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24th January 2017

24 January 2017: power outage

We will be without power for most of the day today (power has to be disconnected in order for trees to be cut back from our power line). There may therefore be a delay in replying to queries. ...   Read More >

24th January 2017

24 January 2017: power outage

We will be without power for most of the day today (power has to be disconnected in order for trees to be cut back from our power line). There may therefore be a delay in replying to queries. ...   Read More >

23rd January 2017

Newsletter January 2017

We're pleased to announce that our latest newsletter, dated January 2017, is now available in the members' pages of our website.This covers: Housekeeping - PRS insurance (tax and regulation) - "Brexit...   Read More >

1st January 2017

New Year 2017

We wish all our members and insurance clients a happy and healthy 2017. In view of the bank holidays today and tomorrow, our renewal invitation letters will be going out on Tuesday 3 January.  T...   Read More >

24th November 2016

Tax rise

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his autumn statement, announced that from June 2017 insurance premium tax ("IPT")  will rise from 10% to 12%. IPT rose from 5% to 6%  in January 2011, th...   Read More >

4th October 2016

October 2016 renewals

Further to our last news item, the usual renewal invitation letters were posted on 3 October, so should arrive today or tomorrow.  ...   Read More >

1st October 2016

October 2016 renewals

Please note that the usual renewal invitation letters will be going out a little later than usual to members and insurance clients whose membership and insurance is due for renewal at the end of Octob...   Read More >

15th August 2016

Increase in Insurance Premium Tax to 10%

For all cases in which an insurance policy is started or renewed on or after 1 October 2016, the tax on insurance policies will increase from 9.5% to 10%. The underlying cost of our insurance will no...   Read More >

3rd May 2016

May 2016 renewals

The usual renewal invitation documentation was sent out today, 3 May, by first class post - a little later than normal because of the bank holiday. If you are expecting to receive a letter, and haven...   Read More >

31st March 2016

March 2016 newsletter

We're pleased to announce that our latest newsletter, dated March 2016, is now available in the members' pages of our website. This covers:   Housekeeping (paper and electronic communication) - ...   Read More >

27th March 2016

Our new booklet on insurance

We are delighted to announce that our new booklet, entitled Insurance for Private Roads & Estates, has now been published and is available in our online shop. The booklet is intended to give a sh...   Read More >

25th October 2015

Private Roads: The Legal Framework (5th edition 2013)

We're in the process of rationalising the content of this website and our sister publishing website, www.barsby.com.  Sales of Private Roads:  The Legal Framework at discounted prices to mem...   Read More >

8th September 2015

September 2015 newsletter

We're pleased to announce that our latest newsletter, dated September 2015, is now available in the members' pages of our website.This covers: Housekeeping - PRS insurance (changes during 2015, e...   Read More >

2nd September 2015

October 2015 renewals

The usual renewal invitation letters were sent out yesterday, 1 September, to members and insurance clients whose membership/insurance are due for renewal at the end of September.  If you are exp...   Read More >

2nd June 2015

Private Roads and Estates: a Guide for Residents

We're delighted to anounce the publication of our new guide for residents.  This 25-page booklet aims to explain, as briefly and clearly as possible, why a private road should have a residents' a...   Read More >

22nd May 2015

May 2015 newsletter

We're pleased to announce that our May 2015 newsletter is now available on this website for members to download. The news letter covers: Housekeeping - insurance (legal expenses cover, choice of soli...   Read More >

27th April 2015

May 2015 renewals

The usual renewal invitation letters will go out today - that is, a little earlier than usual -  to members and insurance clients whose membership/insurance is due for renewal at the end of May.&...   Read More >

3rd March 2015

March 2015 renewals

The usual invitations were posted yesterday, Monday 2 March, to members and insurance clients whose membership and/or insurance were due for renewal at the end of March.  The cost of our basic po...   Read More >

3rd January 2015

February 2015 renewals

The usual renewal invitations letters were posted on 2 January to our members and insurance clients whose membership and/or insurance are due for renewal at the end of January.   Our request...   Read More >

27th November 2014

Passwords

Most of our members and insurance clients have now logged in and changed their temporary password for a permanent one.  For those who haven't, we will, as cases come up for renewal, make the temp...   Read More >

1st October 2014

October renewals

The usual renewal invitation letters have today been dispatched, by first class post, to PRS members and insurance clients whose membership/insurance fall due for renewal at the end of October.  ...   Read More >

22nd September 2014

Temporary passwords

If you are a member or an insurance client, and haven't yet logged in and changed your temporary password, please let us know.   We will then supply a new temporary password with a new 14-da...   Read More >

11th September 2014

Public rights of way for motor vehicles

One of members has kindly supplied us with the judgment In a recent case dealing with public rights of way for motor vehicles in a private road – whether they have been created by “dedicat...   Read More >

1st September 2014

Logging in

The logging-in procedure should now be working smoothly. To summarise, please: a) Log in using the temporary password which we supplied in stock letters which went out to all members and insurance cl...   Read More >

28th August 2014

Welcome to our new website

We're delighted to announce that our new website went live, a little ahead of schedule, on Thursday 28 September 2014.  It incorporates many improvements, including an online payment facility and...   Read More >