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Jeffrey Shaw

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  1. Yet what about the Post Office sub-postmasters hounded for non-existent frauds? Ideally, the PO text scammers might target the executives whose fault that was.
  2. Mind you, the Referendum was won. So the 'trick' to which you refer was in fact a very successful campaign. And Labour tried to face both ways at the time, a la Janus. How did that work out, too?
  3. The answer lies in s.11 of the Landlord and Tenant 1985 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/70/section/11 Here's s.11(1) with my added underlining: In a lease to which this section applies (as to which, see sections 13 and 14) there is implied a covenant by the lessor— (a) to keep in repair the structure and exterior of the dwelling-house (including drains, gutters and external pipes), (b) to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for the supply of water, gas and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences, but not other fixtures, fittings and appliances for making use of the supply of water, gas or electricity), and (c) to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for space heating and heating water. Until the letting ends, L's duty continues- even if T is overstaying the Notice Seeking Possession.
  4. Comedy as it should be! Although he popped-up on SF some years ago, when appearing at local stand-up venues (see https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/search/?q=wrigglesworth&quick=1), he's now a BBC Radio 4 regular. His idiosyncratic local style is very effective and highly recommended even for people not actually from/in Sheffield. You can catch his most recent series currently being repeated on Radio4Extra late every Monday night or, via BBC Sounds. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qkp8n
  5. Better: when/if he says "Diane Abbott"- ref. Dead Ringers https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000x1gn
  6. Abysmal seems to mild a word for it. Maybe the LDP is right, for once, and the future holds a different two party split (Conservative v. LDP) with the Labour Party all but extinct?
  7. Yes- but why not start at 3 x deposit, since that's what is set as the penalty if the matter comes to Court? L ought to be delighted to settle-up at once for the full amount, avoiding potentially expensive litigation and unwelcome publicity.
  8. I doubt that a non-VAT-registered trader is permitted to charge VAT on anything at all; but I stand open to correction! Best to consult either HMRC or your accountant.
  9. unless they come equipped with extraordinarily long flexes, to plug 'em in...
  10. There seems to be a standard script for all large businesses and their answering machines/service: "We are receiving particularly high call volumes..." No, they're not. "Particularly" must mean "more than usual"- so whyever is the message the same for all of them and no matter at what time of day?
  11. Yes. Start at https://www.gov.uk/make-money-claim
  12. Gloria di Piero decamped from Times Radio, albeit T.R. has not mentioned her flit. If you need an alternative to BBC News, try Times Radio- see https://www.thetimes.co.uk/radio/schedule
  13. Roll-on hydrogen fuel. There's one filing station locally, at Catcliffe.
  14. [EDITED/REVISED ANSWER} Probably twelve years. The six-year rule applies to rent, by s.8(2) and s.19 combined. Why? Too long to explain here, but it rests on the Limitation Act 1980. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/58/contents- see sections 8(1), below, in which 'specialty' means a Deed and therefore includes the Lease: 8 Time limit for actions on a specialty. (1). An action upon a specialty shall not be brought after the expiration of twelve years from the date on which the cause of action accrued. (2) Subsection (1) above shall not affect any action for which a shorter period of limitation is prescribed by any other provision of this Act. The six-year rule applies only to rent, by s.8(2) and s.19 combined.
  15. 14 July 1991 marked the start of the WSG, my tee-shirt tells me. What, 30yrs ago? Crumbs.
  16. Yes. See all posts re s.166 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. Note: no Coppen ground rent demand has ever complied with s.166, as far as I know- I stand open to correction!
  17. Every leasehold title is created out of a freehold title (even if the latter is still unregistered). Most freehold titles span many leaseholds. This is usually because: a. it's a block of flats; or b. it's a portfolio of various houses, acquired as a single lot. A freehold title is marked with a Schedule of Leases that derive from it. The Schedule entries show each one's leasehold tittle number, with a space if the leasehold is not yet registered. So the answer to your question is that: a. the presence of leases other than one's own is of no real significance to one's own leasehold ownership; but b. is certainly of major significance so far as relates to the block's leaseholds or to anyone seeking to purchase the freehold tile in whole or in part.
  18. I remember him from then, too. Confession: he's the only artist over whom I have been sick. Upset stomach; queue to see teacher; delay in reaching front to ask permission to be excused. He caught the lot on his trousers. What can I say?
  19. £7 per year is low- but Coppen has economies of scale in owning 000s. Plus it also demands fees for: a. non-compliant buildings insurance; and b. consent to alterations.
  20. As the BC's Report says, most of UK's constituencies are to be set within a few % of the national average electorate- except: a, the Western Isles (large geographical area, low population) and b. the Isle of Wight (too large for one 'standard' constituency, too small for two- but allocated two anyway).
  21. Post #2: yes. From https://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/2023-review/yorkshire-and-the-humber/initial-proposals-for-new-parliamentary-constituency-boundaries-in-the-yorkshire-and-the-humber-region/page/5/ The BC says this, so far as concerns Sheffield and the changes proposed to take effect in 2023: We then considered the constituencies across the City of Sheffield and the Borough of Barnsley with electorates currently within the permitted electorate range. We noted that the three constituencies of Penistone and Stocksbridge, Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, and Sheffield Hallam could be left unchanged other than for realignment to reflect minor changes to local government ward boundaries. We therefore propose no further change to these constituencies. Elsewhere in the City of Sheffield, the existing Sheffield Central constituency has a particularly large electorate of 89,266, whereas the Sheffield Heeley and Sheffield South East constituencies are below the permitted electorate range. We propose that the Manor Castle ward be transferred from the existing Sheffield Central constituency into our proposed Sheffield Heeley constituency, bringing the former within the permitted electorate range. We then propose retaining the existing division of the Richmond ward between the Sheffield Heeley and Sheffield South East constituencies. We propose including the south-west part of the ward, including the areas of Four Lane Ends and Intake, in the Sheffield Heeley constituency, and the remainder of the ward, centred on Richmond, in the Sheffield South East constituency. We recognise that this divides a ward between constituencies, but consider that doing so enables the retention of a significant number of existing constituencies largely unchanged. The Consultation Paper also deals, of course, with SY's other three Districts and the changes applying to them, in order to even-up each Constituency's electorate so far as possible.
  22. I've still no idea why people are panicking. You cannot be alleged in arrears if the fault lies with the DD creditor failing to collect.
  23. Call centres? Not really the thread topic, you know...
  24. Didn't we have a Referendum asking our wishes (or am I confusing this this with the County "mayor"?)
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