some of the houses are owned underleasehold for quite short unexpired term. So make the vendor buy the freehold and leasehold reversions at the same time as (or before) you complete your purchase.
  4. Best to refer to HMG's website information. See https://www.gov.uk/guidance/party-wall-etc-act-1996-guidance
  5. I don't think that Coppen uses e-mail. Or computers.
  6. No. As always, the best advice is caveat emptor [ = 'let the buyer beware']. The vendor can sell in the usual way, without depositing any pack in the hands of EA. But obviously the purchaser's solicitors will need from the vendor's solicitor things like: a. contract of sale; b. evidence of V's ownership; c. V's replies to the Law Society standard questionnaires (forms TA6 re property, TA7 re leasehold (if it is), TA10 re contents); d. Landlord's replies to the standard questionnaire form LPE1, if the property is a flat; and e. copies of all statutory permissions/consents available.
  7. But most bus operators do not 'buy' buses at all. They lease them, rather as train operators do.
  8. It does all sound like re-inventing South Yorkshire County Council (b. 1974- d.1985). As first created, it took-over all Districts' bus functions- except that Barnsley did not have one, so that left Sheffield/Rotherham/Doncaster only. SYPTE as operator begat SYT which begat Mainline which First bought-out.
  9. Not quite so. But you may have meant that you cannot successfully prosecute someone for actions/omissions which are lawful. After all, every prosecution is against someone for actions/omissions that are allegedly unlawful. The Court's decision will be whether the accused is guilty or not. That sometimes depends not only on proof of the actions/omissions but also 'mens rea' (= more or less, whether the accused's actions met the required degree of intention or culpability). Example- the crime of theft, under the Theft Act 1968: a model of clear and concise wording. This involves: a. three actions, or at least factual elements; and b. two intentions. Here's s1(1) in full but vertically, with my additions [A1, A2, A3 and I1,I2]: Basic definition of theft. (1) A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly [I1] appropriates [A1] property [A2] belonging to another [A3] with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it [I2]; and “thief” and “steal” shall be construed accordingly. See http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/60/section/1
  10. Often, yes. Coppen rarely: a. replies to letters from tenants; or b. negotiates other than with a tenant's Chartered Surveyor.
  11. Or use something like SPAMfighter. There are free versions as well as the paid-for ones.
  12. Yes, in most cases- unless there's any conflict of interest amongst them. But a Grant of Probate is needed before the Executor can deal with any such sale.
  13. A. No. You already own the lease- see B. What you wish to buy is Coppen's freehold reversion. B. As you have owned the lease for > 2yrs., you have a statutory right to the freehold reversion: see the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. C. The insurance fee is not payable if (a) the Lease contains no restriction or (b) you serve an annual s.164 Notice. D. Do not try approaching Coppen without professional assistance. The cost is likely to be swelled by its fees, payable by you. E. Yes, if you wish- but you'd need to contact me direct during office hours.
  14. No Travelodges open here yet: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/news/coronavirus.html#hopen
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